Compare Translations for Psalm 136:6

Psalm 136:6 ASV
To him that spread forth the earth above the waters; For his lovingkindness [endureth] for ever:
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Psalm 136:6 BBE
To him by whom the earth was stretched out over the waters: for his mercy is unchanging for ever.
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Psalm 136:6 CEB
Give thanks to the one who shaped the earth on the water— God's faithful love lasts forever.
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Psalm 136:6 CJB
to him who spread out the earth on the water, for his grace continues forever;
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Psalm 136:6 RHE
(135-6) Who established the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
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Psalm 136:6 ESV
to him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever;
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Psalm 136:6 GW
to the one who spread out the earth on the water-- because his mercy endures forever.
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Psalm 136:6 GNT
he built the earth on the deep waters; his love is eternal.
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Psalm 136:6 HNV
To him who spread out the eretz above the waters; For his lovingkindness endures forever:
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Psalm 136:6 CSB
He spread the land on the waters. His love is eternal.
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Psalm 136:6 KJV
To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
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Psalm 136:6 LEB
To [him who] spread out the earth above the waters, for his loyal love [endures] forever.
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Psalm 136:6 NAS
To Him who spread out the earth above the waters, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
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Psalm 136:6 NCV
He spread out the earth on the seas. His love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:6 NIRV
He spread out the earth on the waters. "His faithful love continues forever."
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Psalm 136:6 NIV
who spread out the earth upon the waters, "His love endures forever."
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Psalm 136:6 NKJV
To Him who laid out the earth above the waters, For His mercy endures forever;
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Psalm 136:6 NLT
Give thanks to him who placed the earth on the water. His faithful love endures forever.
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Psalm 136:6 NRS
who spread out the earth on the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever;
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Psalm 136:6 RSV
to him who spread out the earth upon the waters, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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Psalm 136:6 DBY
To him that stretched out the earth above the waters, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
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Psalm 136:6 MSG
The God who laid out earth on ocean foundations, His love never quits.
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Psalm 136:6 WBT
To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
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Psalm 136:6 TMB
to Him that stretched out the earth above the waters, for His mercy endureth for ever;
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Psalm 136:6 TNIV
who spread out the earth upon the waters, "His love endures forever."
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Psalm 136:6 WEB
To him who spread out the earth above the waters; For his lovingkindness endures forever:
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Psalm 136:6 WYC
Which made steadfast [the] earth on waters. (Who made the earth firm upon the waters.)
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Psalm 136:6 YLT
To Him spreading the earth over the waters, For to the age [is] His kindness.
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Psalms 136 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 136

God to be praised as the Creator of the world. (1-9) As Israel's God and Saviour. (10-22) For his blessings to all. (23-26)

Verses 1-9 Forgetful as we are, things must be often repeated to us. By "mercy" we understand the Lord's disposition to save those whom sin has rendered miserable and vile, and all the provision he has made for the redemption of sinners by Jesus Christ. The counsels of this mercy have been from everlasting, and the effects of it will endure for ever, to all who are interested in it. The Lord continues equally ready to show mercy to all who seek for it, and this is the source of all our hope and comfort.

Verses 10-22 The great things God did for Israel, when he brought them out of Egypt, were mercies which endured long to them; and our redemption by Christ, which was typified thereby, endures for ever. It is good to enter into the history of God's favours, and in each to observe, and own, that his mercy endureth for ever. He put them in possession of a good land; it was a figure of the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Verses 23-26 God's everlasting mercy is here praised for the redemption of his church; in all his glories, and all his gifts. Blessed be God, who has provided and made known to us salvation through his Son. May we know and feel his redeeming power, that we may serve him in righteousness all our days. May He who giveth food to all flesh, feed our souls unto eternal life, and enliven our affections by his grace, that we may give thanks and praise to his holy name, for his mercy endureth for ever. Let us trace up all the favours we receive to this true source, and offer praise continually.

Psalms 136 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 136

Psalms 136:1-26 . The theme is the same as that of Psalm 135. God should be praised for His works of creation and providence, His deliverance and care of His people, and judgments on their enemies, and His goodness to all. The chorus to every verse is in terms of that of Psalms 106:1 , 118:1-4 , and was perhaps used as the Amen by the people, in worship (compare 1 Chronicles 16:36 , Psalms 105:45 ).

1-3. The divine titles denote supremacy.

4. alone--excluding all help.

5, 6. by wisdom--or, "in wisdom" ( Psalms 104:24 ).
made--literally, "maker of."
above the waters--or, "higher than the waters" ( Psalms 24:2 ).

12. Compare similar expressions ( Exodus 3:20 , Deuteronomy 4:34 , &c.).

15. overthrew--literally, "shook off," as in Exodus 14:27 , as a contemptuous rejection of a reptile.

23. remembered us--or, "for us" ( Psalms 132:1 ).
our low estate--that is, captivity.

24. And hath redeemed us--or, literally, "snatched us"--alluding to the sudden deliverance effected by the overthrow of Babylon.

25. To the special favors to His people is added the record of God's goodness to all His creatures (compare Matthew 6:30 ).

26. God of heaven--occurs but once ( Jonah 1:9 ) before the captivity. It is used by the later writers as specially distinguishing God from idols.