Chapter 136. For his mercy, etc. (15-21) Commentary on Psalm 135:1-4 (Read Psalm 135:1-4) The subject-matter of praise, is the blessings of grace flowing from the everlasting love of God. Psalms 136:2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy [endureth] for ever. To him which smote great kings (see the comment on Psalms 135:10). First Reading. The Kind Love Of The Lord: Free Bible Commentary on Psalm 136 in EasyEnglish. 7 who made the great lights — His love endures forever. There is an ancient and venerable teaching in the church on the word of God. O give thanks to the L ord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Psalm 136. With a strong hand and an outstretched arm, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Commentary on 1 Kings 3:5-12. (1-3) Mourning by Babylon’s rivers. Study the bible online using commentary on Psalm 136:23 and more! Study the bible online using commentary on Psalm 136 and more! His love is eternal. First Reading. Commentary … The sheer size of Psalm 119 alone (176 verses) frequently leaves the interpreter paralyzed. Psalms 136. Gospel. Read Psalm 136:23 commentary using The Treasury of David. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Psalms 136:3. Is this not the task of the preacher? Psalms 136:13. Because this psalm is a remembrance of Babylon, many commentators believe it was written after the return from exile. July 27, 2014. Commentary on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52. 1-26. The Kind Love of the *LORD. Psalms 136:26 - Give thanks to the God of heaven, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Up to this point it is God the absolute in general, the Creator of all things, to the celebration of whose praise they are summoned; and from this point onwards the God of the history of salvation. Genesis 29:15-28 is small slice of a much larger story. The first clauses of Psalms 136:2-3 (God of gods and Lord of Lords) are taken from De 10:17; Psalms 136:12, first clause (with a strong hand and stretched out arm) from De 4:34, and De 5:15. 8 the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords. Psalms 136:2. Psalm 136 King James Version (KJV). 4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. 4 to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. Psalms 136:4. Psalm 136 Bible Commentary. Ver. Psalm 136:1 Or mercy, and so throughout the Psalm; Psalm 136:4 I.e., wonderful acts; Psalm 136:5 Lit with understanding; Psalm 136:8 Or over the; Psalm 136:9 Or over the; Psalm 136:10 Lit Egypt; Psalm 136:13 Lit Sea of Reeds; Psalm 136:15 Lit shook off; Psalm 136:15 Lit Sea of Reeds; Psalm 136… John Calvin (Calvin’s Commentaries [Baker], on Psalm 136, p. 181) says that the repeated refrain teaches us that to praise the Lord properly, we must acknowledge that everything we receive from Him is bestowed by His grace. The parables assigned for the last two weeks comprise a narrative of moderate length followed some verses later by interpretations. Gospel. 5 who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever. Alternate First Reading. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. His Steadfast Love Endures Forever - Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. 1. The scope of this psalm is the same with that of the foregoing psalm, but there is something very singular in the composition of it; for the latter half of each verse is the same, repeated throughout the psalm, "for his mercy endureth for ever,’’ and yet no vain repetition. 136 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Commentary on Psalm 119:129-136. THIS psalm is evidently intended for liturgic use. Psalms 136:4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. His love is eternal. It may also have been written many years into the exile. 3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. Commentary on Genesis 29:15-28. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Click a verse to see commentary Select a resource above Psalm 136 God’s Work in Creation and in History. Psalms 136:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. His love is eternal. God to be praised for his mercy. PSALM 136 . Psalm 137 – The Mournful Song of the Exiles. 3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. Give thanks to the God of gods. * * * 1. Psalm 136 God’s Love Is Eternal - Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. 4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalms 136:11. It has three forms. But there are a variety of ways to say it. Commentary on Psalm 119:129-136 View Bible Text . 3. He alone does great wonders. Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Psalms 136 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources . Gordon Churchyard. Read Psalm 136 commentary using The Treasury of David. Psalms 136:16, first clause, is like De 8:15 (cf. Words in brackets, ( ), are not in the *Hebrew Bible. Psalms 136:19 << Psalm 134 | Psalm 135 | Psalm 136 >> (Read all of Psalm 135) Complete Concise Chapter Contents. A. New American Standard Version. To him which led his people through the wilderness (Exodus 13:20-22; Exodus 40:36-38; Deuteronomy 8:15). Psalms 136:25. (1-4) For his power and judgments. And slew famous kings. 