A Comparison of Psalm 136:23-26

Psalm 136:25 GW

He remembered us when we were humiliated—
because his mercy endures forever.
He snatched us from the grasp of our enemies—
because his mercy endures forever.
He gives food to every living creature—
because his mercy endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of heaven
because his mercy endures forever.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

It is he who remembered us in our low estate,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
and rescued us from our foes,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
he who gives food to all flesh,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of heaven,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
English Standard Version (ESV)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)

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He remembered us in our weakness.
His faithful love endures forever.
He saved us from our enemies.
His faithful love endures forever.
He gives food to every living thing.
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His faithful love endures forever.
New Living Translation (NLT)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

God remembered us when we were down,
His love never quits.
Rescued us from the trampling boot,
His love never quits.
Takes care of everyone in time of need.
His love never quits.
Thank God, who did it all!
His love never quits!
The Message (MSG)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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