Bible Commentaries

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible

Psalms 136

Verses 1-26

Psalm 136

His Mercy Endureth Forever

This is a historical Psalm of praise, as His grateful people Israel think of all He has done. Twenty-six times we read “His mercy endureth forever.” The Psalm begins with a threefold call to give thanks unto the Lord, the God of gods, and the Lord of lords; the triune God is thus adored. And after this the brief sentences which rehearse His mighty deeds of the past as Creator and as the God of Israel, are followed by the praise of His mercy. This Psalm was undoubtedly used in the Temple worship. The Jews in their ritual call it “the great Hallel.” It will probably be used in the future, when in the new temple Israel will sing the praises of His Name.

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Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Psalms 136". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". 1913-1922.