Psalm 117:2
New International Version
For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD.

New Living Translation
For his unfailing love for us is powerful; the LORD’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the LORD!

English Standard Version
For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!

Berean Study Bible
For great is His loving devotion toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Hallelujah!

King James Bible
For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.

New King James Version
For His merciful kindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!

New American Standard Bible
For His mercy toward us is great, And the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise the LORD!

NASB 1995
For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise the LORD!

NASB 1977
For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise the LORD!

Amplified Bible
For His lovingkindness prevails over us [and we triumph and overcome through Him], And the truth of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD! (Hallelujah!)

Christian Standard Bible
For his faithful love to us is great; the LORD’s faithfulness endures forever. Hallelujah!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For His faithful love to us is great; the LORD’s faithfulness endures forever. Hallelujah!

American Standard Version
For his lovingkindness is great toward us; And the truth of Jehovah endureth for ever. Praise ye Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because his grace has prevailed over us! Truly, LORD JEHOVAH is to eternity!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For his mercy has been abundant toward us: and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.

Contemporary English Version
God's love for us is wonderful; his faithfulness never ends. Shout praises to the LORD!

Douay-Rheims Bible
For his mercy is confirmed upon us: and the truth of the Lord remaineth for ever.

English Revised Version
For his mercy is great toward us; and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.

Good News Translation
His love for us is strong, and his faithfulness is eternal. Praise the LORD!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His mercy toward us is powerful. The LORD's faithfulness endures forever. Hallelujah!

International Standard Version
For great is his gracious love toward us, and the LORD's faithfulness is eternal. Hallelujah!

JPS Tanakh 1917
For His mercy is great toward us; And the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Hallelujah.

Literal Standard Version
For His kindness has been mighty to us, And the truth of YHWH [is] for all time. Praise YAH!

NET Bible
For his loyal love towers over us, and the LORD's faithfulness endures. Praise the LORD!

New Heart English Bible
For his loving kindness is great toward us. The LORD's faithfulness endures forever. Praise the LORD.

World English Bible
For his loving kindness is great toward us. Yahweh's faithfulness endures forever. Praise Yah!

Young's Literal Translation
For mighty to us hath been His kindness, And the truth of Jehovah is to the age. Praise ye Jah!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Extol Him, All You Peoples
1Praise the LORD, all you nations! Extol Him, all you peoples! 2For great is His loving devotion toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Hallelujah!

Cross References
Exodus 15:2
The LORD is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father's God, and I will exalt Him.

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good, and His loving devotion endures forever; His faithfulness continues to all generations.

Psalm 103:11
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His loving devotion for those who fear Him.

Psalm 146:6
the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He remains faithful forever.


Treasury of Scripture

For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endures for ever. Praise you the LORD.

Psalm 85:10
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Psalm 89:1
Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100:4,5
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name…









Verse 2. - For his merciful kindness (or, his mercy) is great towards us; literally, has been great over us. The appeal is to history, and the mercy intended is that shown in God's continual protection of Israel. And the truth of the Lord endureth forever. God's "truth" is here, as so often, his faithfulness to his promises, the promises being especially those made to Abraham and David. His mercy and truth" to Israel were an indication of what the Gentiles might expect of him in his dealings with them (comp. Romans 15:8, 9).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

great is
גָ֘בַ֤ר (ḡā·ḇar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1396: To be strong, to prevail, act insolently

His loving devotion
חַסְדּ֗וֹ (ḥas·dōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

to us,
עָלֵ֨ינוּ ׀ (‘ā·lê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and the faithfulness
וֶֽאֱמֶת־ (we·’ĕ·meṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

of the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

endures forever.
לְעוֹלָ֗ם (lə·‘ō·w·lām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

Hallelujah!
הַֽלְלוּ־ (hal·lū-)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 1984: To shine


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