2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept O give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. Commentary on 1 Kings 3:5-12 “Ask me, what would you like me to give you?” Alternate First Reading. But that is the second and derivative form of the word of God. However, this psalm is absolutely unique because its refrain is repeated at the end of each verse: “for his mercy endureth for ever”. It contains reminiscences of many parts, of Scripture, and is especially based on the previous psalm, which it follows closely in Psalms 136:10-18, and quotes directly in Psalms 136:19-22.Delitzsch points out that if these quoted verses are omitted, the psalm falls into triplets. 6 who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever. Psalm 136. His love is eternal. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. The Lord’s Enduring Mercy Text: Psalm 136:1-6 Psalm 136 is unique to all the Psalms, because of its usage of “For His mercy endure forever” No where in scripture do you find the same stanza repeated over and over again like Psalm 136. The scope of this psalm is the same with that of the foregoing psalm, but there is something very singular in the composition of it; for the latter half of each verse is the same, repeated throughout the psalm, "for his mercy endureth for ever,' and yet no vain repetition. Psalm 119:129-136 Commentary by Shauna Hannan. Ver. 1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. His love is eternal. Commentary on Psalm 136(137) Catholic Online; Featured Today; Free World Class Education FREE Catholic Classes "A National Hymn of Sorrow" VATICAN CITY, DEC. 1, 2005 (Zenit) - Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave at today's general audience, which he dedicated to a reflection on Psalm 136(137). “All the works of God are wonderful, and speak him alone to have been their author. Psalms 137:1. The scope of this psalm is the same with that of the foregoing psalm, but there is something very singular in the composition of it; for the latter half of each verse is the same, repeated throughout the psalm, "for his mercy endureth for ever," and yet no vain repetition. Jump to: Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible; John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible; Treasury of David ; John Trapp Complete Commentary; George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary; E.W. Psalm 136:4. Who alone doeth great wonders — He, and none else; or he, without the help of any other person, or thing: whereas no other being can do any thing alone, or without his help. 2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. Verses 1-26. 2. Psalms 136:1-26. Bible > Bible Commentary; The Geneva Study Bible; Psalm; Psalm 136; The Geneva Study Bible << Psalm 135 | Psalm 136 | Psalm 137 >> (Read all of Psalm 136) 136:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: for his a mercy [endureth] for ever. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Psalms 136. Psalms 136:18. Psalms 136:17. Psalm 136:5-6. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Psalms 136:26. New American Standard Version. Commentators note how similar this psalm is to Psalm 135, and that both psalms cite frequently from other Scriptures, especially Deuteronomy. Give thanks to the God of heaven, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 1. Audio Commentary: Psalm 136 Psalm 136. 2. Oreb, Zeb, Zeba, Zalmunna, Agag. Psalms 136:16. Psalms 136:3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. —Franz Delitzsch. Talk about treasure in a field! www.easyenglish.bible. Psalms 136 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, written by 29 eminent scholars, is one of the most-recognized standards of expository commentaries To him that by wisdom — Namely, by eminent and admirable wisdom, far exceeding the capacity of all creatures, whether human or angelical; made the heavens, that stretched out the earth — “The heavens above, and the earth beneath, declare the wisdom of their great Maker, and proclaim aloud, to an intelligent ear, the divinity of the hand that formed them. The psalm was no doubt sung antiphonally with the people responding with the refrain. New American Standard Version. Protestants tend to forget this, thinking first of the word of God in the Bible. Commentary on Psalm 119:129-136. Words in boxes are from the Bible. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Psalms 136:12. To complicate the interpretive challenge, the complex acrostic structure of the psalm coupled with its seemingly repetitive emphasis on tora can leave one stymied at best, or perhaps worse, somewhat jaded as to its homiletical possibilities. Psalms 136. Singing to the self. Commentary on Psalm 119:129-136 View Bible Text . For this Psalmist, nothing really. God’s decrees are wonderful. (5-14) The vanity of idols. Psalm 136: This psalm is a hymn of praise like the preceding: a call to praise (verses 1-3), a cause for praise (verses 4-25), and a conclusion (verse 26). For his mercy, etc. What else can be said? 9 the moon and stars to govern the night; Commentary on Genesis 29:15-28 . For his mercy, etc. For his mercy endureth for ever] This is the foot or burden of the whole song; neither is it any idle repetition, but a notable expression of the saints’ unsatisfiableness in praising God for his never failing mercy. He made the heavens skillfully. The Great *Hallel. July 24, 2011. 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