Give ye thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age is His kindness.
Psalm 136:1 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O give thanks unto the Lord: for he is good - This sentiment often occurs: the goodness of the Divine nature, both as a ground of confidence and of thanksgiving.
For his mercy endureth for ever - These words, which are the burden of every verse, כי לעולם חסדו ki leolam chasdo, might be translated: "For his tender mercy is to the coming age:" meaning, probably, if the Psalm be prophetic, that peculiar display of his compassion, the redemption of the world by the Lord Jesus. These very words were prescribed by David as an acknowledgment, to be used continually in the Divine worship, see 1 Chronicles 16:41 : also by Solomon, 2 Chronicles 7:3, 2 Chronicles 7:6, and observed by Jehoshaphat, 2 Chronicles 20:21; all acknowledging that, however rich in mercy God was to them, the most extensive displays of his goodness were reserved for the age to come; see 1 Peter 1:10-12 : "Of which salvation the prophets have inquired, and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you, - unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us, they did minister the things which are now reported unto you by them that preached the Gospel unto you by the power of the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven," etc.
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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 responsive song; the first part of the verse being probably sung by the Levites, and the burden by the people.
Psalm 105:1 O give thanks to the LORD; call on his name: make known his deeds among the people.
Psalm 106:1 Praise you the LORD. O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.
Psalm 107:1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.
Psalm 118:1 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endures for ever.
Psalm 119:68 You are good, and do good; teach me your statutes.
2 Chronicles 7:3,6 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD on the house...
Ezra 3:11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks to the LORD; because he is good...
Jeremiah 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say...
for his mercy
Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on them that fear him, and his righteousness to children's children;
1 Chronicles 16:34,41 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever...
2 Chronicles 20:21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness...
Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
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