Psalm 136:17
New International Version
to him who struck down great kings, His love endures forever.

New Living Translation
Give thanks to him who struck down mighty kings. His faithful love endures forever.

English Standard Version
to him who struck down great kings, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Berean Study Bible
He struck down great kings His loving devotion endures forever.

King James Bible
To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

New King James Version
To Him who struck down great kings, For His mercy endures forever;

New American Standard Bible
To Him who struck great kings, For His faithfulness is everlasting,

NASB 1995
To Him who smote great kings, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

NASB 1977
To Him who smote great kings, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

Amplified Bible
To Him who struck down great kings, For His lovingkindness endures forever;

Christian Standard Bible
He struck down great kings His faithful love endures forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He struck down great kings His love is eternal.

American Standard Version
To him that smote great kings; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To him who struck great Kings, for his mercies are to eternity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
To him who smote great kings: for his mercy endures for ever:

Contemporary English Version
Our God defeated mighty kings. God's love never fails.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever.

English Revised Version
To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

Good News Translation
He killed powerful kings; his love is eternal;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give thanks to the one who defeated powerful kings- because his mercy endures forever.

International Standard Version
to the one who struck down great kings, for his gracious love is everlasting—

JPS Tanakh 1917
To Him that smote great kings; For His mercy endureth for ever;

Literal Standard Version
To Him striking great kings, For His kindness [is] for all time.

NET Bible
to the one who struck down great kings, for his loyal love endures,

New Heart English Bible
To him who struck great kings; for his loving kindness endures forever;

World English Bible
To him who struck great kings; for his loving kindness endures forever;

Young's Literal Translation
To Him smiting great kings, For to the age is His kindness.

Additional Translations ...
Context
His Loving Faithfulness Endures Forever
16He led His people through the wilderness. His loving devotion endures forever. 17He struck down great kings His loving devotion endures forever. 18and slaughtered mighty kings—His loving devotion endures forever.…

Cross References
Psalm 135:10
He struck down many nations and slaughtered mighty kings:

Psalm 136:18
and slaughtered mighty kings--His loving devotion endures forever.


Treasury of Scripture

To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endures for ever:

Psalm 135:10,11
Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings; …

Joshua 12:1
Now these are the kings of the land, which the children of Israel smote, and possessed their land on the other side Jordan toward the rising of the sun, from the river Arnon unto mount Hermon, and all the plain on the east:









Verse 17. - To him which smote great kings (see the comment on Psalm 135:10). For his mercy, etc.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

great
גְּדֹלִ֑ים (gə·ḏō·lîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

kings
מְלָכִ֣ים (mə·lā·ḵîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4428: A king

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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