Psalm 136:10
New International Version
to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever.

New Living Translation
Give thanks to him who killed the firstborn of Egypt. His faithful love endures forever.

English Standard Version
to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Berean Study Bible
He struck down the firstborn of Egypt His loving devotion endures forever.

King James Bible
To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:

New King James Version
To Him who struck Egypt in their firstborn, For His mercy endures forever;

New American Standard Bible
To Him who struck the Egyptians, that is, their firstborn, For His faithfulness is everlasting,

NASB 1995
To Him who smote the Egyptians in their firstborn, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

NASB 1977
To Him who smote the Egyptians in their first-born, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

Amplified Bible
To Him who struck the firstborn of Egypt, For His lovingkindness endures forever;

Christian Standard Bible
He struck the firstborn of the Egyptians His faithful love endures forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He struck the firstborn of the Egyptians His love is eternal.

American Standard Version
To him that smote Egypt in their first-born; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
To him who smote Egypt with their first-born; for his mercy endures for ever.

Contemporary English Version
God struck down the first-born in every Egyptian family. God's love never fails.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who smote Egypt with their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever.

English Revised Version
To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:

Good News Translation
He killed the first-born sons of the Egyptians; his love is eternal.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give thanks to the one who killed the firstborn males in Egypt- because his mercy endures forever.

International Standard Version
to the one who struck the firstborn of Egypt, for his gracious love is everlasting—

JPS Tanakh 1917
To Him that smote Egypt in their first-born, For His mercy endureth for ever;

Literal Standard Version
To Him striking Egypt in their firstborn, "" For His kindness [is] for all time.

NET Bible
to the one who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, for his loyal love endures,

New Heart English Bible
To him who struck down the Egyptian firstborn; for his loving kindness endures forever;

World English Bible
To him who struck down the Egyptian firstborn; for his loving kindness endures forever;

Young's Literal Translation
To Him smiting Egypt in their first-born, For to the age is His kindness.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
His Loving Faithfulness Endures Forever
9the moon and stars to govern the night. His loving devotion endures forever. 10He struck down the firstborn of Egypt His loving devotion endures forever. 11and brought Israel out from among them His loving devotion endures forever.…

Cross References
Exodus 4:23
and I told you to let My son go so that he may worship Me. But since you have refused to let him go, behold, I will kill your firstborn son!'"

Exodus 11:5
and every firstborn son in the land of Egypt will die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, to the firstborn of the servant girl behind the hand mill, as well as the firstborn of all the cattle.

Exodus 12:29
Now at midnight the LORD struck down every firstborn male in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on his throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner in the dungeon, as well as all the firstborn among the livestock.

Psalm 78:51
He struck all the firstborn of Egypt, the virility in the tents of Ham.

Psalm 105:36
Then He struck all the firstborn in their land, the firstfruits of all their vigor.

Psalm 135:8
He struck down the firstborn of Egypt, of both man and beast.


Treasury of Scripture

To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endures for ever:

Psalm 78:51
And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:

Psalm 105:36
He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.

Psalm 135:8
Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.









(10) For his mercy.--Here the refrain, after the mention of the destruction of the Egyptian first-born, and subsequently after that of war and slaughter, sounds harsh to Christian ears. But the word mercy (khesed) in the Hebrew motto implies distinctly covenant grace, that special favour of Jehovah in which the heathen did not share, and which was often most signally shown in their destruction.

Verse 10. - To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn. The parallelism with Psalm 135, here becomes very close, and so continues till the end of ver. 22. Five verses, however, are expanded into thirteen. For his mercy, etc.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
He struck down
לְמַכֵּ֣ה (lə·mak·kêh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

the firstborn
בִּבְכוֹרֵיהֶ֑ם (biḇ·ḵō·w·rê·hem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1060: Firstborn, chief

of Egypt
מִ֭צְרַיִם (miṣ·ra·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

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

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


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