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Psalm 136:1

1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.

Read Psalm 136:1 Using Other Translations

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

What does Psalm 136:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 136:1

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he [is] good
In himself, and to all his creatures; and especially to his chosen people, who therefore should give thanks to him daily in the name of Christ, for all blessings temporal and spiritual, in faith and fervency, and in the sincerity of their souls, with their whole heart;

for his mercy [endureth] for ever;
it is the same with his love, which is from everlasting to everlasting; and continues notwithstanding the sins of his people, the hidings of his face from them, and his chastisements of them; the covenant which is founded on mercy, and all the blessings of it, which are the sure mercies of David, last for ever; and hence the vessels of mercy shall certainly be saved, and not lost; see ( Psalms 106:1 ) ( 107:1 ) .

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