Psalms 136:12

12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm; His love endures forever.

Psalms 136:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.
ESV
12 with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, for his steadfast love endures forever;
NLT
12 He acted with a strong hand and powerful arm. His faithful love endures forever.
MSG
12 Took Israel in hand with his powerful hand, His love never quits.
CSB
12 with a strong hand and outstretched arm. His love is eternal.

Psalms 136:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 136:12

With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm
Exerting his power in a very open manner, and continuing it till he had effected the work; bringing his people out of Egypt, which is always ascribed to his great strength and mighty power, ( Exodus 13:3 Exodus 13:9 ) ( Exodus 15:6 Exodus 15:16 ) ( Exodus 32:11 ) . The redemption of the mystical Israel of God is by a mighty Redeemer, the Lord of hosts; who has redeemed them out of the hands of their enemies, that were stronger than they, and too strong for them: the conversion of them is by the power of the grace of God, even by the exceeding greatness of his power, and yet both acts of grace and mercy;

for his mercy [endureth] for ever;
it was mercy put the Lord on stretching out his arm, and showing the strength of his right hand, in delivering Israel out of Egypt; and in his love and in his pity he redeemed them, ( Isaiah 63:9 ) . It is owing to the tender mercies of our God, and is a performing the mercy promised to the fathers, that Christ, the dayspring from on high, was sent to visit and redeem us, ( Luke 1:68 Luke 1:72 Luke 1:78 ) ; and the regeneration, quickening, and conversion of sinners, are acts of mercy as well as of power, ( Ephesians 2:4 Ephesians 2:5 ) ( 1 Peter 1:3 ) .

Psalms 136:12 In-Context

10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever.
11 and brought Israel out from among them His love endures forever.
12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm; His love endures forever.
13 to him who divided the Red Sea asunder His love endures forever.
14 and brought Israel through the midst of it, His love endures forever.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 3:20; S Deuteronomy 5:15
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 9:29; Deuteronomy 4:34; Psalms 44:3