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Psalms 136:6

 

 

To Him who spread out the earth above the waters, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

Adam Clarke Commentary

Stretched out the earth above the waters - Or, upon the waters. This seems to refer to a central abyss of waters, the existence of which has not been yet disproved.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 136:6". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-136.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

To him that stretched out the earth above the waters - Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:9; see the notes at Psalm 24:2.

For his mercy … - As an illustration of his benignity and kindness in preparing an abode for man, and for other creatures in the world. Whatever there is of life or happiness, on the continents and islands, has resulted from that act of God when “he made the dry land appear.”


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 136:6". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-136.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

To him that stretcheth out the earth above the waters,.... Or, "besides the waters"F20על המים "juxta aquas", Tirinus, Gejerus, Michaelis. , close by them, and yet secures the earth from being covered with them; see Psalm 24:2;

for his mercy endureth for ever; it was in mercy he caused the waters to go off the earth which first covered it; that trees, plants, and herbs, might spring up out of it, and that it might be a fit habitation for man; and though for the sins of the old world these waters were let in upon it, which drowned it, and destroyed man and beast upon it, except a few that were in mercy preserved; yet the Lord has promised and swore to it, that these waters shall no more go over the earth to destroy it; he has set a bound for the sea that it cannot pass, by a decree of his; even the sand on the shore, which, as weak as it may seem to be, is a bound unpassable; though they may toss and rage and roar, they shall not prevail, nor pass over it, which is a perpetual miracle of mercy, Jeremiah 5:22.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 136:6". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-136.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his b mercy [endureth] for ever.

(b) This was a common kind of thanksgiving, which the whole people used, when they had received any benefit from God, as in (2 Chronicles 7:6) , (2 Chronicles 20:21), meaning that God was not only merciful to their fathers, but also continued the same to their posterity.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 136:6". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-136.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 136:6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

Ver. 6. To him that stretched out the earth, &c.] A perpetual mercy to all earthly creatures, as is elsewhere set forth, Genesis 1:9, Psalms 24:2.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 136:6". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-136.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Stretched out the earth above the waters; of which See Poole "Genesis 1:9"; See Poole "Psalms 24:2".


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 136:6". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-136.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

6. Stretched out the earth above the waters—Another instance wherein external nature is described, not scientifically, but popularly, as it appears to the senses. So the scriptures speak of the sun’s rising and going down; and so philosophers themselves still speak, despite the philosophical absurdity of the expression. Psalms 136:6-9 follow the record of Genesis 1:8.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 136:6". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-136.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

above. i.e. in Genesis 1:1, and 2 Peter 3:5. By the overthrow of Genesis 1:2 the earth became a ruin, being "overflowed" (2 Peter 3:6), and covered with "the deep" (Genesis 1:2).


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 136:6". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-136.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

To him that stretched out the earth above the waters - not immediately over, but raised out of and above them. He sunk the bed of the sea, that the land might be correspondingly elevated and the sea restrained by the shore (cf. Psalms 24:2, note).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 136:6". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-136.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(6) While this section in many points recalls the account of creation in Genesis, it employs terms from other parts of Scripture.

Stretched out.—A word and idea peculiar to Isaiah and this psalm (Isaiah 42:5; Isaiah 44:24); properly to beat out with the feet, then to overlay with a plate of metal (Isaiah 40:12). The earth is regarded as a flat plate that has been beaten out and spread on the face of the waters, whereas in Genesis it is pictured as emerging out of the waters.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 136:6". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-136.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
24:2; 104:2,3; Genesis 1:9; Job 26:7; 37:18; Isaiah 40:22; 44:24; Jeremiah 10:12; Zechariah 12:1; 2 Peter 3:5-7

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 136:6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-136.html.

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