La Bible du Semeur

Psaumes 136

Son amour est éternel

1Célébrez l’Eternel, |car il est bon,
car son amour dure à toujours[a].
Oui, célébrez le Dieu des dieux,
car son amour dure à toujours.
Célébrez tous le Seigneur des seigneurs,
car son amour dure à toujours.

Lui seul a opéré de merveilleux prodiges,
car son amour dure à toujours.
Il a créé le ciel par son intelligence,
car son amour dure à toujours[b].
Et il a étendu la terre sur les eaux,
car son amour dure à toujours[c].
Il a fait les grands astres,
car son amour dure à toujours[d].
Il a fait le soleil pour présider au jour,
car son amour dure à toujours,
la lune et les étoiles pour présider à la nuit,
car son amour dure à toujours.

10 Il frappa les premiers-nés de l’Egypte,
car son amour dure à toujours[e].
11 Il en fit sortir Israël,
car son amour dure à toujours[f],
12 par sa grande puissance, |en déployant sa force,
car son amour dure à toujours[g].
13 Il fendit en deux la mer des Roseaux,
car son amour dure à toujours.
14 Il y fit passer Israël,
car son amour dure à toujours.
15 Et il précipita |le pharaon et son armée |dans la mer des Roseaux,
car son amour dure à toujours.
16 Il conduisit son peuple |à travers le désert,
car son amour dure à toujours.
17 Il frappa de grands rois
car son amour dure à toujours[h].
18 Il fit périr |de puissants souverains,
car son amour dure à toujours.
19 Il fit périr Sihôn, |roi des Amoréens,
car son amour dure à toujours[i].
20 Et Og, roi du Basan,
car son amour dure à toujours[j].
21 Il donna leur pays |en possession,
car son amour dure à toujours,
22 en possession |à Israël, son serviteur,
car son amour dure à toujours.

23 Dans notre humiliation, |il est intervenu pour nous,
car son amour dure à toujours.
24 Il nous a délivrés |de tous nos ennemis,
car son amour dure à toujours.
25 Il donne à toute créature |sa nourriture,
car son amour dure à toujours[k].
26 Louez le Dieu des cieux,
car son amour dure à toujours.

Notas al pie

  1. 136.1 Voir 100.5 ; 106.1 ; 107.1 ; 118.1, 29 ; 1 Ch 16.34 ; 2 Ch 5.13 ; 7.3 ; Esd 3.11 ; Jr 33.11.
  2. 136.5 Voir Gn 1.1, 6-8.
  3. 136.6 Voir Gn 1.2, 9-10 ; cf. Ps 24.2.
  4. 136.7 Pour les v. 7-9, voir Gn 1.14-18.
  5. 136.10 Voir Ex 12.29.
  6. 136.11 Voir Ex 12.51.
  7. 136.12 Pour les v. 12-15, voir Ex 14.15-29.
  8. 136.17 Voir 135.10-12.
  9. 136.19 Voir Nb 21.21-30.
  10. 136.20 Voir Nb 21.31-35.
  11. 136.25 Voir 104.27-28.

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.