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Psalm 136English Standard Version (ESV)

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

136 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who alone does great wonders,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who by understanding made the heavens,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who spread out the earth above the waters,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who made the great lights,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
the sun to rule over the day,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
the moon and stars to rule over the night,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;

10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
11 and brought Israel out from among them,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
12 with a strong hand and an outstretched arm,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
13 to him who divided the Red Sea in two,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
14 and made Israel pass through the midst of it,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
15 but overthrew[a] Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
16 to him who led his people through the wilderness,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;

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

23 It is he who remembered us in our low estate,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
24 and rescued us from our foes,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
25 he who gives food to all flesh,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 136:15 Hebrew shook off
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Psalm 136The Voice (VOICE)

Psalm 136

This hymn of praise recounts God’s actions in the past: creation, exodus, and the giving of the land to Israel. A repeated refrain indicates this psalm was chanted responsively.

Let your heart overflow with praise to the Eternal, for He is good,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
Praise the True God who reigns over all other gods,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
Praise the Lord who reigns over all other lords,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.

To Him who alone does marvelous wonders,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
Who created the heavens with skill and artistry,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
Who laid out dry land over the waters,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
Who made the great heavenly lights,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
The sun to reign by day,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
The moon and stars to reign by night,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.

10 To Him who struck down the firstborn of the Egyptians,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
11 Who set Israel free from Egyptian masters,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
12 With fierce strength, a mighty hand, and an outstretched arm,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
13 To Him who split the Red Sea[a] in two and made a path between the divided waters,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
14 Then allowed Israel to pass safely through on dry ground,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
15 To Him who crushed Pharaoh and his army in the waters of the Red Sea,[b]
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
16 Who guided His people through the desert,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
17 Who struck down mighty kings,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
18 Who slaughtered famous kings,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
19 Sihon, the king of the Amorites,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
20 And Og, the king of Bashan,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
21 To Him who gave the conquered land as an inheritance,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
22 Who made the land a heritage to Israel, His servant,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.

23 To Him who remembered us when we were nearly defeated,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
24 Who rescued us from our enemies,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
25 Who provides food for every living thing,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.

26 Let your heart overflow with praise to the True God of heaven,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.

Footnotes:

  1. 136:13 Literally, Sea of Reeds
  2. 136:15 Literally, Sea of Reeds
The Voice (VOICE)

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