Day 136, Psalm 136

Psalm 136 is written in a responsive format. The psalmist declares a positive act of God and the audience responds with a statement that repeats throughout the psalm. The response is a version of “God’s faithful love endures forever”. I was curious how this response was translated by different versions. I found several variations and enjoyed thinking each of these through.

  • His faithful love endures forever. (NLT)
  • His love endures forever. (NIV)
  • His steadfast love endures forever. (ESV)
  • His mercy endureth forever. (KJV)
  • His lovingkindness (graciousness, mercy, compassion) endures forever.
  • God’s love never fails. (CEV)
  • God’s love is eternal. (GNT)
  • His love never quits. (MSG)
  • His tender love for us continues on forever. (TPT)
  • His loving devotion endures forever. (BSB)
  • His faithfulness is everlasting. (NASB)
  • His love is eternal. (HCSB)
  • His gracious love is everlasting. (ISV)
  • His kindness is for all time, (LSV)
  • His loyal love endures. (NET)
  • To the age is His kindness. (YLT)

I made a word salad with all these words. My conclusion is that God’s love is hard to describe.

See you tomorrow for Psalm 137.

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