Psalm 77:9
New International Version
Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion?”

New Living Translation
Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he slammed the door on his compassion? Interlude

English Standard Version
Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?” Selah

Berean Study Bible
Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has His anger shut off His compassion?” Selah

King James Bible
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

New King James Version
Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger shut up His tender mercies? Selah

New American Standard Bible
Has God forgotten to be gracious, Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah

NASB 1995
Has God forgotten to be gracious, Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah.

NASB 1977
Has God forgotten to be gracious? Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah.

Amplified Bible
Has God forgotten to be gracious? Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger withheld his compassion? ” Selah

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger withheld His compassion?” Selah

American Standard Version
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? Hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Or has God forgotten to love, or does he withhold his mercies in his wrath?"

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Will God forget to pity? or will he shut up his compassions in his wrath? Pause.

Contemporary English Version
Have you forgotten how to have pity? Do you refuse to show mercy because of your anger?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or will God forget to shew mercy? or will he in his anger shut up his mercies?

English Revised Version
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah

Good News Translation
Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has anger taken the place of his compassion?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he locked up his compassion because of his anger? [Selah]

International Standard Version
Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger withheld his compassion? Interlude

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? Hath He in anger shut up his compassions?' Selah

Literal Standard Version
Has God forgotten [His] favors? Has He shut up His mercies in anger? Selah.

NET Bible
Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has his anger stifled his compassion?"

New Heart English Bible
Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he, in anger, withheld his compassion?" Selah.

World English Bible
Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he, in anger, withheld his compassion?" Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Hath God forgotten His favours? Hath He shut up in anger His mercies? Selah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
In The Day of Trouble I Sought the LORD
8Is His loving devotion gone forever? Has His promise failed for all time? 9Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has His anger shut off His compassion?” Selah 10So I said, “I am grieved that the right hand of the Most High has changed.”…

Cross References
Psalm 25:6
Remember, O LORD, Your compassion and loving devotion, for they are from age to age.

Psalm 40:11
O LORD, do not withhold Your mercy from me; Your loving devotion and faithfulness will always guard me.

Psalm 51:1
Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your loving devotion; according to Your great compassion, blot out my transgressions.

Isaiah 49:15
"Can a woman forget her nursing child, or lack compassion for the son of her womb? Even if she could forget, I will not forget you!


Treasury of Scripture

Has God forgotten to be gracious? has he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

God

Isaiah 40:27
Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?

Isaiah 49:14,15
But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me…

Isaiah 63:15
Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?

shut up

Luke 13:25-28
When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: …

Romans 11:32
For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

1 John 3:17
But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?









Verse 9. - Hath God forgotten to be gracious? Can God, who forgets nothing and no one (Isaiah 49:15), have forgotten his own nature, which is to be "merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abundant in goodness" (Exodus 34:6)? Assuredly not. The higher nature in the psalmist, as Professor Cheyne observes, expostulates with the lower one. Hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Has he shut them up, "as in a closed hand" (Kay, Canon Cook)? (comp. Deuteronomy 15:7).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Has God
אֵ֑ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

forgotten
הֲשָׁכַ֣ח (hă·šā·ḵaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7911: To mislay, to be oblivious of, from want of memory, attention

to be gracious?
חַנּ֣וֹת (ḥan·nō·wṯ)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 2589: Be gracious, entreat

Has His anger
בְּ֝אַ֗ף (bə·’ap̄)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

shut off
קָפַ֥ץ (qā·p̄aṣ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7092: To draw together, close, to leap, to die

His compassion?”
רַחֲמָ֥יו (ra·ḥă·māw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7356: Compassion, the womb, a maiden

Selah
סֶֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's 5542: Suspension, pause


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