KJV LexiconThe moon
the moon -- moon. Yrechow.
a star (as round or as shining); figuratively, a prince -- star(-gazer).
rule; also (concretely in plural) a realm or a ruler -- dominion, government, power, to rule.
a twist (away of the light), i.e. night; figuratively, adversity -- (mid-)night (season).
for his mercy
kindness; by implication (towards God) piety: rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty
endureth for ever
concealed, i.e. the vanishing point; generally, time out of mind (past or future), i.e. (practically) eternity; frequentatively, adverbial (especially with prepositional prefix) always
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
The moon and stars to rule by night, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
King James Bible
The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
the moon and stars to rule by night. His love is eternal.
International Standard Version
and the moon and stars to illumine the night, for his gracious love is everlasting—
the moon and stars to rule by night, for his loyal love endures,
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The moon and the stars for rulers of the night, for his mercies are to eternity.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
the moon and stars to rule the night- because his mercy endures forever.
King James 2000 Bible
The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endures forever.
Psalm 136:9 NIV
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