Psalm 77:2
New International Version
When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted.

New Living Translation
When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord. All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven, but my soul was not comforted.

English Standard Version
In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted.

Berean Study Bible
In the day of trouble I sought the Lord; through the night my outstretched hands did not grow weary; my soul refused to be comforted.

King James Bible
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

New King James Version
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; My hand was stretched out in the night without ceasing; My soul refused to be comforted.

New American Standard Bible
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; In the night my hand was stretched out and did not grow weary; My soul refused to be comforted.

NASB 1995
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; In the night my hand was stretched out without weariness; My soul refused to be comforted.

NASB 1977
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; In the night my hand was stretched out without weariness; My soul refused to be comforted.

Amplified Bible
In the day of my trouble I [desperately] sought the Lord; In the night my hand was stretched out [in prayer] without weariness; My soul refused to be comforted.

Christian Standard Bible
I sought the Lord in my day of trouble. My hands were continually lifted up all night long; I refused to be comforted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I sought the Lord in my day of trouble. My hands were continually lifted up all night long; I refused to be comforted.

American Standard Version
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: My hand was stretched out in the night, and slacked not; My soul refused to be comforted.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In the day of my suffering I prayed to LORD JEHOVAH and his hand drew me in the night and I was not silent and there was no comforter for my soul.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In the day of mine affliction I earnestly sought the Lord; even with my hands by night before him, and I was not deceived; my soul refused to be comforted.

Contemporary English Version
In days filled with trouble, I search for you. And at night I tirelessly lift my hands in prayer, refusing comfort.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the day of my trouble I sought God, with my hands lifted up to him in the night, and I was not deceived. My soul refused to be comforted:

English Revised Version
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my hand was stretched out in the night, and slacked not; my soul refused to be comforted.

Good News Translation
In times of trouble I pray to the Lord; all night long I lift my hands in prayer, but I cannot find comfort.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the day I was in trouble, I went to the Lord for help. At night I stretched out my hands in prayer without growing tired. Yet, my soul refused to be comforted.

International Standard Version
When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; my hands were raised at night and they did not grow weary. I refused to be comforted.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; With my hand uplifted, [mine eye] streameth in the night without ceasing; My soul refuseth to be comforted.

Literal Standard Version
I sought the Lord in a day of my distress, My hand has been spread out by night, And it does not cease, My soul has refused to be comforted.

NET Bible
In my time of trouble I sought the Lord. I kept my hand raised in prayer throughout the night. I refused to be comforted.

New Heart English Bible
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord. My hand was stretched out in the night, and did not get tired. My soul refused to be comforted.

World English Bible
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord. My hand was stretched out in the night, and didn't get tired. My soul refused to be comforted.

Young's Literal Translation
In a day of my distress the Lord I sought, My hand by night hath been spread out, And it doth not cease, My soul hath refused to be comforted.

Additional Translations ...
Context
In The Day of Trouble I Sought the LORD
1For the choirmaster. According to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph. I cried out to God; I cried aloud to God to hear me. 2In the day of trouble I sought the Lord; through the night my outstretched hands did not grow weary; my soul refused to be comforted. 3I remembered You, O God, and I groaned; I mused and my spirit grew faint. Selah…

Cross References
Genesis 37:35
All his sons and daughters tried to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. "No," he said. "I will go down to Sheol mourning for my son." So his father wept for him.

Job 11:13
As for you, if you direct your heart and lift up your hands to Him,

Psalm 50:15
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me."

Psalm 63:6
When I remember You on my bed, I think of You through the watches of the night.

Psalm 86:7
In the day of my distress I call on You, because You answer me.

Psalm 88:9
My eyes grow dim with grief. I call to You daily, O LORD; I spread out my hands to You.

Psalm 142:2
I pour out my complaint before Him; I reveal my trouble to Him.


Treasury of Scripture

In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

in the

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

Psalm 50:15
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Psalm 88:1-3
A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite. O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee: …

my

Psalm 6:2,3
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed…

Psalm 38:3-8
There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin…

2 Chronicles 6:28
If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness there be:

sore.

Genesis 37:35
And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Esther 4:1-4
When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry; …

Proverbs 18:14
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?









(2) My sore ran . . .--The text of this verse is evidently faulty. As it stands it is unintelligible. My hand was poured out and grew not dull (like a corpse).

The LXX. and Vulg. have, "with my hands against Him, and I was not deceived," pointing to a different reading. Symmachus has, however, "my hand was stretched out," which may be a possible meaning of the Hebrew, though a comparison with Lamentations 3:49 (comp. Lamentations 2:18) suggests that eye was written instead of hand. The Authorised Version's sore comes from the Rabbins, who thought of the hand beating the breast, and rendered, "my blows were poured out." Though the probable text may be beyond recovery, the feeling of the verse is quite palpable. It expresses the anguish of the poet's soul--

"His vows in the night, so fierce and unavailing,

Stings of his shame and passion of his tears."

Verse 2. - In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord (comp. Genesis 35:3; Habakkuk 3:16). My sore ran in the night; rather, my band was stretched out in the night (Cook, Cheyne, Revised Version); comp. Psalm 28:2. And ceased not. He continued in prayer all through the night. My soul refused to be comforted (comp. Genesis 37:35; Jeremiah 31:15). He was like Jacob when he lost Joseph, or like Rachel weeping for her children.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
In the day
בְּי֥וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of trouble
צָרָתִי֮ (ṣā·rā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6869: Tightness, a female rival

I sought
דָּ֫רָ֥שְׁתִּי (dā·rā·šə·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

the Lord;
אֲדֹנָ֪י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

through the night
לַ֣יְלָה (lay·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity

my outstretched hands
יָדִ֤י ׀ (yā·ḏî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

did not grow weary;
תָפ֑וּג (ṯā·p̄ūḡ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6313: To be sluggish

my soul
נַפְשִֽׁי׃ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

refused
מֵאֲנָ֖ה (mê·’ă·nāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3985: To refuse

to be comforted.
הִנָּחֵ֣ם (hin·nā·ḥêm)
Verb - Nifal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5162: To sigh, breathe strongly, to be sorry, to pity, console, rue, to avenge


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