Bible Commentaries

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible

Psalms 136

Verses 1-26

A song of praise to God ever merciful. It is sometimes known as the great Hallel, although the Talmud includes also Psalms 120-135 under this title. It differs from all other Pss. in the Psalter in that each v. closes with a refrain.

6. Cp. Psalms 24:2.

19-22. Cp. Psalms 135:11, Psalms 135:12.

23. Low estate] i.e. condition of abasement, perhaps the exile or subjection to a foreign yoke.

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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Psalms 136". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". 1909.