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.

New American Standard Bible

Psalm 136

Thanks for the Lord’s Goodness to Israel.

1Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Give thanks to the God of gods,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
To Him who alone does great [a]wonders,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
To Him who made the heavens [b]with skill,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
To Him who spread out the earth above the waters,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
To Him who made the great lights,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting:
The sun to rule [c]by day,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
The moon and stars to rule [d]by night,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

10 To Him who smote [e]the Egyptians in their firstborn,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
11 And brought Israel out from their midst,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
12 With a strong hand and an outstretched arm,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
13 To Him who divided the [f]Red Sea [g]asunder,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
14 And made Israel pass through the midst of it,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
15 But He [h]overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the [i]Red Sea,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
16 To Him who led His people through the wilderness,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
17 To Him who smote great kings,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
18 And slew [j]mighty kings,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting:
19 Sihon, king of the Amorites,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
20 And Og, king of Bashan,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
21 And gave their land as a heritage,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
22 Even a heritage to Israel His servant,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

23 Who remembered us in our low estate,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
24 And has rescued us from our adversaries,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
25 Who gives food to all flesh,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
26 Give thanks to the God of heaven,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 136:4 I.e. wonderful acts
  2. Psalm 136:5 Lit with understanding
  3. Psalm 136:8 Or over the
  4. Psalm 136:9 Or over the
  5. Psalm 136:10 Lit Egypt
  6. Psalm 136:13 Lit Sea of Reeds
  7. Psalm 136:13 Lit in parts
  8. Psalm 136:15 Lit shook off
  9. Psalm 136:15 Lit Sea of Reeds
  10. Psalm 136:18 Lit majestic