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Psalm 78

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Psalm 78

Psalm 78 (Greek numbering: Psalm 77) is the 78th psalm in the biblical Book of Psalms. It is one of the 12 Psalms of Asaph and is described as a "maskil".[1] It is the second longest Psalm, second only to Psalm 119 in length.

Uses in Judaism

  • Is recited on the third thru sixth days of Passover in some traditions.[2]
  • Verse 36-37 are found in the Foundation of Repentance recited on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.[3]
  • Verse 38 (V'hu Rachum) is the first verse of a paragraph by the same name in Pesukei Dezimra,[4] is the seventeenth verse of Yehi Kivod in Pesukei Dezimra,[5] is the opening verse of the long Tachanun recited on Mondays and Thursdays,[6] is found in Uva Letzion,[7] and is one of two verses recited at the beginning of Maariv.[8]
  • Verse 54 is part of Pirkei Avot Chapter 6, no. 10.[9]
  • Verse 61 is part of the long Tachanun recited on Mondays and Thursdays.[10]


  1. ^ New International Version
  2. ^ The Artscroll Tehillim page 329
  3. ^ The Complete Artscroll Machzor for Rosh Hashanah page 7
  4. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 62
  5. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 66
  6. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 125
  7. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 155
  8. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 257
  9. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 587
  10. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 123
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