Psalm 136:23
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New International Version
He remembered us in our low estate His love endures forever.

New Living Translation
He remembered us in our weakness. His faithful love endures forever.

English Standard Version
It is he who remembered us in our low estate, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Berean Study Bible
He remembered us in our low estate His loving devotion endures forever.

New American Standard Bible
Who remembered us in our low estate, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

King James Bible
Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

Christian Standard Bible
He remembered us in our humiliation His faithful love endures forever.

Contemporary English Version
God saw the trouble we were in. God's love never fails.

Good News Translation
He did not forget us when we were defeated; his love is eternal;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He remembered us in our humiliation His love is eternal.

International Standard Version
He it is who remembered us in our lowly circumstances, for his gracious love is everlasting—

NET Bible
to the one who remembered us when we were down, for his loyal love endures,

New Heart English Bible
Who remembered us in our low estate; for his loving kindness endures forever;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To him who remembered us in our humiliation, for his mercies are to eternity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He remembered us when we were humiliated- because his mercy endures forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who remembered us in our low estate, For His mercy endureth for ever;

New American Standard 1977
Who remembered us in our low estate, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endures for ever:

King James 2000 Bible
Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endures forever:

American King James Version
Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endures for ever:

American Standard Version
Who remembered us in our low estate; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he was mindful of us in our affliction: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
Who hath remembered us in our low estate, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;

English Revised Version
Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

Webster's Bible Translation
Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

World English Bible
Who remembered us in our low estate; for his loving kindness endures forever;

Young's Literal Translation
Who in our lowliness hath remembered us, For to the age is His kindness.
Study Bible
His Loving Faithfulness Endures Forever
22a heritage to His servant Israel. His loving devotion endures forever. 23He remembered us in our low estate His loving devotion endures forever. 24and rescued us from our foes. His loving devotion endures forever.…
Cross References
Psalm 9:12
For the Avenger of bloodshed remembers; He does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.

Psalm 103:14
For He knows our frame; He is mindful that we are dust.

Psalm 106:45
And He remembered His covenant with them, and relented by the abundance of His loving devotion.

Treasury of Scripture

Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endures for ever:

remembered

Psalm 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Psalm 106:43-45 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their …

Genesis 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle …

Deuteronomy 32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, …

Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence …

Ezekiel 16:3-13 And say, Thus said the Lord GOD to Jerusalem; Your birth and your …

Luke 1:48,52 For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, …

in our low estate

Psalm 72:12-14 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and …

Psalm 113:7 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill;

Psalm 116:6 The LORD preserves the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

Psalm 142:6 Attend to my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; …

1 Samuel 2:7,8 The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up…







Verse 23. - Who remembered us in our low estate. When we were brought low. The time meant is probably that of the Babylonian captivity, which is the subject of the next psalm. For his mercy, etc. Who remembered us in our low estate,.... The Israelites; either in Egypt, as Jarchi, when in bondage and distress there, and sent them a deliverer; or in the times of the Judges, whom God raised up one after another, to save his people out of the hands of their enemies, by whom they were oppressed; or in the Babylonian captivity, as Aben Ezra and Kimchi: though the latter thinks their present captivity is rather intended; but as yet they are not remembered in a gracious way and manner. This may be applied to the people of God in a spiritual sense; who, before conversion, are in a low estate through sin, which has brought them into deep poverty, into debt they are not able to discharge, but are liable to a prison; it has stripped them of their original righteousness, instead of which at best they are clothed with filthy rags; it has left them, starving and famishing, to feed on ashes, sensual lusts and pleasures; it has brought them to a dunghill, from whence they are taken as beggars; yea, to a ditch, a pit wherein is in no water; even an horrible pit, the mire and clay of corrupt nature. Man, that was lord of all, is by sin reduced to the utmost slavery to it, and to Satan; and is in the greatest distress and misery; filled with diseases, loathsome and incurable by him; quite lost and undone, helpless, and hopeless, and under the sentence of condemnation and death: but the Lord has remembered his chosen people, and provided a Saviour for them; who has paid all their debts; brought in an everlasting righteousness to clothe them; given his flesh for the life of them; healed all their diseases; delivered them from thraldom and bondage; saved them from condemnation and death, and raised them to sit in heavenly places with him: and not only so, but he sends down his Spirit to convince and convert them, renew and sanctify them; to bring them from death to life; out of darkness into marvellous light; from bondage to liberty; from fellowship with wicked men, into communion with Christ and his people; and to make them meet for heaven and happiness. These are sometimes in a low estate after conversion; when corruptions prevail, and the temptations of Satan are strong; when grace is weak; or God hides his face; or they are grown carnal and secure, lukewarm and indifferent to spiritual things; yet the Lord remembers them again, his lovingkindness, his covenant and promises; and with everlasting kindness has mercy on them, heals their backslidings, and loves them freely Hosea 14:4. The Targum is,

