Psalm 136:17
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New International Version
to him who struck down great kings, His love endures forever.

New Living Translation
Give thanks to him who struck down mighty kings. His faithful love endures forever.

English Standard Version
to him who struck down great kings, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Berean Study Bible
He struck down great kings His loving devotion endures forever.

New American Standard Bible
To Him who smote great kings, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

King James Bible
To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

Christian Standard Bible
He struck down great kings His faithful love endures forever.

Contemporary English Version
Our God defeated mighty kings. God's love never fails.

Good News Translation
He killed powerful kings; his love is eternal;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He struck down great kings His love is eternal.

International Standard Version
to the one who struck down great kings, for his gracious love is everlasting—

NET Bible
to the one who struck down great kings, for his loyal love endures,

New Heart English Bible
To him who struck great kings; for his loving kindness endures forever;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To him who struck great Kings, for his mercies are to eternity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give thanks to the one who defeated powerful kings- because his mercy endures forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
To Him that smote great kings; For His mercy endureth for ever;

New American Standard 1977
To Him who smote great kings, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

Jubilee Bible 2000
To him who smote great kings: for his mercy endures for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
To him who struck great kings: for his mercy endures forever:

American King James Version
To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endures for ever:

American Standard Version
To him that smote great kings; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
To him that smote great kings, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,

English Revised Version
To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

Webster's Bible Translation
To him who smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

World English Bible
To him who struck great kings; for his loving kindness endures forever;

Young's Literal Translation
To Him smiting great kings, For to the age is His kindness.
Study Bible
His Loving Faithfulness Endures Forever
16He led His people through the wilderness. His loving devotion endures forever. 17He struck down great kings His loving devotion endures forever. 18and slaughtered mighty kings—His loving devotion endures forever.…
Cross References
Psalm 135:10
He struck down many nations and slaughtered mighty kings:

Psalm 136:18
and slaughtered mighty kings--His loving devotion endures forever.

Treasury of Scripture

To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endures for ever:

Psalm 135:10,11 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings…

Joshua 12:1 Now these are the kings of the land, which the children of Israel smote…







Verse 17. - To him which smote great kings (see the comment on Psalm 135:10). For his mercy, etc. To him which smote great kings,.... Either the thirty one kings in the land of Canaan; or those who are after particularly mentioned; which seems best, since the kings of Canaan were petty kings, when these were greater ones;

for his mercy endureth for ever; the smiting of those kings were in mercy to Israel; both to preserve them from falling into their hands, and that they might possess their countries, as is later declared. 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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