Psalm 136:2
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New International Version
Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.

New Living Translation
Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever.

English Standard Version
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.

New American Standard Bible
Give thanks to the God of gods, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

King James Bible
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Give thanks to the God of gods. His love is eternal.

International Standard Version
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his gracious love is everlasting.

NET Bible
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his loyal love endures.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his mercies are to eternity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give thanks to the God of gods because his mercy endures forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O give thanks unto the God of gods, for his mercy endures for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endures forever.

American King James Version
O give thanks to the God of gods: for his mercy endures for ever.

American Standard Version
Oh give thanks unto the God of gods; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praise ye the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
Give thanks unto the God of gods, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;

English Revised Version
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
O give thanks to the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

World English Bible
Give thanks to the God of gods; for his loving kindness endures forever.

Young's Literal Translation
Give ye thanks to the God of gods, For to the age is His kindness.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

136:1-9 Forgetful as we are, things must be often repeated to us. By mercy we understand the Lord's disposition to save those whom sin has rendered miserable and vile, and all the provision he has made for the redemption of sinners by Jesus Christ. The counsels of this mercy have been from everlasting, and the effects of it will endure for ever, to all who are interested in it. The Lord continues equally ready to show mercy to all who seek for it, and this is the source of all our hope and comfort.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Oh give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy, etc. The phrase, "God of gods," occurs first in Deuteronomy 10:17. It was one very familiar to the Assyrians and Babylonians ('Religions of the Ancient World,' pp. 56, 60, 68, etc.). In the Bible it is used by Joshua (Joshua 22:22), Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 2:47), Daniel (Daniel 11:36), and this psalmist. It sanctions a secondary use of the word "God," such as is found also in Psalm 82:6; Psalm 96:4; Psalm 97:7, 9; Psalm 138:1.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

O give thanks unto the God of gods,.... Not only of the gods of the Gentiles, who are by name and not by nature gods; or of civil magistrates, who are so called, and seem to be designed in the next verse; but the angels, as Aben Ezra and Kimchi. Christ, our Immanuel, is the God of them, the object of their worship and adoration, being their Creator and Preserver, Psalm 97:7. So the Heathens say (r) of the Maker of all things, him you may properly call the God of gods, the Supreme and Best; this title Janus has with them (s);

for his mercy endureth for ever; in the preservation of those excellent creatures from apostasy, when many of their species fell; and in the continuance and confirmation of them in the state in which they were created; and in making use of them as ministering spirits to the heirs of salvation; and as a guard about them while they live, and at death to convey their souls to heaven.

(r) Hierocles in Carm. Pythagor. p. 10. (s) Macrob. Saturnal. l. 1. c. 9.



Psalm 136:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
His Loving Kindness Endures Forever
1Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 2Give thanks to the God of gods, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 3Give thanks to the Lord of lords, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.

Isaiah 37:16
"LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.

Daniel 2:47
The king said to Daniel, "Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery."

Daniel 11:36
"The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place.
Treasury of Scripture

O give thanks to the God of gods: for his mercy endures for ever.

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Psalm 82:1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods.

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Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing …

Deuteronomy 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great …

Joshua 22:22 The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knows, and Israel …

2 Chronicles 2:5 And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods.

Daniel 2:47 The king answered to Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your …

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