Psalms 136
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  • Verse 3

    O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

    the Lord
    1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14; 19:16

  • Verse 4

    To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

    who alone
    72:18; 86:10; Exodus 15:11; Job 5:9; Revelation 15:3

  • Verse 5

    To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

    33:6; 104:24; Genesis 1:1; Proverbs 3:19,20; 8:22-29; Jeremiah 51:15

  • Verse 6

    To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

    24:2; 104:2,3; Genesis 1:9; Job 26:7; 37:18; Isaiah 40:22; 44:24; Jeremiah 10:12; Zechariah 12:1; 2 Peter 3:5-7

  • Verse 7

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

    74:16,17; 104:19; Genesis 1:14-19; Deuteronomy 4:19

  • Verse 8

    The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:

    The sun
    148:3; Jeremiah 31:35; Matthew 5:45
    to rule
    Heb. for the rulings.

  • Verse 9

    The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

    The moon and stars
    The sun is the monarch of day, the state of light; the moon of the night, the state of darkness. The rays of the sun falling on the atmosphere, are refracted and diffused over the whole of the hemisphere of the earth immediately under his orb; while those rays of that vast luminary which, because of the earth's smallness in comparison with the sun, are diffused on all sides beyond the earth, falling on the opaque disc of the moon, are reflected back on the lower hemisphere, or the part of the earth opposite the sun. But the reflected light being 50,000 times less in intensity than that of the sun, there is a sufficient distinction between day and night, though each is ruled and determined by one of these two great lights.
    8:3; 89:36,37; Job 31:26