Psalm 136:5
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New American Standard Bible
To Him who made the heavens with skill, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

King James Bible
To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
To him that by understanding made the heavens, for his loving-kindness endureth for ever;

World English Bible
To him who by understanding made the heavens; for his loving kindness endures forever:

Young's Literal Translation
To Him making the heavens by understanding, For to the age is His kindness.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

To him that by wisdom made the heavens - Made them in so wise a manner; where so much wisdom was manifested. See Proverbs 3:19; Proverbs 8:24-31.

For his mercy ... - The making of the heavens was a manifestation of mercy and goodness as furnishing an abode for unfallen and holy beings; as a dwelling-place for redeemed sinners when they shall be removed there from the earth; and as, by their order, their beauty, their harmony, and their happy influences, tending to promote the happiness of man on earth.

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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
Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Psalm 104:24
O LORD, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions.

Proverbs 3:19
The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.

Jeremiah 10:12
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.

Jeremiah 51:15
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.

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