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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Psalms 136:8

 

 

The sun to rule by day, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The sun to rule by day - Genesis 1:16. Margin, as in Hebrew, for the ruling of the day. That is, to control, as it were, the day; to determine its length - its beginning - its ending - to make it what it is.

For his mercy … - By all the blessings of day as distinguished from night and darkness - by all that the sun in his daily course does to diffuse life, joy, peace, comfort, happiness on the earth - by all that are warmed by its beams, cheered by its light, guided in labor, guarded from dangers - do we derive an argument for the mercy of God; by all this there is laid a foundation for his praise.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 136:8". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-136.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

The sun to rule by day,.... Which is the greater light, Genesis 1:16;

for his mercy endureth for ever: this great light, so beneficial to the earth and the inhabitants of it, which was made near six thousand years ago, still continues, and will to the end of time; enlightening the world, warming the air and earth, imparting its light and heat to all creatures on it, and influencing the earth to bring forth a variety of things for the use and delight of mankind, called "the precious things brought forth by the sun", Deuteronomy 33:14; an emblem of a more beneficial light, in which the rich grace and mercy of God appear, and for which we have reason to give thanks; even the sun of righteousness, the Messiah, the light of the world, the author of the light of nature, grace, and glory; and who will continue as long as the sun, and when that shall be no more, Malachi 4:2.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 136:8". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-136.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 136:8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy [endureth] for ever:

Ver. 8. The sun to rule by day] Heb. for the rulings by day, sc. by his light, heat, motion, and influences, whereby he worketh upon these inferior bodies, being a servant to all, as his name importeth, notwithstanding his ruledom; and therefore in no wise to have been worshipped.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 136:8". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-136.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The sun to rule by day; of which phrase and the like in the next verse, See Poole "Genesis 1:16".


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 136:8". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-136.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Daughter. Citizens. --- Miserable "plunderer," (Symmachus) or "ruined," (Aquila) or "which shalt be given up to plunder." (Theodoret) --- Cyrus reduced the city to a state of abjection, and it has since experienced other miseries, (Calmet) so that its situation is now unknown. (Haydock) --- Isaias (xiii.) foretold this destruction. (Worthington)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Psalms 136:8". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-136.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

to rule = to have dominion. Genesis 1:16-18.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 136:8". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-136.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
The sun
148:3; Jeremiah 31:35; Matthew 5:45
to rule
Heb. for the rulings.

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 136:8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-136.html.

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