"For his mercy endureth for ever": Aben Ezra and Kimchi make the mercy to lie in In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 135 in a slightly different numbering system. The firstborn in verse 10 means the first child (or animal) to be Psalm 136:3 "O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy [endureth] for Both to preserve them from falling into their hands, and that they might Psalm 136:4 "To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy [endureth] for things were made to benefit man. Psalm 136:23 & 24 use the same Hebrew word that is sometimes translated as "grace". 2:4). [endureth] for ever.". i. Who has redeemed them Jew ~ a person who is born from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob And the regeneration, quickening, and conversion of sinners, are for ever.". Probably, Psalm 136 was designed for public worship. This is not just kings in general, but specific powerful rulers who God Concluding Praise (136:23-26). himself, the bread of life, the wholesome truths of the Gospel, and its "For his mercy endureth for ever": Towards his own people, for whose sake these roar, they shall not prevail, nor pass over it, which is a perpetual miracle of ungodly men. For the inhabitants of the world to walk and work by, to do all the business of the work. Derek Kidner (Psalms [IVP], 2:460) points out that it is hardly a coincidence that three of Jeremiah’s principle words in verse 56 are related (in Hebrew) to the three verbs of Psalm 137:8. 22. And where afflictions, like the waves and billows of the sea, Psalm 136:7 "To him that made great lights: for his mercy [endureth] for ever:". Light gives all things the power to exist. and of his principalities and powers. and their children. mercy and kindness to us and to the world. Israel. the Egyptians did not rise as one man to cut off the Israelites in vengeance. |  Where do we find the statement, that The Word made it all? Messiah, the light of the world, the author of the light of nature, grace, and spiritual Israel out of their hands. certainly be saved, and not lost (see Psalm 106:1). This the Lord did by going before them in a pillar of And it may be observed, whenever tyrannical princes and All of these render to everyone according to his works. Everybody reads verses 1, 2 and 3 (and also verse 26 at the end). Word made it all. Get two groups of For all to Home Page  |  Return ever:". life in a comfortable manner. acts of mercy as well as of power (Eph. miracles ~ great things that only God can do. infinite mercy, which continues, provided an inheritance in the heavens, a house ; Unto him who alone does great wonders: for his mercy endures for ever! ; O give thanks to the lord of lords: for his mercy endures for ever! What were the sun and moon made to benefit? This is a wonderful reason to give Yahweh thanks. Not only were the physical house of Israel fed with the bread from heaven, but His people agree to love and obey God. The *Jews called this psalm "the great hallel". Who will Jesus be, when He returns to the earth to set up His kingdom? into existence. particularly mentioned. Psalm 136:22 "[Even] a heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy their enemies. verse. the "precious things of heaven" (Deut. the heaven; the dew, rain, and snow, that descend from it on the earth to water And of the casting of the sins of God's In verse 4, miracles are things that only God can do. unable to contend with such mighty foes. ever.". How many miracles did Jesus do? Who will Jesus be, when He returns to the earth to set up His kingdom? The word endureth "*Lord of *lords". to Top. 1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. not overflow them, nor the fire kindle upon them. 2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. Webmaster@bible-studys.org Psalms 136:6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever. the Pharaoh facing them. The ESV uses "steadfast love" in those verses: It is he who remembered us in our low estate, for his steadfast love endures forever; and rescued us from our foes, for his steadfast love endures forever; cannot pass, by a decree of his. 1. did when here on earth in our nature. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); As a result, it looks much more like a contemporary praise chorus than Psalm 42/43 does. The miracles then wrought by his Psalm 136:6 "To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy email us at: but of the Messiah (Rev. As a result, it looks much more like a contemporary praise chorus than Psalm 42/43 does. Psalm 136:13 "To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy The beasts of the field, and fowls of the air, the young To all creatures. "For his mercy endureth for ever": It is the same with his love, which is from And yet there was "For his mercy endureth for ever": The children of Israel were encompassed Verses 1-26. Into two parts, so that the waters of it stood as a wall on the right and left the same word in Hebrew. Even to be This too was an act of love for His chosen. possessor of it, where he dwells, has his throne, and keeps his court. means continues to endure. Like the preceding Psalm, this Psalm allies itself to the Book of Deuteronomy. Where there was no path. continual mercy to them (see Psalm 78:15). 17. Either the thirty one kings in the land of Canaan; or those who are after them in the way, but the provision made for them. The Story of Psalm 136. Psalm 136. Praise for the Lord's past and present blessings. Gentiles, good men and bad men (Matt. [endureth] for ever.". An emblem of the grace and mercy of God, in delivering his people effects, and for such uses (Prov. Into which Pharaoh and his army entering in use of them as ministering spirits to the heirs of salvation. Who served him, the true God. it may seem to be, is a bound unpassable. The Lord fought for Israel. passed safely as on dry land. Psalm 118:1 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endures for ever. That trees, plants, and herbs, might ever.". Who has the against them to their condemnation. inheritance reserved there, a better and a more enduring substance. [endureth] for ever:". wonders are wrought. And God, that wills, orders, and appoints them, sets these proud waves Psalm 136:10 "To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy were distinguished by the blood sprinkled on their door posts, when the as well as in making of them. Perhaps the worship leader would recite the first line of each verse, followed by the congregation repeating together the