Psalm 136:7
New International Version
who made the great lights-- His love endures forever.

New Living Translation
Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights--His faithful love endures forever.

English Standard Version
to him who made the great lights, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Berean Study Bible
He made the great lights—His loving devotion endures forever.

New American Standard Bible
To Him who made the great lights, For His lovingkindness is everlasting:

King James Bible
To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

Christian Standard Bible
He made the great lights: His faithful love endures forever.

Contemporary English Version
He made the bright lights in the sky. God's love never fails.

Good News Translation
He made the sun and the moon; his love is eternal;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He made the great lights: His love is eternal.

International Standard Version
to the one who made the great lights, for his gracious love is everlasting—

NET Bible
to the one who made the great lights, for his loyal love endures,

New Heart English Bible
To him who made the great lights; for his loving kindness endures forever:

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
to the one who made the great lights- because his mercy endures forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
To Him that made great lights, For His mercy endureth for ever;

New American Standard 1977
To Him who made the great lights, For His lovingkindness is everlasting:

Jubilee Bible 2000
To him that made the great lights: for his mercy endures for ever:

King James 2000 Bible
To him that made great lights: for his mercy endures forever:

American King James Version
To him that made great lights: for his mercy endures for ever:

American Standard Version
To him that made great lights; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who made the great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
To him that made great lights, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;

English Revised Version
To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

Webster's Bible Translation
To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

World English Bible
To him who made the great lights; for his loving kindness endures forever:

Young's Literal Translation
To Him making great lights, For to the age is His kindness.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
His Loving Faithfulness Endures Forever
6He spread out the earth upon the waters. His loving devotion endures forever. 7He made the great lights— His loving devotion endures forever. 8the sun to rule the day, His loving devotion endures forever.…
Cross References
James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, with whom there is no change or shifting shadow.

Genesis 1:14
And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to distinguish between day and night and to mark the seasons and days and years,

Psalm 74:16
The day is Yours, and also the night; You established the moon and the sun.

Jeremiah 31:35
Thus says the LORD, who gives the sun for light by day and orders the moon and stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar--the LORD of Hosts is His name:

Treasury of Scripture

To him that made great lights: for his mercy endures for ever:

Psalm 74:16,17 The day is yours, the night also is yours: you have prepared the …

Psalm 104:19 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knows his going down.

Genesis 1:14-19 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven …

Deuteronomy 4:19 And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, …







Lexicon
He made
לְ֭עֹשֵׂה (lə·‘ō·śêh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

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

lights—
אוֹרִ֣ים (’ō·w·rîm)
Noun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary

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
(7) Lights.--An unusual word, meaning light itself, and not luminaries. But possibly the poet wished in one phrase to combine Genesis 1:3; Genesis 1:14-15.

Verse 7. - To him that made great lights (see Genesis 1:14-16). For his mercy, etc. Ver. 8 - The sun to rule by day (comp. Genesis 1:16). For his mercy, etc. 136:1-9 Forgetful as we are, things must be often repeated to us. By mercy we understand the Lord's disposition to save those whom sin has rendered miserable and vile, and all the provision he has made for the redemption of sinners by Jesus Christ. The counsels of this mercy have been from everlasting, and the effects of it will endure for ever, to all who are interested in it. The Lord continues equally ready to show mercy to all who seek for it, and this is the source of all our hope and comfort.
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