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Psalm 136 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

Psalm 136

His Mercy Endures Forever

Introduction

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
    For his mercy endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of Gods.
    For his mercy endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of Lords.
    For his mercy endures forever.

His Creating Love

To him who alone does great wonders—[a]
    For his mercy endures forever.
To him who by his understanding made the heavens—
    For his mercy endures forever.
To him who spread out the earth on the waters—
    For his mercy endures forever.
To him who made the great lights,
    For his mercy endures forever.
the sun to rule by day,
    For his mercy endures forever.
the moon and stars to rule by night—
    For his mercy endures forever.

His Redeeming Love

10 To him who struck Egypt by killing their firstborn,
    For his mercy endures forever.
11 and brought Israel out from their midst,
    For his mercy endures forever.
12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm—
    For his mercy endures forever.
13 To him who cut the Red Sea in two,
    For his mercy endures forever.
14 and brought Israel through the middle of it,
    For his mercy endures forever.
15 but brushed off Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea—
    For his mercy endures forever.
16 To him who made his people travel through the wilderness—
    For his mercy endures forever.
17 To him who struck down great kings,
    For his mercy endures forever.
18 and killed mighty kings,
    For his mercy endures forever.
19 Sihon king of the Amorites,
    For his mercy endures forever.
20 and Og king of Bashan,
    For his mercy endures forever.
21 and gave their land as a possession,
    For his mercy endures forever.
22 a possession to his servant Israel.
    For his mercy endures forever.

His Continuing Love

23 Who remembered us in our low condition,
    For his mercy endures forever.
24 and tore us out of the hands of our oppressors.
    For his mercy endures forever.
25 He gives food to all living creatures.[b]
    For his mercy endures forever.
26 Give thanks to the God of the heavens.
    For his mercy endures forever.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 136:4 This psalm has special indentation and punctuation to set off the repeated refrain that interrupts the body of the psalm. Dashes at the end of a line indicate that the line is one unit of a string of descriptions that form one basis for thanks. In all of the lines from verses 4 through 22 one must assume the repetition of the verb give thanks to from the previous section, verses 1-3. Occasionally a comma is substituted for the dash to show that this line must be joined with the next line to complete one of the units that begins with to him who.
  2. Psalm 136:25 Literally all flesh
Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

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Psalm 136 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 136

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.

to him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.
who by his understanding made the heavens,
His love endures forever.
who spread out the earth upon the waters,
His love endures forever.
who made the great lights
His love endures forever.
the sun to govern the day,
His love endures forever.
the moon and stars to govern the night;
His love endures forever.

10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt
His love endures forever.
11 and brought Israel out from among them
His love endures forever.
12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;
His love endures forever.

13 to him who divided the Red Sea[a] asunder
His love endures forever.
14 and brought Israel through the midst of it,
His love endures forever.
15 but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea;
His love endures forever.

16 to him who led his people through the wilderness;
His love endures forever.

17 to him who struck down great kings,
His love endures forever.
18 and killed mighty kings
His love endures forever.
19 Sihon king of the Amorites
His love endures forever.
20 and Og king of Bashan
His love endures forever.
21 and gave their land as an inheritance,
His love endures forever.
22 an inheritance to his servant Israel.
His love endures forever.

23 He remembered us in our low estate
His love endures forever.
24 and freed us from our enemies.
His love endures forever.
25 He gives food to every creature.
His love endures forever.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 136:13 Or the Sea of Reeds; also in verse 15
New International Version (NIV)

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