Amplified Bible

Psalm 136

Thanks for the Lord’s Goodness to Israel.

1[a]Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness (graciousness, mercy, compassion) endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of gods,
For His lovingkindness endures forever.

Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
For His lovingkindness endures forever.

To Him who alone does great wonders,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;

To Him who made the heavens with skill,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;

To Him who stretched out the earth upon the waters,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;

To Him who made the great lights,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;

The sun to rule over the day,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;

The moon and stars to rule by night,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;

10 
To Him who struck the firstborn of Egypt,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
11 
And brought Israel out from among them,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
12 
With a strong hand and with an outstretched arm,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
13 
To Him who divided the [b]Red Sea into parts,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
14 
And made Israel pass through the midst of it,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
15 
But tossed Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
16 
To Him who led His people through the wilderness,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
17 
To Him who struck down great kings,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
18 
And killed mighty kings,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
19 
Sihon, king of the Amorites,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
20 
And Og, king of Bashan,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
21 
And gave their land as a heritage,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
22 
Even a heritage to Israel His servant,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;

23 
Who [faithfully] remembered us in our lowly condition,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
24 
And has rescued us from our enemies,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
25 
Who gives food to all flesh,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;
26 
Give thanks to the God of heaven,
For His lovingkindness (graciousness, mercy, compassion) endures forever.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 136:1 The ancient rabbis said that the twenty-six verses of this Psalm correspond to the twenty-six generations from Adam to Moses. They maintained that since these generations were not given the Torah (Law), they could not earn merit and were sustained only by God’s “lovingkindness.”
  2. Psalm 136:13 Lit Sea of Reeds.

New Russian Translation

Psalms 136

Псалом 136

1У рек Вавилона мы сидели и плакали,

когда вспоминали Сион.

2Там на ивах мы повесили наши арфы.

3Там пленившие нас требовали от нас песен,

притеснители наши требовали от нас веселья,

говоря: «Спойте нам одну из песен Сиона».

4Как нам петь песнь Господа

в чужой земле?

5Если я забуду тебя, Иерусалим,

то пусть забудет моя правая рука свои умения.

6Если не буду помнить тебя,

то пусть прилипнет язык мой к небу,

если не поставлю Иерусалим

во главе своего веселья.

7Припомни, Господи, сыновей Эдома

в день захвата вавилонянами Иерусалима,

как они говорили: «Разрушайте,

разрушайте его до основания!»

8Дочь Вавилона[a], обреченная на разорение:

блажен тот, кто воздаст тебе

за то, что ты сделала с нами.

9Блажен тот, кто возьмет и разобьет

твоих младенцев о камень.

Notas al pie

  1. 136:8 Дочь Вавилона – олицетворение Вавилона.