Bible Commentaries

Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Psalms 136

Verses 1-26

CXXXVI. A long Hymn of Praise for Yahweh's Power and His Care of His People from Egypt till the Conquest of Canaan.

Psalms 136:1-9 based on Genesis 1. Yahweh the Maker of all.

Psalms 136:6. For the waters below the earth, see on Psalms 24:2.

Psalms 136:10-22. Yahweh's vengeance on Pharaoh and the kings who opposed Israel's entrance into the promised land. His mercy to Israel in later days.

Psalms 136:23-26. Gratitude for recent deliverance.

Psalms 136:24 sounds strange in a Ps. which exults in the slaughter of the heathen—but it is easier to admit an inconsistency than to limit "all flesh" to all Jews.

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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 136". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". 1919.