Psalm. (1-3) Mourning by Babylon’s rivers. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Read Psalm 136:23 commentary using The Treasury of David. Psalm 136 King James Version (KJV). His love is eternal. Commentary on 1 Kings 3:5-12 “Ask me, what would you like me to give you?” Alternate First Reading. Commentary … O give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. He made the heavens skillfully. 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). 3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. (1-4) For his power and judgments. 2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. << Psalm 134 | Psalm 135 | Psalm 136 >> (Read all of Psalm 135) Complete Concise Chapter Contents. Psalm 136. Commentary on 1 Kings 3:5-12. 1. However, this psalm is absolutely unique because its refrain is repeated at the end of each verse: “for his mercy endureth for ever”. There is an ancient and venerable teaching in the church on the word of God. Gospel. Psalms 136:19 God to be praised for his mercy. —Franz Delitzsch. First Reading. 3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. 3. 2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. With a strong hand and an outstretched arm, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. PSALM 136 . Psalms 136. 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. Words in boxes are from the Bible. The first in importance (though not in time) is the word of God enfleshed. Genesis 29:15-28 is small slice of a much larger story. By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept Psalms 136:16. For his mercy, etc. But that is the second and derivative form of the word of God. July 27, 2014. July 24, 2011. Commentary on Psalm 119:129-136 View Bible Text . For this Psalmist, nothing really. 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. Commentary on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52. Commentary on Genesis 29:15-28. The Kind Love of the *LORD. Verses 1-26. 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 It may also have been written many years into the exile. Singing to the self. Psalms 136:3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. “All the works of God are wonderful, and speak him alone to have been their author. 9 the moon and stars to govern the night; Psalms 136:25. 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. Is this not the task of the preacher? Psalms 136:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Commentary on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52. Psalm 119:129-136 Commentary by Shauna Hannan. 8 the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever. Commentary on Genesis 29:15-28 . Psalms 136:18. What else can be said? 4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. 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. 1. Psalms 136:11. 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. 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. Talk about treasure in a field! He alone does great wonders. (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. 1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Oreb, Zeb, Zeba, Zalmunna, Agag. First Reading. Psalms 137:1. Commentators note how similar this psalm is to Psalm 135, and that both psalms cite frequently from other Scriptures, especially Deuteronomy. It has three forms. But there are a variety of ways to say it. For his mercy, etc. Click a verse to see commentary Select a resource above Psalm 136 God’s Work in Creation and in History. Psalms 136:17. Psalms 136:2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy [endureth] for ever. Psalm 136 God’s Love Is Eternal - Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Psalms 136:1-26. His love is eternal. To him which smote great kings (see the comment on Psalms 135:10). Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Psalms 136:3. 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. 7 who made the great lights — His love endures forever. 4 to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. Ver. Psalms 136. Ver. Commentary on Psalm 119:129-136 View Bible Text . - Verse-by-Verse Commentary Gordon Churchyard. Psalms 136. Psalm 136 Bible Commentary. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. 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… Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Psalms 136 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources . Today’s Old Testament lesson is the famous text where Solomon asks God for wisdom. Psalms 136:2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. His Steadfast Love Endures Forever - Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. (5-14) The vanity of idols. Read Psalm 136 commentary using The Treasury of David. 6 who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever. New American Standard Version. 2. 136 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. His love is eternal. 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. Audio Commentary: Psalm 136 Psalm 136. And slew famous kings. Study the bible online using commentary on Psalm 136:23 and more! An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word vocabulary) on Psalm 136 . O give thanks to the L ord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. His love is eternal. Commentary on Psalm 119:129-136. Words in brackets, ( ), are not in the *Hebrew Bible. 4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. The parables assigned for the last two weeks comprise a narrative of moderate length followed some verses later by interpretations. Psalms 136:4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. New American Standard Version. Psalms 136:4. Psalms 136:13. New American Standard Version. Protestants tend to forget this, thinking first of the word of God in the Bible. 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. 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. Give thanks to the Lord of lords. Gospel. The Great *Hallel. A. Psalm 136:5-6. Chapter 136. Psalms 136:2. 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. 1-26. * * * 1. Psalms 136:16, first clause, is like De 8:15 (cf. The Kind Love Of The Lord: Free Bible Commentary on Psalm 136 in EasyEnglish. The sheer size of Psalm 119 alone (176 verses) frequently leaves the interpreter paralyzed. God’s decrees are wonderful. Psalm 136. Jeremiah 2:6). 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. Psalms 136:26 - Give thanks to the God of heaven, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 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. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love is eternal. 5 who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever. The psalm was no doubt sung antiphonally with the people responding with the refrain. Psalm 137 – The Mournful Song of the Exiles. For his mercy, etc. Give thanks to the God of heaven, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. THIS psalm is evidently intended for liturgic use. Study the bible online using commentary on Psalm 136 and more! www.easyenglish.bible. Commentary on Psalm 119:129-136. 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). Because this psalm is a remembrance of Babylon, many commentators believe it was written after the return from exile. 2. Alternate First Reading. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Psalms 136:12. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Psalms 136:26. 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. 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