Psalm 136:2
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English Standard Version
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.

King James Bible
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

American Standard Version
Oh give thanks unto the God of gods; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praise ye the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

English Revised Version
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
O give thanks to the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

For the good of His proved church He ever proves Himself to be the Living God, whereas idols and idol-worshippers are vain - throughout following Psalm 115:4-8, but with some abridgments. Here only the אף used as a particle recalls what is said there of the organ of smell (אף) of the idols that smells not, just as the רוּח which is here (as in Jeremiah 10:14) denied to the idols recalls the הריח denied to them there. It is to be rendered: also there is not a being of breath, i.e., there is no breath at all, not a trace thereof, in their mouth. It is different in 1 Samuel 21:9, where אין ישׁ (not אין) is meant to be equivalent to the Aramaic אין אית, num (an) est; אין is North-Palestinian, and equivalent to the interrogatory אם (after which the Targum renders אלּוּ אית).

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Psalm 82:1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods.

Psalm 97:7,9 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all you gods...

Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

Deuteronomy 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regards not persons...

Joshua 22:22 The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knows, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion...

2 Chronicles 2:5 And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods.

Daniel 2:47 The king answered to Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.

Isaiah 37:16
"O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth.

Daniel 2:47
The king answered and said to Daniel, "Truly, your God is God of gods and Lord of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this mystery."

Daniel 11:36
"And the king shall do as he wills. He shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods. He shall prosper till the indignation is accomplished; for what is decreed shall be done.

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