Psalm 77:19
New International Version
Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.

New Living Translation
Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters— a pathway no one knew was there!

English Standard Version
Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen.

Berean Study Bible
Your path led through the sea, Your way through the mighty waters, but Your footprints were not to be found.

King James Bible
Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

New King James Version
Your way was in the sea, Your path in the great waters, And Your footsteps were not known.

New American Standard Bible
Your way was in the sea And Your paths in the mighty waters, And Your footprints were not known.

NASB 1995
Your way was in the sea And Your paths in the mighty waters, And Your footprints may not be known.

NASB 1977
Thy way was in the sea, And Thy paths in the mighty waters, And Thy footprints may not be known.

Amplified Bible
Your way [of escape for Your people] was through the sea, And Your paths through the great waters, And Your footprints were not traceable.

Christian Standard Bible
Your way went through the sea and your path through the vast water, but your footprints were unseen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your way went through the sea and Your path through the great waters, but Your footprints were unseen.

American Standard Version
Thy way was in the sea, And thy paths in the great waters, And thy footsteps were not known.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your path is in the sea and your steps in the many waters, neither are your footprints known.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in many waters, and thy footsteps cannot be known.

Contemporary English Version
You walked through the water of the mighty sea, but your footprints were never seen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in many waters: and thy footsteps shall not be known.

English Revised Version
Thy way was in the sea, and thy paths in the great waters, and thy footsteps were not known.

Good News Translation
You walked through the waves; you crossed the deep sea, but your footprints could not be seen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your road went through the sea. Your path went through raging water, but your footprints could not be seen.

International Standard Version
Your way was through the sea, and your path through mighty waters, but your footprints cannot be traced.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy way was in the sea, And Thy path in the great waters, And Thy footsteps were not known.

Literal Standard Version
Your way [is] in the sea, And Your paths in many waters, And Your tracks have not been known.

NET Bible
You walked through the sea; you passed through the surging waters, but left no footprints.

New Heart English Bible
Your way was through the sea; your paths through the great waters. Your footsteps were not known.

World English Bible
Your way was through the sea; your paths through the great waters. Your footsteps were not known.

Young's Literal Translation
In the sea is Thy way, And Thy paths are in many waters, And Thy tracks have not been known.

Additional Translations ...
Context
In The Day of Trouble I Sought the LORD
18Your thunder resounded in the whirlwind; the lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked. 19Your path led through the sea, Your way through the mighty waters, but Your footprints were not to be found. 20You led Your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.…

Cross References
Job 9:8
He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.

Psalm 36:6
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains; Your judgments are like the deepest sea. O LORD, You preserve man and beast.

Isaiah 43:16
Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea and a path through the surging waters,

Isaiah 51:10
Was it not You who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made a road in the depths of the sea for the redeemed to cross over?

Daniel 4:3
How great are His signs, how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; His dominion endures from generation to generation.

Habakkuk 3:15
You trampled the sea with Your horses, churning the great waters.


Treasury of Scripture

Your way is in the sea, and your path in the great waters, and your footsteps are not known.

way

Psalm 29:10
The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.

Psalm 97:2
Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

Nehemiah 9:11
And thou didst divide the sea before them, so that they went through the midst of the sea on the dry land; and their persecutors thou threwest into the deeps, as a stone into the mighty waters.

footsteps

Exodus 14:28
And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.

Romans 11:33
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!









(19) Are not known.--"We know not, they knew not, by what precise means the deliverance was wrought; we know not by what precise track through the gulf the passage was effected. We know not; we need not know. The obscuring, the mystery, here as elsewhere, was part of the lesson. . . . All that we see distinctly is, that through this dark and terrible night, with the enemy pressing close behind, and the driving sea on either side, He led His people like sheep by the hand of Moses and Aaron" (Stanley, Jewish Church, i. 128).

To some minds the abruptness of the conclusion of the psalm marks it as unfinished. But no better end could have been reached in the poet's perplexity than that to which he has been led by his musings on the past, the thought of the religious aids ready to his hand, in the faith and worship left by Moses and Aaron. We are reminded of him who recalled the thoughts of the young man, searching for a higher ideal of duty, back to the law and obedience. Or if the psalm is rather an expression of the feeling of the community than of an individual, there is a pointed significance in the conclusion given to all the national cries of doubt and despair--the one safe course was to remain loyal and true to the ancient institutions.

Verse 19. - Thy way is in the sea; rather, was in the sea. Thou wentest, i.e., in person before thy people in their passage across the dry bed of the Red Sea; truly there, though invisible (comp. Exodus 15:13; Psalm 78:52, 53; Psalm 106:9; Isaiah 63:13). And thy path in the great waters; literally, thy paths. So the Revised Version. And thy footsteps are not known; rather, were not. No one perceived thy presence, much less discerned thy footsteps. As in external nature and in the human heart, God worked secretly.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Your path
דַּרְכֶּ֗ךָ (dar·ke·ḵā)
Noun - common singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

led through the sea,
בַּיָּ֤ם (bay·yām)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

Your way
וּֽ֭שְׁבִֽילְךָ (ū·šə·ḇî·lə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7635: A track, passage-way

through the mighty
רַבִּ֑ים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

waters,
בְּמַ֣יִם (bə·ma·yim)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

but Your footprints
וְ֝עִקְּבוֹתֶ֗יךָ (wə·‘iq·qə·ḇō·w·ṯe·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6119: Heel, footprint, hind part

were not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to be found.
נֹדָֽעוּ׃ (nō·ḏā·‘ū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3045: To know


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