Psalm 136:5
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New International Version
who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever.

New Living Translation
Give thanks to him who made the heavens so skillfully. His faithful love endures forever.

English Standard Version
to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever;

New American Standard Bible
To Him who made the heavens with skill, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

King James Bible
To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He made the heavens skillfully. His love is eternal.

International Standard Version
to the one who by wisdom made the heavens, for his gracious love is everlasting—

NET Bible
to the one who used wisdom to make the heavens, for his loyal love endures,

New Heart English Bible
To him who by understanding made the heavens; for his loving kindness endures forever:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To him who made the Heavens in his wisdom, for his mercies are to eternity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
to the one who made the heavens by his understanding- because his mercy endures forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
To Him that by understanding made the heavens, for His mercy endureth for ever.

New American Standard 1977
To Him who made the heavens with skill,
            For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

Jubilee Bible 2000
To him that by intelligence made the heavens: for his mercy endures for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endures forever.

American King James Version
To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endures for ever.

American Standard Version
To him that by understanding made the heavens; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who made the heavens in understanding: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
To him that by understanding made the heavens, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;

English Revised Version
To him that by understanding made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

World English Bible
To him who by understanding made the heavens; for his loving kindness endures forever:

Young's Literal Translation
To Him making the heavens by understanding, For to the age is His kindness.
Study Bible
His Loving Kindness Endures Forever
4To Him who alone does great wonders, For His lovingkindness is everlasting; 5To Him who made the heavens with skill, For His lovingkindness is everlasting; 6To Him who spread out the earth above the waters, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;…
Cross References
Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Psalm 104:24
O LORD, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions.

Proverbs 3:19
The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.

Jeremiah 10:12
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.

Jeremiah 51:15
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.
Treasury of Scripture

To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endures for ever.

In the contrivance of the celestial bodies--in their specific gravities, relations, connections, influences on each other, revolutions, etc.; and in the wonderful adaptation of the atmosphere for the purposes of refracting the light, forming rain, dew, snow, etc., are exhibited the most astonishing displays of the Divine wisdom.

Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of …

Psalm 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! in wisdom have you made them …

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Proverbs 3:19,20 The LORD by wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding has he …

Proverbs 8:22-29 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old…

Jeremiah 51:15 He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world …

(5) By wisdom.--From Psalm 104:24, Proverbs 3:19, or Jeremiah 10:12.

Verse 5. - To him that by wisdom made the heavens. Creation is the work, not only of God's power, but of his wisdom also. Things were made as they are by the exertion of his forethought and understanding (comp. Proverbs 3:19; Ephesians 1:11). For his mercy, etc. To him that by wisdom made the heavens,.... In such a curious manner, in such a proper and delightful situation, with such furniture, and for such uses, Proverbs 3:19;

for his mercy endureth for ever; which appears in the continued influences of the heaven; the dew, rain, and snow, that descend from it on the earth to water and make it fruitful, and to produce those rich and valuable blessings called the "precious things of heaven", Deuteronomy 33:13; and which are of the utmost importance for the service of man and beast: and, besides, God has of his infinite mercy, which continues, provided an inheritance in the heavens, a house eternal in the heavens, mansions of bliss and glory there, which Christ is now preparing for his saints, that they may dwell with him in them for evermore. 5, 6. by wisdom—or, "in wisdom" (Ps 104:24).

made—literally, "maker of."

above the waters—or, "higher than the waters" (Ps 24:2).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.
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