Psalm 136:16
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New American Standard Bible
To Him who led His people through the wilderness, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

King James Bible
To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
To him that led his people through the wilderness, for his loving-kindness endureth for ever;

World English Bible
To him who led his people through the wilderness; for his loving kindness endures forever:

Young's Literal Translation
To Him leading His people in a wilderness, For to the age is His kindness.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

To him which led his people through the wilderness - For all the manifestations of his care during a period of forty years.

For his mercy ... - That is, his mercy was to be measured by all the protection extended over them; by all the provision made for their needs; by all that God did to defend them; by all his interposition when attacked by their enemies; by safely bringing them to the land to which he had promised to conduct them.

Psalm 136:16 Parallel Commentaries

The Minstrel
ELISHA needed that the Holy Spirit should come upon him to inspire him with prophetic utterances. "Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." We need that the hand of the Lord should be laid upon us, for we can never open our mouths in wisdom except we are under the divine touch. Now, the Spirit of God works according to his own will. "The wind bloweth where it listeth," and the Spirit of God operates as he chooseth. Elisha could not prophesy just when he liked; he must wait until
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 27: 1881

Cross References
Exodus 13:18
Hence God led the people around by the way of the wilderness to the Red Sea; and the sons of Israel went up in martial array from the land of Egypt.

Exodus 15:22
Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water.

Deuteronomy 8:2
"You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

Deuteronomy 8:15
"He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint.

Psalm 78:52
But He led forth His own people like sheep And guided them in the wilderness like a flock;

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