Psalm 107:1
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English Standard Version
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

King James Bible
O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

American Standard Version
O give thanks unto Jehovah; For he is good; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

English Revised Version
BOOK V O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The sins in Canaan: the failing to exterminate the idolatrous peoples and sharing in their idolatry. In Psalm 106:34 the poet appeals to the command, frequently enjoined upon them from Exodus 23:32. onwards, to extirpate the inhabitants of Canaan. Since they did not execute this command (vid., Judges 1:1), that which it was intended to prevent came to pass: the heathen became to them a snare (mowqeesh), Exodus 23:33; Exodus 34:12; Deuteronomy 7:16. They intermarried with them, and fell into the Canaanitish custom in which the abominations of heathenism culminate, viz., the human sacrifice, which Jahve abhorreth (Deuteronomy 12:31), and only the demons (שׁדים, Deuteronomy 32:17) delight in. Thus then the land was defiled by blood-guiltiness (חנף, Numbers 35:33, cf. Isaiah 24:5; Isaiah 26:21), and they themselves became unclean (Ezekiel 20:43) by the whoredom of idolatry. In Psalm 106:40-43 the poet (as in Nehemiah 9:26.) sketches the alternation of apostasy, captivity, redemption, and relapse which followed upon the possession of Canaan, and more especially that which characterized the period of the judges. God's "counsel" was to make Israel free and glorious, but they leaned upon themselves, following their own intentions (בּעצתם); wherefore they perished in their sins. The poet uses מכך (to sink down, fall away) instead of the נמק (to moulder, rot) of the primary passage, Leviticus 26:39, retained in Ezekiel 24:23; Ezekiel 33:10, which is no blunder (Hitzig), but a deliberate change.

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3468, B.C.

536. The author of this Psalm is unknown; but it was evidently written to commemorate the return of the Jews from the Babylonian captivity; and it may easily be perceived that it must have been sung in alternate parts, having a double burden, or two intercalary verses often recurring. Bp. Lowth considers it as written after the method of the ancient pastorals, where, be the subject of their verse what it will, each swain endeavours to excel the other; and one may perceive their thoughts and expressions gradually to rise upon each other. No doubt, he adds, the composition of this Psalm is admirable throughout; and the descriptive part of it adds at least its share of beauty to the whole; but what is most to be admired is its conciseness, and withal the expressiveness of the diction, which strikes the imagination with illimitable elegance. The weary and bewildered traveller--the miserable captive in the dungeon--the sick and dying man--the seaman foundering in a storm--are described in so affecting a manner, that they far exceed any thing of the kind, though never so much laboured.

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Psalm 106:1 Praise you the LORD. O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 118:1 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 136:1 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

1 Chronicles 16:34,41 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever...

2 Chronicles 5:13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD...

2 Chronicles 7:3,6 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD on the house...

2 Chronicles 20:21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness...

good

Psalm 119:68 You are good, and do good; teach me your statutes.

Matthew 19:17 And he said to him, Why call you me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life...

for his mercy

Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on them that fear him, and his righteousness to children's children;

Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

Cross References
1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

2 Chronicles 5:13
and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the LORD ), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the LORD, "For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever," the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud,

2 Chronicles 7:3
When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, "For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever."

Ezra 3:11
And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the LORD, "For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever toward Israel." And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 106:1
Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 107:43
Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD.

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