Psalm 136:9
Context
His Loving Kindness Endures Forever

1O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever. 2O give thanks to the God of gods: for his mercy endures for ever. 3O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endures for ever. 4To him who alone does great wonders: for his mercy endures for ever. 5To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endures for ever. 6To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endures for ever. 7To him that made great lights: for his mercy endures for ever: 8The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endures for ever: 9The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endures for ever. 10To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endures for ever: 11And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endures for ever: 12With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endures for ever. 13To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endures for ever: 14And made Israel to pass through the middle of it: for his mercy endures for ever: 15But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endures for ever. 16To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endures for ever. 17To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endures for ever: 18And slew famous kings: for his mercy endures for ever: 19Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endures for ever: 20And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endures for ever: 21And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endures for ever: 22Even an heritage to Israel his servant: for his mercy endures for ever. 23Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endures for ever: 24And has redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endures for ever. 25Who gives food to all flesh: for his mercy endures for ever. 26O give thanks to the God of heaven: for his mercy endures for ever.
Cross References
Genesis 1:16
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.


Psalm 8:3
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;


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 Concordance
The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
Topical Bible
Age Endures Endureth Everlasting Forever Govern Kindness Love Loving Lovingkindness Loving-kindness Mercy Moon Rule Stars Steadfast Unchanging
Resources
Psalms Chapter 136 Verse 9

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OT Poetry: Psalm 136:9 The moon and stars to rule (Psalm Ps Psa.)
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