New American Standard Bible
To Him who made the great lights, For His lovingkindness is everlasting:
King James Bible
To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
Darby Bible Translation
To him that made great lights, for his loving-kindness endureth for ever;
World English Bible
To him who made the great lights; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Young's Literal Translation
To Him making great lights, For to the age is His kindness.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
To him that made great lights - Genesis 1:14. The sun and the moon are here particularly referred to.
For his mercy ... - As manifested in all that has followed from the creation and diffusion of light - (all the beauty in the universe as seen; all the life, beauty, and vigor in the vegetable and animal world; all that there is of life and happiness in the universe - for there could be neither if darkness reigned everywhere); light, the emblem of happiness; the source of joy; the producer, in a great measure, of the beauties of the universe, and the revealer of those beauties everywhere. How can a man think of light and not praise its Author?
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
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;
Yours is the day, Yours also is the night; You have prepared the light and the sun.
Thus says the LORD, Who gives the sun for light by day And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar; The LORD of hosts is His name:
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