1 «To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.» I cried unto God with myThe prophet teaches us by his example to flee to God for help in our necessities.voice, [even] unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.
2 In the day of my trouble I sought ye Lord: my sore ranne and ceased not in the night: my soule refused comfort.
3 I remembered God, and wasHe shows that we must patiently abide though God does not deliver us from our troubles at the first cry.troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
4 Thou holdest mine eyesMeaning that his sorrows were as watchmen that kept his eyes from sleeping.waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
5 Then I considered the daies of olde, and the yeeres of ancient time.
6 I call to remembrance myOf thanksgiving, which I was accustomed to sing in my prosperity.song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit madeBoth the reasons why I was chastened, and when my sorrows would end.diligent search.
7 Will the Lorde absent him selfe for euer? and will he shewe no more fauour?
8 Is hisAs if he would say, It is impossible: by which he exhorts himself to patience.mercy clean gone for ever? doth [his] promise fail for evermore?
9 Hath God forgotten to be mercifull? hath he shut vp his teder mercies in displeasure? Selah.
10 And I said, This [is] myThough I first doubted of my life, yet considering that God had his years, that is, change of times, and was accustomed also to lift up them whom he had beaten, I took heart again.infirmity: [but I will remember] the years of the right hand of the most High.
11 I remembred the workes of the Lorde: certainely I remembred thy wonders of olde.
12 I did also meditate all thy woorkes, and did deuise of thine actes, saying,
13 Thy way, O God, [is]That is in heaven, to which we must ascend by faith, if we will know the ways of God.in the sanctuary: who [is so] great aHe condemns all who worship anything save the only true God, whose glory appears through the world.God as [our] God?
14 Thou art ye God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy power among the people.
15 Thou hast redeemed thy people with thine arme, euen the sonnes of Iaakob & Ioseph. Selah.
16 TheHe declares how the power of God was declared when he delivered the Israelites through the Red Sea.waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.
17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out aThat is, thundered and lightninged.sound: thine arrows also went abroad.
18 The voyce of thy thunder was rounde about: the lightnings lightened the worlde: the earth trembled and shooke.
19 Thy way [is] in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are notFor when you had brought over your people, the water returned to her course, and the enemies who thought to have followed them, could not pass through, (Exo_14:28-29).known.
20 Thou diddest leade thy people like sheepe by the hand of Moses and Aaron.