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Psalms 77:1

    Psalms 77:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I cried to God with my voice, even to God with my voice; and he gave ear to me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I will cry unto God with my voice, Even unto God with my voice; and he will give ear unto me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <To the chief music-maker. After Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A Psalm.> I was crying to God with my voice; even to God with my voice, and he gave ear to me.

    Webster's Revision

    I will cry unto God with my voice, Even unto God with my voice; and he will give ear unto me.

    World English Bible

    My cry goes to God! Indeed, I cry to God for help, and for him to listen to me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the Chief Musician; after the manner of Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph. I will cry unto God with my voice; even unto God with my voice, and he wilt give ear unto me.

    Definitions for Psalms 77:1

    Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 77:1

    I cried unto God - The repetition here marks the earnestness of the psalmist's soul; and the word voice shows that the Psalm was not the issue of private meditation, but of deep mental trouble, which forced him to speak his griefs aloud.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 77:1

    I cried unto God with my voice - That is, he cried or prayed audibly. It was not mere mental prayer. See the notes at Psalm 3:4.

    Even unto God with my voice - The repetition here is emphatic. The idea is that it was an earnest or fervent cry. Compare the notes at 2 Corinthians 12:8.

    And he gave ear unto me - See Psalm 5:1, note; Psalm 17:6, note.