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Psalm 136 The Voice (VOICE)

Psalm 136

This hymn of praise recounts God’s actions in the past: creation, exodus, and the giving of the land to Israel. A repeated refrain indicates this psalm was chanted responsively.

Let your heart overflow with praise to the Eternal, for He is good,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
Praise the True God who reigns over all other gods,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
Praise the Lord who reigns over all other lords,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.

To Him who alone does marvelous wonders,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
Who created the heavens with skill and artistry,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
Who laid out dry land over the waters,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
Who made the great heavenly lights,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
The sun to reign by day,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
The moon and stars to reign by night,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.

10 To Him who struck down the firstborn of the Egyptians,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
11 Who set Israel free from Egyptian masters,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
12 With fierce strength, a mighty hand, and an outstretched arm,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
13 To Him who split the Red Sea[a] in two and made a path between the divided waters,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
14 Then allowed Israel to pass safely through on dry ground,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
15 To Him who crushed Pharaoh and his army in the waters of the Red Sea,[b]
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
16 Who guided His people through the desert,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
17 Who struck down mighty kings,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
18 Who slaughtered famous kings,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
19 Sihon, the king of the Amorites,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
20 And Og, the king of Bashan,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
21 To Him who gave the conquered land as an inheritance,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
22 Who made the land a heritage to Israel, His servant,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.

23 To Him who remembered us when we were nearly defeated,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
24 Who rescued us from our enemies,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.
25 Who provides food for every living thing,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.

26 Let your heart overflow with praise to the True God of heaven,
    for His faithful love lasts forever.

Footnotes:

  1. 136:13 Literally, Sea of Reeds
  2. 136:15 Literally, Sea of Reeds
The Voice (VOICE)

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Psalm 136 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 136

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.

to him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.
who by his understanding made the heavens,
His love endures forever.
who spread out the earth upon the waters,
His love endures forever.
who made the great lights
His love endures forever.
the sun to govern the day,
His love endures forever.
the moon and stars to govern the night;
His love endures forever.

10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt
His love endures forever.
11 and brought Israel out from among them
His love endures forever.
12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;
His love endures forever.

13 to him who divided the Red Sea[a] asunder
His love endures forever.
14 and brought Israel through the midst of it,
His love endures forever.
15 but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea;
His love endures forever.

16 to him who led his people through the wilderness;
His love endures forever.

17 to him who struck down great kings,
His love endures forever.
18 and killed mighty kings
His love endures forever.
19 Sihon king of the Amorites
His love endures forever.
20 and Og king of Bashan
His love endures forever.
21 and gave their land as an inheritance,
His love endures forever.
22 an inheritance to his servant Israel.
His love endures forever.

23 He remembered us in our low estate
His love endures forever.
24 and freed us from our enemies.
His love endures forever.
25 He gives food to every creature.
His love endures forever.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 136:13 Or the Sea of Reeds; also in verse 15
New International Version (NIV)

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