Psalm 136:23
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English Standard Version
It is he who remembered us in our low estate, for his steadfast love endures forever;

King James Bible
Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

American Standard Version
Who remembered us in our low estate; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he was mindful of us in our affliction: for his mercy endureth for ever.

English Revised Version
Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

Webster's Bible Translation
Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Up to this point it is God the absolute in general, the Creator of all things, to the celebration of whose praise they are summoned; and from this point onwards the God of the history of salvation. In Psalm 136:13 גּזר (instead of בּקע, Psalm 78:13; Exodus 14:21; Nehemiah 9:11) of the dividing of the Red Sea is peculiar; גּזרים (Genesis 15:17, side by side with בּתרים) are the pieces or parts of a thing that is cut up into pieces. נער is a favourite word taken from Exodus 14:27. With reference to the name of the Egyptian ruler Pharaoh (Herodotus also, ii. 111, calls the Pharaoh of the Exodus the son of Sesostris-Rameses Miumun, not Μενόφθας, as he is properly called, but absolutely Φερῶν), vid., on Psalm 73:22. After the God to whom the praise is to be ascribed has been introduced with ל by always fresh attributes, the ל before the names of Sihon and of Og is perplexing. The words are taken over, as are the six lines of Psalm 136:17-22 in the main, from Psalm 135:10-12, with only a slight alteration in the expression. In Psalm 136:23 the continued influence of the construction הודוּ ל is at an end. The connection by means of שׁ (cf. Psalm 135:8, Psalm 135:10) therefore has reference to the preceding "for His goodness endureth for ever." The language here has the stamp of the latest period. It is true זכר with Lamed of the object is used even in the earliest Hebrew, but שׁפל is only authenticated by Ecclesiastes 10:6, and פּרק, to break loose equals to rescue (the customary Aramaic word for redemption), by Lamentations 5:8, just as in the closing verse, which recurs to the beginning, "God of heaven" is a name for God belonging to the latest literature, Nehemiah 1:4; Nehemiah 2:4. In Psalm 136:23 the praise changes suddenly to that which has been experienced very recently. The attribute in Psalm 136:25 (cf. Psalm 147:9; Psalm 145:15) leads one to look back to a time in which famine befell them together with slavery.

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remembered

Psalm 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Psalm 106:43-45 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity...

Genesis 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark...

Deuteronomy 32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he sees that their power is gone...

Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them...

Ezekiel 16:3-13 And say, Thus said the Lord GOD to Jerusalem; Your birth and your nativity is of the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite...

Luke 1:48,52 For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from now on all generations shall call me blessed...

in our low estate

Psalm 72:12-14 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and him that has no helper...

Psalm 113:7 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill;

Psalm 116:6 The LORD preserves the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

Psalm 142:6 Attend to my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

1 Samuel 2:7,8 The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up...

Cross References
Psalm 9:12
For he who avenges blood is mindful of them; he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.

Psalm 103:14
For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.

Psalm 106:45
For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.

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