Psalm 136:16
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New International Version
to him who led his people through the wilderness; His love endures forever.

New Living Translation
Give thanks to him who led his people through the wilderness. His faithful love endures forever.

English Standard Version
to him who led his people through the wilderness, for his steadfast love endures forever;

New American Standard Bible
To Him who led His people through the wilderness, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

King James Bible
To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He led His people in the wilderness. His love is eternal.

International Standard Version
To the one who led his people into the wilderness, for his gracious love is everlasting—

NET Bible
to the one who led his people through the wilderness, for his loyal love endures,

New Heart English Bible
To him who led his people through the wilderness; for his loving kindness endures forever:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To him who led his people in the desert, for his mercies are to eternity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give thanks to the one who led his people through the desert- because his mercy endures forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
To Him that led His people through the wilderness, For His mercy endureth for ever.

New American Standard 1977
To Him who led His people through the wilderness,
            For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

Jubilee Bible 2000
To him who led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endures for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
To him who led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endures forever.

American King James Version
To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endures for ever.

American Standard Version
To him that led his people through the wilderness; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who led his people through the desert: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
To him that led his people through the wilderness, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;

English Revised Version
To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
To him who led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

World English Bible
To him who led his people through the wilderness; for his loving kindness endures forever:

Young's Literal Translation
To Him leading His people in a wilderness, For to the age is His kindness.
Study Bible
His Loving Kindness Endures Forever
15But He overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 16To Him who led His people through the wilderness, For His lovingkindness is everlasting; 17To Him who smote great kings, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,…
Cross References
Exodus 13:18
Hence God led the people around by the way of the wilderness to the Red Sea; and the sons of Israel went up in martial array from the land of Egypt.

Exodus 15:22
Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water.

Deuteronomy 8:2
"You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

Deuteronomy 8:15
"He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint.

Psalm 78:52
But He led forth His own people like sheep And guided them in the wilderness like a flock;
Treasury of Scripture

To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 77:20 You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Exodus 13:18 But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of …

Exodus 15:22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into …

Numbers 9:17-22 And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that …

Deuteronomy 8:2,15 And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God led you …

Nehemiah 9:12,19 Moreover you led them in the day by a cloudy pillar; and in the night …

Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun …

Isaiah 63:11-14 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying…

Verse 16. - To him which led his people through the wilderness (Exodus 13:20-22; Exodus 40:36-38; Deuteronomy 8:15). For his mercy, etc. To him which led his people through the wilderness,.... Where there was no path. This the Lord did by going before them in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night, to show them the way in which they should go, Exodus 13:21; see Psalm 78:14;

for his mercy endureth for ever; among the manifold mercies of God, shown to Israel in the wilderness, this is one taken notice of by Nehemiah, Nehemiah 9:19; that the pillar of cloud and fire, to direct them, never departed from them while in it: and this act of "leading" them not only includes the guidance of them in the way, but the provision made for them; of water out of the rock, and of manna that fell about their tents every day; and of flesh and feathered fowl, like dust, so that they wanted nothing; and also the protection of them from their enemies: all which were proofs of his constant care over them, and continual mercy to them; see Psalm 78:15. 16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

18 And slew famous kings; for his mercy endureth for ever:

19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:

20 And Og the king of Bashan, for his mercy endureth for ever:

21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:

22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 136:16

"To him which led his people through the wilderness." He led them into it, and therefore he was pledged to lead them through it. They were "his people," and yet they must go into the wilderness, and the wilderness must remain as barren as ever it was; but in the end they must come out of it into the promised land. God's dealings are mysterious, but they must be right, simply because they are his. The people knew nothing of the way, but they were led; they were a vast host, yet they were all led; there were neither roads nor tracks, but being led by unerring wisdom they never lost their way. He who brought them out of Egypt, also led them through the wilderness. By Moses, and Aaron, and Jethro, and the pillar of cloud he led them. What a multitude of mercies are comprehended in the conduct of such an enormous host through a region wherein there was no provision even for single travellers; yet the Lord by his infinite power and wisdom conducted a whole nation for forty years through a desert land, and their feet did not swell, neither did their garments wax old in all the journey. "For his mercy endureth for ever." Their conduct in the wilderness tested his mercy most severely, but it bore the strain; many a time he forgave them; and though he smote them for their transgressions, yet he waited to be gracious and speedily turned to them in compassion. Their faithfulness soon failed, but his did not: the fiery, cloudy pillar which never ceased to lead the van was the visible proof of his immutable love -

For his mercy, changing never,

Still endureth, sure for ever.

Psalm 136:17

"To him which smote great kings." Within sight of their inheritance Israel had to face powerful enemies. Kings judged to be great because of the armies at their back blocked up their road. This difficulty soon disappeared, for the Lord smote their adversaries, and a single stroke sufficed for their destruction. He who had subdued the really mighty ruler of Egypt made short work of these petty sovereigns, great though they were in the esteem of neighbouring princes. "For his mercy endureth for ever." Mercy, which had brought the chosen tribes so far, would not be baulked by the opposition of boastful foes. The Lord who smote Pharaoh at the beginning of the wilderness march, smote Sihon and Og at the close of it. How could these kings hope to succeed when even mercy itself was in arms against them.

Evermore his mercy stands

continued...136:10-22 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.
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