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 International Reader's Version

Psalm 136

Psalm 136

Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good.
His faithful love continues forever.
Give thanks to the greatest God of all.
His faithful love continues forever.
Give thanks to the most powerful Lord of all.
His faithful love continues forever.

Give thanks to the only one who can do great miracles.
His faithful love continues forever.
By his understanding he made the heavens.
His faithful love continues forever.
He spread out the earth on the waters.
His faithful love continues forever.
He made the great lights in the sky.
His faithful love continues forever.
He made the sun to rule over the day.
His faithful love continues forever.
He made the moon and stars to rule over the night.
His faithful love continues forever.

10 Give thanks to the God who killed the oldest son of each family in Egypt.
His faithful love continues forever.
11 He brought the people of Israel out of Egypt.
His faithful love continues forever.
12 He did it by reaching out his mighty hand and powerful arm.
His faithful love continues forever.

13 Give thanks to the God who parted the waters of the Red Sea.
His faithful love continues forever.
14 He brought Israel through the middle of it.
His faithful love continues forever.
15 But he swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea.
His faithful love continues forever.

16 Give thanks to the God who led his people through the desert.
His faithful love continues forever.
17 He killed great kings.
His faithful love continues forever.
18 He struck down mighty kings.
His faithful love continues forever.
19 He killed Sihon, the king of the Amorites.
His faithful love continues forever.
20 He killed Og, the king of Bashan.
His faithful love continues forever.
21 He gave their land as a gift.
His faithful love continues forever.
22 He gave it as a gift to his servant Israel.
His faithful love continues forever.

23 Give thanks to the God who remembered us when things were going badly.
His faithful love continues forever.
24 He set us free from our enemies.
His faithful love continues forever.
25 He gives food to every creature.
His faithful love continues forever.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His faithful love continues forever.