"he hath remembered his covenant with us;''

so Kimchi;

for his mercy endureth for ever; which appears in the mission of his Son to save; in giving his Spirit to regenerate and quicken when dead in sin, and to revive and restore when backslidden. 23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies; for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 136:23

"Who remembered us in our low estate." Personal mercies awake the sweetest songs "he remembered us." Our prayer is, "Lord remember me," and this is our encouragement - he has remembered us. For the Lord even to think of us is a wealth of mercy. Ours was a sorry estate, - an estate of bankruptcy and mendicancy. Israel rested in its heritage, but we were still in bondage, groaning in captivity, the Lord seemed to have forgotten us, and left us in our sorrow; but it was not so for long: he turned again in his compassion, bethinking himself of his afflicted children. Our state was once so low as to be at hell's mouth; since then it has been low in poverty, bereavement, despondency, sickness, and heart-sorrow, and we fear, also, sinfully low in faith, and love, and every other grace; and yet the Lord has not forgotten us as a dead thing out of mind; but he has tenderly remembered us still. We thought ourselves too small and too worthless for his memory to burden itself about us, yet he remembered us. "For his mercy endureth for ever." Yes, this is one of the best proofs of the immutability of his mercy, for if he could have changed towards any, it would certainly have been towards us who have brought ourselves low, kept ourselves low, and prepared ourselves to sink yet lower. It is memorable mercy to remember us in our low estate: in our highest joys we will exalt Jehovah's name, since of this we are sure, - he will not now desert us -

For his mercy full and free

Lasteth to eternity.

Psalm 136:24

"And hath redeemed us from our enemies." Israel's enemies brought the people low; but the Lord intervened, and turned the tables by a great redemption. The expression implies that they had become like slaves, and were not set free without price and power; for they needed to be "redeemed." In our case the redemption which is in Christ Jesus is an eminent reason for giving thanks unto the Lord. Sin is our enemy, and we are redeemed from it by the atoning blood; Satan is our enemy and we are redeemed from him by the Redeemer's power; the world is our enemy, and we are redeemed from it by the Holy Spirit. We are ransomed, let us enjoy our liberty; Christ has wrought our redemption, let us praise his name.

"For his mercy endureth for ever." Even to redemption by the death of his Son did divine mercy stretch itself. What more can be desired? What more can be imagined? Many waters could not quench love, neither could the floods drown it.

E'en to death upon the tree

Mercy dureth faithfully. 23. remembered us—or, "for us" (Ps 132:1).

our low estate—that is, captivity.136:23-26 God's everlasting mercy is here praised for the redemption of his church; in all his glories, and all his gifts. Blessed be God, who has provided and made known to us salvation through his Son. May we know and feel his redeeming power, that we may serve him in righteousness all our days. May He who giveth food to all flesh, feed our souls unto eternal life, and enliven our affections by his grace, that we may give thanks and praise to his holy name, for his mercy endureth for ever. Let us trace up all the favours we receive to this true source, and offer praise continually.
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