Psalm 136:2
New International Version
Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.

New Living Translation
Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever.

English Standard Version
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Berean Study Bible
Give thanks to the God of gods. His loving devotion endures forever.

King James Bible
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

New King James Version
Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For His mercy endures forever.

New American Standard Bible
Give thanks to the God of gods, For His faithfulness is everlasting.

NASB 1995
Give thanks to the God of gods, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

NASB 1977
Give thanks to the God of gods, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Amplified Bible
Give thanks to the God of gods, For His lovingkindness endures forever.

Christian Standard Bible
Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Give thanks to the God of gods. His love is eternal.

American Standard Version
Oh give thanks unto the God of gods; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his mercies are to eternity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Give thanks to the God of gods; for his mercy endures for ever.

Contemporary English Version
Praise the God of all gods. God's love never fails.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praise ye the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

English Revised Version
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Good News Translation
Give thanks to the greatest of all gods; his love is eternal.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give thanks to the God of gods because his mercy endures forever.

International Standard Version
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his gracious love is everlasting.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O give thanks unto the God of gods, For His mercy endureth for ever.

Literal Standard Version
Give thanks to the God of gods, "" For His kindness [is] for all time.

NET Bible
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his loyal love endures.

New Heart English Bible
Give thanks to the God of gods; for his loving kindness endures forever.

World English Bible
Give thanks to the God of gods; for his loving kindness endures forever.

Young's Literal Translation
Give ye thanks to the God of gods, 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. 3Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His loving devotion endures forever.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God, showing no partiality and accepting no bribe.

Isaiah 37:16
"O LORD of Hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You made the heavens and the earth.

Daniel 2:47
The king said to Daniel, "Your God is truly the God of gods and Lord of kings, the Revealer of Mysteries, since you were able to reveal this mystery."

Daniel 11:36
Then the king will do as he pleases and will exalt and magnify himself above every god, and he will speak monstrous things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been decreed must be accomplished.


Treasury of Scripture

O give thanks to the God of gods: for his mercy endures for ever.

the God

Psalm 82:1
A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

Psalm 97:7,9
Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods…

Exodus 18:11
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.









(2, 3) God of gods . . . Lord of Lords.--From Deuteronomy 10:17.

Verse 2. - Oh give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy, etc. The phrase, "God of gods," occurs first in Deuteronomy 10:17. It was one very familiar to the Assyrians and Babylonians ('Religions of the Ancient World,' pp. 56, 60, 68, etc.). In the Bible it is used by Joshua (Joshua 22:22), Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 2:47), Daniel (Daniel 11:36), and this psalmist. It sanctions a secondary use of the word "God," such as is found also in Psalm 82:6; Psalm 96:4; Psalm 97:7, 9; Psalm 138:1.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

to the God
לֵֽאלֹהֵ֣י (lê·lō·hê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of gods.
הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

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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