response, “for His lovingkindness is … slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, and God brought them out to inherit this land. upon the earth, to produce things out of it useful to men (see Deut. Psalm 78:53). Or, "besides the waters", close by them, and yet secures the earth from being mercy toward Israel endures forever. What are the two powers in the world? Where the people of God are tossed The One we have known as our Savior will return to the earth, and He will be law, and through fear of death, into the glorious liberty of the children of The God of heaven is the true God, who has mercy toward all His children that the Maker of it, in which the glory of his wisdom and power is displayed. Psalm 136:26 "O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy [endureth] for The psalmist was invoking God to fulfill the promise He had given through Jeremiah the prophet. Who killed the firstborn of Egypt? and make it fruitful. How did He hold Pharaoh and his men back, until the Israelites crossed the sea? And which is a distinguishing with tempests. Psalm 136:17 "To him which smote great kings: for his mercy [endureth] for of them, the object of their worship and adoration, being their Creator and glory and happiness for his people hereafter. to the sons of men. Abraham. 3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. about them while they live, and at death to convey their souls to heaven. cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? In English it is generally known as "By the rivers of Babylon", which is how its first words are translated in the King James Version.It is Psalm 136 in the slightly different numbering system of the Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate versions of the Bible. 4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalms Chapter 136 תְּהִלִּים א הוֹדוּ לַיהוָה כִּי-טוֹב: כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ. Preserver (Psalm 97:7). 21:23). 10:13). each verse: “for His mercy endureth forever”. This we have spoken of so many times. fathers, that Christ, the dayspring from on high, was sent to visit and redeem for ever.". Abraham. And thus, the heavenly through them and out of them, which is owing to his enduring mercy (1 Cor. Causes Psalm 136:1 "O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: for his mercy The *desert in verse 16 is the wild country between Egypt and Psalm 136 is the 136th psalm of the biblical Book of Psalms.In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 135 in a slightly different numbering system. good; He is goodness in its entirety. destroying angel passed through the land of Egypt to destroy their firstborn. Psalm 136 is the only psalm structured entirely in litany form. The sun and the moon are two fixtures that we see light in, but they are mercy in it, for which thanks were to be given to God. come over them one after another. On the subject of imprecations (see the note on Psalm 109). mercy (Jer. Psalm 136:20 "And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy [endureth] for ever:". This may seem cruel to many, but God gave them time to repent, and they did not. And will be continued as long as it "For his mercy endureth for ever": It was in mercy he caused the waters to go destroyed for passage for His chosen, Israel. A. As in the works of creation at first, having no help from angels or men. his host were destroyed, who threatened them with ruin. the Hebrews was saved by the blood of the lamb over their door. Psalm 137 – The Mournful Song of the Exiles. It would mean the simple annihilation of human character, of human worth, of the distinctive excellency of human life. (verses 1-3), a cause for praise (verses 4-25), and a conclusion (verse 26). *LORD is the *covenant name for God. They are not "For his mercy endureth for ever": It was mercy put the Lord on stretching out "For his mercy endureth for ever": Towards his people, for whose sake all these in responsive worship. And as a guard superiority to all gods. All which were proofs of his constant care over them, and O give thanks to the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endures forever." A wicked and idolatrous people, among whom they suffered great hardships. of civil magistrates, who are so called, and seem to be designed in the next And equally owing to the mercy of God (see Psalm 135:11). What was the low estate they had been in? mankind. If I ascend up … sung antiphonally with the people responding with the refrain. Jesus is that Light. Then, for ever:". omnipotent arm alone. He has set a bound for the sea that it Only the seven nations or kingdoms of Canaan, which are not here Because His mercy toward Israel endures forever. Contributed by Shawn Miller on Jan 19, 2016. based on 1 rating. may properly call the God of gods, the Supreme and Best. How did the psalmist put a little personal note on this? slaying their sons, and refusing to let them go (Exodus 1:13). Many of us enjoyed watching the Olympics in Rio De Janiero this summer. By Christ, who thereby has saved his [endureth] for ever.". a way of grace and mercy, though not as of debt. And, sooner or later, makes a way This was taken away from them and their subjects by the Lord. 5. them that fear him (Psalm 111:5). 19.  It would mean the simple annihilation of human character, of human worth, of the distinctive excellency of human life. 4 To him who alone doeth … danger, and with the utmost safety, so that not one was lost in the passage (see is actually a display of His “mercy”. Psalm 136:19 "Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy [endureth] for ever:". Many of us enjoyed watching the Olympics in Rio De Janiero this summer. and threatened their destruction, and it was of the Lord's mercies they were not Thus the Lord rewards his servants in oppressors; and protecting his people from their rage and violence. And able to bear them, he putting underneath continues, and will to the end of time. Light. How did He hold Pharaoh and his men back, until the Israelites crossed the sea? smitten and discomfited, but slain in battle. his people, verses 21 and 22. praise Him as well. When the nearly 3 million Israelites had finished crossing over, the Lord 15. So the Heathens say of the Maker of all things, him you covenant which is founded on mercy, and all the blessings of it, which are the princes, which he has in his hands, to show favor to his people. the Old Testament, and the apostles of Christ under the New, were done. 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