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Psalms 136:25

    Psalms 136:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Who gives food to all flesh: for his mercy endures for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Who giveth food to all flesh; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Who gives food to all flesh: for his mercy is unchanging for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    Who giveth food to all flesh; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

    World English Bible

    Who gives food to every creature; for his loving kindness endures forever.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 136:25

    Giveth food to all flesh - By whose universal providence every intellectual and animal being is supported and preserved. The appointing every living thing food, and that sort of food which is suited to its nature, (and the nature and habits of animals are endlessly diversified), is an overwhelming proof of the wondrous providence, wisdom, and goodness of God.

    The Vulgate, Arabic, and Anglo-Saxon, add a twenty-seventh verse, by repeating here Psalm 136:3 very unnecessarily.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 136:25

    Who giveth food to all flesh - To all living things: all in the air, on the earth, in the waters. See the notes at Psalm 104:27-28; compare Psalm 115:16.

    For his mercy ... - All this is a proof of his benignity and kindness. To see this, it would be necessary to have a view of what is done every day in the providence of God to meet the needs of the countless multitudes thus dependent on him. Let it be remembered, also, that the needs of each insect, fowl, animal; fish, is to be provided for as an individual - and who can take in a full view of the care, the wisdom, the benevolence of what is done every day by the Father of all in providing for their needs? Let it be remembered, also, that this has been continned without ceasing from the foundation of the world, and will be demanded until its close, and then let us try to imagine what is necessary to be done to provide for the needs of all the dwellers in distant worlds - and who, in this view, can form any proper estimate of the wisdom and the goodness of God?

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 136:25

    136:25 Food - To all living creatures. For which God deserves great praises, which the psalmist teaches us to render to God for them, because those who are most concerned, either cannot, or do not perform this duty. chapter CXXXVII Probably this psalm was wrote toward the end of the Babylonish captivity. Herein the captives complain of the scoffs of their enemies, yet remember Jerusalem, and foresee the downfall of Babylon, ver. 1 -
    9.