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.

New American Standard Bible
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New American Standard 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; my sore bled in the night and ceased not; my soul refused to be comforted.

King James 2000 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.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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.

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:

Darby Bible Translation
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.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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.
Study Bible
In The Day of Trouble I Sought the LORD
1For the choirmaster. According to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph. I cried aloud to God, I cried out 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 will call on You, for You will 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.

Isaiah 26:9
My soul longs for You in the night; indeed, my spirit within me diligently seeks You. For when Your judgments come upon the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Jeremiah 31:15
This is what the LORD says: "A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children, and refusing consolation, because they are no more."

Lamentations 1:2
She weeps aloud in the night, with tears upon her cheeks. Among all her lovers there is no one to comfort her. All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.

Lamentations 3:49
My eyes overflow unceasingly, without relief,

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?







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

my soul
נַפְשִֽׁי׃ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 3985: To refuse

to be comforted.
הִנָּחֵ֣ם (hin·nā·ḥêm)
Verb - Nifal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5162: To sigh, breathe strongly, to be sorry, to pity, console, rue, to avenge
(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. 77:1-10 Days of trouble must be days of prayer; when God seems to have withdrawn from us, we must seek him till we find him. In the day of his trouble the psalmist did not seek for the diversion of business or amusement, but he sought God, and his favor and grace. Those that are under trouble of mind, must pray it away. He pored upon the trouble; the methods that should have relieved him did but increase his grief. When he remembered God, it was only the Divine justice and wrath. His spirit was overwhelmed, and sank under the load. But let not the remembrance of the comforts we have lost, make us unthankful for those that are left. Particularly he called to remembrance the comforts with which he supported himself in former sorrows. Here is the language of a sorrowful, deserted soul, walking in darkness; a common case even among those that fear the Lord, Isa 50:10. Nothing wounds and pierces like the thought of God's being angry. God's own people, in a cloudy and dark day, may be tempted to make wrong conclusions about their spiritual state, and that of God's kingdom in the world. But we must not give way to such fears. Let faith answer them from the Scripture. The troubled fountain will work itself clear again; and the recollection of former times of joyful experience often raises a hope, tending to relief. Doubts and fears proceed from the want and weakness of faith. Despondency and distrust under affliction, are too often the infirmities of believers, and, as such, are to be thought upon by us with sorrow and shame. When, unbelief is working in us, we must thus suppress its risings.
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