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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 136

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Introduction

Overview

Psalms 136:1, An exhortation to give thanks to God for particular mercies.

Verse 1

- Title This Psalm is little else than a repetition of the preceding, with the addition of the burden, "for his mercy endureth for ever," at the end of each verse; and it was doubtless composed on the same occasion. It seems evidently to have been a re

Verse 2

the God: Psalms 82:1, Psalms 97:7, Psalms 97:9, Exodus 18:11, Deuteronomy 10:17, Joshua 22:22, 2 Chronicles 2:5, Daniel 2:47

Reciprocal: Psalms 57:2 - God most Daniel 11:36 - the God Revelation 17:14 - Lord

Verse 3

the Lord: 1 Timothy 6:15, Revelation 17:14, Revelation 19:16

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 10:17 - Lord of lords Psalms 57:2 - God most

Verse 4

who alone: Psalms 72:18, Psalms 86:10, Exodus 15:11, Job 5:9, Revelation 15:3

Reciprocal: Job 9:10 - wonders Psalms 26:7 - tell Psalms 40:5 - Many Psalms 77:14 - the God Psalms 86:8 - neither Psalms 98:1 - for he Psalms 145:12 - make known Acts 2:11 - wonderful

Verse 5

In the contrivance of the celestial bodies - in their specific gravities, relations, connections, influences on each other, revolutions, etc.; and in the wonderful adaptation of the atmosphere for the purposes of refracting the light, forming rain, dew, snow, etc., are exhibited the most astonishing displays of the Divine wisdom. Psalms 33:6, Psalms 104:24, Genesis 1:1, Proverbs 3:19, Proverbs 3:20, Proverbs 8:22-29, Jeremiah 51:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:6 - Let there Genesis 1:9 - General Genesis 2:1 - Thus 2 Chronicles 2:12 - that made heaven Nehemiah 9:6 - thou hast Job 9:4 - wise in heart Psalms 26:7 - tell Psalms 146:6 - made heaven Proverbs 8:27 - he prepared Jeremiah 10:12 - hath made Jeremiah 27:5 - made Jeremiah 32:17 - thou Zechariah 12:1 - which

Verse 6

Psalms 24:2, Psalms 104:2, Psalms 104:3, Genesis 1:9, Job 26:7, Job 37:18, Isaiah 40:22, Isaiah 44:24, Jeremiah 10:12, Zechariah 12:1, 2 Peter 3:5-7

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:6 - Let there 2 Chronicles 2:12 - that made heaven Psalms 104:5 - Who laid the foundations of the earth Psalms 146:6 - made heaven Isaiah 42:5 - he that spread

Verse 7

Psalms 74:16, Psalms 74:17, Psalms 104:19, Genesis 1:14-19, Deuteronomy 4:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:16 - to rule Joshua 10:13 - So the sun Job 38:12 - commanded Psalms 8:3 - moon Psalms 148:3 - sun Jeremiah 31:35 - which giveth 2 Corinthians 4:6 - who

Verse 8

The sun: Psalms 148:3, Jeremiah 31:35, Matthew 5:45

to rule: Heb. for the rulings

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:16 - to rule Job 38:12 - commanded Psalms 19:2 - night unto Psalms 65:8 - outgoings

Verse 9

The moon and stars: The sun is the monarch of day, the state of light; the moon of the night, the state of darkness. The rays of the sun falling on the atmosphere, are refracted and diffused over the whole of the hemisphere of the earth immediately under his orb; while those rays of that vast luminary which, because of the earth's smallness in comparison with the sun, are diffused on all sides beyond the earth, falling on the opaque disc of the moon, are reflected back on the lower hemisphere, or the part of the earth opposite the sun. But the reflected light being 50,000 times less in intensity than that of the sun, there is a sufficient distinction between day and night, though each is ruled and determined by one of these two great lights. Psalms 8:3, Psalms 89:36, Psalms 89:37, Job 31:26

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:16 - to rule Psalms 19:2 - night unto Acts 7:36 - after

Verse 10

Psalms 78:51, Psalms 105:36, Psalms 135:8, Exodus 11:5, Exodus 11:6, Exodus 12:12, Exodus 12:29, Hebrews 11:28

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:16 - for to Exodus 18:1 - done Exodus 22:27 - for I am gracious Exodus 34:7 - that will by no means clear the guilty Deuteronomy 4:37 - with his Deuteronomy 6:21 - General Deuteronomy 7:18 - remember Joshua 24:5 - plagued Judges 6:8 - a prophet Nehemiah 9:10 - showedst Psalms 56:1 - Be Psalms 78:42 - remembered Psalms 101:1 - I will sing Isaiah 14:1 - the Lord Amos 2:10 - I brought Micah 6:4 - I brought Acts 7:7 - the nation Acts 13:17 - and with

Verse 11

brought out: Psalms 78:52, Psalms 105:37, Exodus 12:51, Exodus 13:3, Exodus 13:17, 1 Samuel 12:6-8

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:19 - General Exodus 6:6 - I will bring Exodus 22:27 - for I am gracious Psalms 25:6 - for they Psalms 77:15 - with Jeremiah 32:21 - with a strong Amos 2:10 - I brought Micah 6:4 - I brought Hebrews 8:9 - to lead

