New International Version
the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever.
King James Bible
The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
The moon and stars for rule over the night, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever:
World English Bible
The moon and stars to rule by night; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Young's Literal Translation
The moon and stars to rule by night, For to the age is His kindness.
Psalm 136:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Great lights - See the notes on the parallel passages in Genesis 1:1, etc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The moon and stars. The sun is the monarch of day, the state of light; the moon of the night, the state of darkness. The rays of the sun falling on the atmosphere, are refracted and diffused over the whole of the hemisphere of the earth immediately under his orb; while those rays of that vast luminary which, because of the earth's smallness in comparison with the sun, are diffused on all sides beyond the earth, falling on the opaque disc of the moon, are reflected back on the lower hemisphere, or the part of the earth opposite the sun. But the reflected light being
50,000 times less in intensity than that of the sun, there is a sufficient distinction between day and night, though each is ruled and determined by one of these two great lights.
Gerhard Ter Steegen Ps. cxxxvi. 16 Come, children, on and forward! With us the Father goes; He leads us, and He guards us Through thousands of our foes: The sweetness and the glory, The sunlight of His eyes, Make all the desert places To glow as paradise. Lo! through the pathless midnight The fiery pillar leads, And onward goes the Shepherd Before the flock He feeds; Unquestioning, unfearing, The lambs may follow on, In quietness and confidence, Their eyes on Him alone. Come, children, on and …
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others
God made two great lights--the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
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