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Psalms 136:12

 

 

With a strong hand and an outstretched arm, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

With a strong hand - A powerful hand; as by a hand that could grasp and subdue all that opposed.

And with a stretched-out arm - As if the arm were stretched out to strike with the utmost force, or to exert its utmost power. See Exodus 6:6; Deuteronomy 4:34; Deuteronomy 5:15; Deuteronomy 7:19; Deuteronomy 26:8; Jeremiah 32:21.

For his mercy … - The exertion of his power in delivering his people was the expression of a mercy, the consequences of which are to endure forever, for the results of that deliverance will never cease in the history of the world; will never cease in heaven.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 136:12". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-136.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm,.... Exerting his power in a very open manner, and continuing it till he had effected the work; bringing his people out of Egypt, which is always ascribed to his great strength and mighty power, Exodus 13:3. The redemption of the mystical Israel of God is by a mighty Redeemer, the Lord of hosts; who has redeemed them out of the hands of their enemies, that were stronger than they, and too strong for them: the conversion of them is by the power of the grace of God, even by the exceeding greatness of his power, and yet both acts of grace and mercy;

for his mercy endureth for ever; it was mercy put the Lord on stretching out his arm, and showing the strength of his right hand, in delivering Israel out of Egypt; and in his love and in his pity he redeemed them, Isaiah 63:9. It is owing to the tender mercies of our God, and is a performing the mercy promised to the fathers, that Christ, the dayspring from on high, was sent to visit and redeem us, Luke 1:68; and the regeneration, quickening, and conversion of sinners, are acts of mercy as well as of power, Ephesians 2:4.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 136:12". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-136.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

With a strong hand, and with a d stretched out arm: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

(d) In doing such a work as was never done before, nor that any other could do.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 136:12". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-136.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Compare similar expressions (Exodus 3:20; Deuteronomy 4:34, etc.).


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 136:12". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-136.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 136:12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

Ver. 12. And with a stretched out arm] A metaphor from soldiers’ exercising their arms, with utmost might and sleight.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 136:12". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-136.html. 1865-1868.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

hand . . . arm. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia (App-6).


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 136:12". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-136.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Exodus 6:6; 13:14; 15:6; Deuteronomy 11:2-4; Isaiah 51:9,10; Jeremiah 32:21; Acts 7:36

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 136:12". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-136.html.

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