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Psalms 136:2

    Psalms 136:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O give praise to the God of gods: for his mercy is unchanging for ever.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 136:2

    The God of gods - לאדני האדנים ladonai haadonim. As adonai signifies director, etc., it may apply here, not to idols, for God is not their god; but to the priests and spiritual rulers; as Lord of lords may apply to kings and magistrates, etc. He is God and ruler over all the rulers of the earth, whether in things sacred or civil.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 136:2

    O give thanks unto the God of gods - See Deuteronomy 10:17. The supreme God; the God superior to all that is called God, or that is adored by the nations of the earth; above all to whom the name God is ever applied.

    For his mercy... - The ground of praise here is, that it is a characteristic of the supreme God that he is a merciful Being; that there is blended in his character eternal mercy with infinite power. Mere power might fill us with dread; power mingled with mercy, and able to carry out the purposes of mercy, must lay the foundation for praise.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 136:2

    136:2 The God of gods - Who is infinitely superior to all that are called gods, whether angels, or princes, or idols.