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Ketuvim - Writings


Chapter 77

1 For the Leader; for Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph.
2 I will lift up my voice unto G-d, an cry; I will lift up my voice unto G-d, that He may give ear unto me.
3 In the day of my trouble I seek the L-rd; with my hand uplifted, mine eye streameth in the night without ceasing; my soul refuseth to be comforted.
4 When I think thereon, O G-d, I must moan; when I muse thereon, my spirit fainteth. Selah
5 Thou holdest fast the lids of mine eyes; I am troubled, and cannot speak.
6 I have pondered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
7 In the night I will call to remembrance my song; I will commune with mine own heart; and my spirit maketh diligent search:
8 'Will the L-rd cast off for ever? and will He be favourable no more?
9 Is His mercy clean gone for ever? Is His promise come to an end for evermore?
10 Hath G-d forgotten to be gracious? Hath He in anger shut up his compassions?' Selah
11 And I say: 'This is my weakness, that the right hand of the Most High could change.
12 I will make mention of the deeds of HaShem; yea, I will remember Thy wonders of old.
13 I will meditate also upon all Thy work, and muse on Thy doings.'
14 O G-d, Thy way is in holiness; who is a great god like unto G-d?
15 Thou art the G-d that doest wonders; Thou hast made known Thy strength among the peoples.
16 Thou hast with Thine arm redeemed Thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
17 The waters saw Thee, O G-d; the waters saw Thee, they were in pain; the depths also trembled.
18 The clouds flooded forth waters; the skies sent out a sound; Thine arrows also went abroad.
19 The voice of Thy thunder was in the whirlwind; the lightnings lighted up the world; the earth trembled and shook.
20 Thy way was in the sea, and Thy path in the great waters, and Thy footsteps were not known.
21 Thou didst lead Thy people like a flock, by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
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