Verse 12

Exodus 6:6, Exodus 13:14, Exodus 15:6, Deuteronomy 11:2-4, Isaiah 51:9, Isaiah 51:10, Jeremiah 32:21, Acts 7:36

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:19 - General Exodus 6:1 - with a strong 1 Kings 8:42 - thy strong hand Nehemiah 1:10 - thy strong Psalms 77:15 - with

Verse 13

Psalms 66:5, Psalms 66:6, Psalms 74:13, Psalms 78:13, Psalms 106:9-11, Exodus 14:21, Exodus 14:22, Exodus 14:29, Isaiah 63:12, Isaiah 63:13, Hebrews 11:29

Reciprocal: Numbers 23:23 - according Joshua 24:6 - Egyptians Nehemiah 9:11 - divide Psalms 135:6 - in the seas Isaiah 43:16 - maketh Isaiah 51:15 - that divided Habakkuk 3:10 - the overflowing 1 Corinthians 10:1 - and all

Verse 14

pass through: Psalms 78:13, Psalms 106:9, Exodus 14:22

Reciprocal: Psalms 66:6 - He turned

Verse 15

But overthrew: Heb. But shaked off, Psalms 78:53, Psalms 135:9, Exodus 14:27, Exodus 14:28, Exodus 15:4, Exodus 15:5, Exodus 15:10, Exodus 15:11, Nehemiah 9:10, Nehemiah 9:11

for his mercy: Psalms 65:5, Psalms 79:6-9, Psalms 143:12, Exodus 15:12, Exodus 15:13, Luke 1:71-74

Reciprocal: Exodus 34:7 - that will by no means clear the guilty Judges 5:2 - for the avenging Psalms 56:1 - Be Romans 11:22 - therefore

Verse 16

Psalms 77:20, Exodus 13:18, Exodus 15:22, Numbers 9:17-22, Deuteronomy 8:2, Deuteronomy 8:15, Nehemiah 9:12, Nehemiah 9:19, Isaiah 49:10, Isaiah 63:11-14

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:12 - the Lord Psalms 107:7 - he led Jeremiah 2:17 - when he Jeremiah 31:2 - found Acts 7:36 - and in the wilderness

Verse 17

Psalms 135:10, Psalms 135:11, Joshua 12:1-24

Reciprocal: Numbers 21:35 - General Deuteronomy 29:7 - General Joshua 24:8 - General Judges 11:20 - General 2 Chronicles 14:12 - General Nehemiah 9:22 - Sihon Psalms 44:2 - drive out Psalms 56:1 - Be Amos 2:9 - I the

Verse 18

Reciprocal: Numbers 32:33 - the kingdom 2 Chronicles 14:12 - General Psalms 78:55 - cast

Verse 19

Numbers 21:21, Numbers 21:23, Deuteronomy 2:30-36, Deuteronomy 29:7

Reciprocal: Numbers 21:24 - Israel Deuteronomy 1:4 - General Deuteronomy 2:32 - General Deuteronomy 3:6 - as we did Joshua 12:2 - Sihon Judges 5:2 - for the avenging

Verse 20

Numbers 21:33, Deuteronomy 3:1-29

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 1:4 - General Joshua 12:2 - Sihon Judges 5:2 - for the avenging

Verse 21

Psalms 44:2, Psalms 44:3, Psalms 78:55, Psalms 105:44, Psalms 135:12, Numbers 32:33-42, Deuteronomy 3:12-17, Joshua 12:1-7, Joshua 13:1 - Joshua 21:45, Nehemiah 9:22-24

Reciprocal: Isaiah 58:14 - and feed

Verse 22

Psalms 47:4

Reciprocal: Psalms 105:44 - gave Psalms 135:12 - gave their

Verse 23

remembered: Psalms 102:17, Psalms 106:43-45, Genesis 8:1, Deuteronomy 32:36, Isaiah 63:9, Ezekiel 16:3-13, Luke 1:48, Luke 1:52

in our low estate: Psalms 72:12-14, Psalms 113:7, Psalms 116:6, Psalms 142:6, 1 Samuel 2:7, 1 Samuel 2:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:29 - that God Leviticus 14:32 - whose hand Leviticus 26:42 - and I will Numbers 10:9 - remembered 1 Samuel 1:19 - and the Lord Ezra 9:9 - yet our God Psalms 25:6 - Remember Psalms 88:5 - whom Psalms 115:12 - hath

Verse 24

Exodus 15:13, Deuteronomy 15:15, Proverbs 23:10, Proverbs 23:11, Isaiah 63:9, Luke 1:68-74, Titus 2:14

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 1:29 - hath Ezra 9:9 - yet our God Psalms 106:10 - redeemed

Verse 25

who giveth food: Psalms 104:27, Psalms 145:15, Psalms 147:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:29 - to you Genesis 6:21 - General Job 36:31 - he giveth Psalms 104:14 - that he Psalms 146:7 - which giveth food

Verse 26

the God of heaven: Psalms 136:1-3, Psalms 115:3, Psalms 123:1, Jonah 1:9, Revelation 11:13

Reciprocal: Revelation 16:11 - the God

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 136". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-136.html.
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