Psalm 136:8
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the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever.

King James Bible
The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:

Darby Bible Translation
The sun for rule over the day, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,

World English Bible
The sun to rule by day; for his loving kindness endures forever;

Young's Literal Translation
The sun to rule by day, For to the age is His kindness.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Great lights - See the notes on the parallel passages in Genesis 1:1, etc.

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the sun

Psalm 148:3 Praise you him, sun and moon: praise him, all you stars of light.

Jeremiah 31:35 Thus said the LORD, which gives the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night...

Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good...

to rule. Heb. for the rulings

Pilgrim Song
Gerhard Ter Steegen Ps. cxxxvi. 16 Come, children, on and forward! With us the Father goes; He leads us, and He guards us Through thousands of our foes: The sweetness and the glory, The sunlight of His eyes, Make all the desert places To glow as paradise. Lo! through the pathless midnight The fiery pillar leads, And onward goes the Shepherd Before the flock He feeds; Unquestioning, unfearing, The lambs may follow on, In quietness and confidence, Their eyes on Him alone. Come, children, on and
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others

We turn once more to follow the steps of Christ, now among the last He trod upon earth. The hymn,' with which the Paschal Supper ended, had been sung. Probably we are to understand this of the second portion of the Hallel, [5818] sung some time after the third Cup, or else of Psalm cxxxvi., which, in the present Ritual, stands near the end of the service. The last Discourses had been spoken, the last Prayer, that of Consecration, had been offered, and Jesus prepared to go forth out of the City, to
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Genesis 1:16
God made two great lights--the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.

Psalm 74:16
The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.

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