Treasury of Scripture
The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endures for ever.
The moon and stars. The sun is the monarch of day, the state of light; the moon of the night, the state of darkness. The rays of the sun falling on the atmosphere, are refracted and diffused over the whole of the hemisphere of the earth immediately under his orb; while those rays of that vast luminary which, because of the earth's smallness in comparison with the sun, are diffused on all sides beyond the earth, falling on the opaque disc of the moon, are reflected back on the lower hemisphere, or the part of the earth opposite the sun. But the reflected light being
50,000 times less in intensity than that of the sun, there is a sufficient distinction between day and night, though each is ruled and determined by one of these two great lights.
Psalm 8:3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;
Psalm 89:36,37 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me...
Job 31:26 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;
Strong's ConcordanceThe moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
Topical BibleAge Endures Endureth Everlasting Forever Govern Kindness Love Loving Lovingkindness Loving-kindness Mercy Moon Rule Stars Steadfast Unchanging
Psalms Chapter 136 Verse 9
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OT Poetry: Psalm 136:9 The moon and stars to rule (Psalm Ps Psa.)