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Psalms 136:10

    Psalms 136:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endures for ever:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    To him that smote Egypt in their first-born; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To him who put to death the first-fruits of Egypt: for his mercy is unchanging for ever:

    Webster's Revision

    To him that smote Egypt in their first-born; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

    World English Bible

    To him who struck down the Egyptian firstborn; for his loving kindness endures forever;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 136:10

    Smote Egypt in their first-born - This was one of the heaviest of strokes: a great part of the rising generation was cut off; few but old persons and children left remaining.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 136:10

    To him that smote Egypt in their first-born - Exodus 12:29. That is, he struck them down, or destroyed them, by his own direct power.

    For his mercy ... - It was in mercy to his people. It was the means of their deliverance from bondage, for the Egyptians would not otherwise have suffered them to depart. By all the results of their deliverance both to themselves and to mankind, the act was seen to be an act of mercy to the world. It was better for mankind that the Hebrews should be delivered even at this sacrifice than it would have been that they should not be brought into the promised land.