Psalm 136:1
New International Version
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.

New Living Translation
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

English Standard Version
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Berean Study Bible
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His loving devotion endures forever.

King James Bible
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

New King James Version
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

New American Standard Bible
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His faithfulness is everlasting.

NASB 1995
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

NASB 1977
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Amplified Bible
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness (graciousness, mercy, compassion) endures forever.

Christian Standard Bible
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His faithful love endures forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His love is eternal.

American Standard Version
Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give thanks to LORD JEHOVAH, because he is good, and his mercies are to eternity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Alleluia. Give thanks to the Lord: for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

Contemporary English Version
Praise the LORD! He is good. God's love never fails.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praise the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

English Revised Version
O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Good News Translation
Give thanks to the LORD, because he is good; his love is eternal.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give thanks to the LORD because he is good, because his mercy endures forever.

International Standard Version
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his gracious love is everlasting.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good, For His mercy endureth for ever.

Literal Standard Version
Give thanks to YHWH, For [He is] good, for His kindness [is] for all time.

NET Bible
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his loyal love endures.

New Heart English Bible
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever.

World English Bible
Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever.

Young's Literal Translation
Give ye thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age is His kindness.

Additional Translations ...
Context
His Loving Faithfulness Endures Forever
1Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His loving devotion endures forever. 2Give thanks to the God of gods. His loving devotion endures forever.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 16:34
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His loving devotion endures forever.

1 Chronicles 16:41
With them were Heman, Jeduthun, and the rest of those chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the LORD, for "His loving devotion endures forever."

2 Chronicles 5:13
The trumpeters and singers joined together to praise and thank the LORD with one voice. They lifted up their voices, accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and musical instruments, in praise to the LORD: "For He is good; His loving devotion endures forever." And the temple, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud

2 Chronicles 7:3
When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD above the temple, they bowed down on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD: "For He is good; His loving devotion endures forever."

2 Chronicles 20:21
Then Jehoshaphat consulted with the people and appointed those who would sing to the LORD and praise the splendor of His holiness. As they went out before the army, they were singing: "Give thanks to the LORD, for His loving devotion endures forever."

Ezra 3:11
And they sang responsively with praise and thanksgiving to the LORD: "For He is good; for His loving devotion to Israel endures forever." Then all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD had been laid.

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


Treasury of Scripture

O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

give thanks

Psalm 105:1
O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

Psalm 106:1
Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 107:1
O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

for his mercy

Psalm 103:17
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

1 Chronicles 16:34,41
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever…

2 Chronicles 20:21
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.









Verse 1. - Oh give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever. Identical with the first verse of Psalm 118, which is probably a very ancient formula, and one used at the erection both of the first (2 Chronicles 5:13) and of the second temple (Ezra 3:11).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Give thanks
הוֹד֣וּ (hō·w·ḏū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 3034: To throw, at, away, to revere, worship, to bemoan

to the LORD,
לַיהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

for
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

He is good.
ט֑וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

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

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


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