A primitive root; properly to mark
(so as to be recognized), that is, to remember
; by implication to mention
; also (as denominative from H2145
) to be male
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 12562
us in our low estate:
; an humble
For the relative H0834
; used with prepositional prefix, and often followed by some pronoun affixed; on account
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal
relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
; by implication (towards God) piety
; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof
, or (subjectively) beauty
] for ever:
; properly concealed
, that is, the vanishing
point; generally time out of mind
(past or future), that is, (practically) eternity
; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always
_ _ remembered us or, “for us” (Psalms 132:1).
_ _ our low estate that is, captivity.
_ _ God's everlasting mercy is here celebrated, 1. In the redemption of his church, Psalms 136:23, Psalms 136:24. In the many redemptions wrought for the Jewish church out of the hands of their oppressors (when, in the years of their servitude, their estate was very low, God remembered them, and raised them up saviours, the judges, and David, at length, by whom God gave them rest from all their enemies), but especially in the great redemption of the universal church, of which these were types, we have a great deal of reason to say, “He remembered us, the children of men, in our low estate, in our lost estate, for his mercy endureth for ever; he sent his Son to redeem us from sin, and death, and hell, and all our spiritual enemies, for his mercy endureth for ever; he was sent to redeem us, and not the angels that sinned, for his mercy endureth for ever.” 2. In the provision he makes for all the creatures (Psalms 136:25): He gives food to all flesh. It is an instance of the mercy of God's providence that wherever he has given life he gives food agreeable and sufficient; and he is a good housekeeper that provides for so large a family. 3. In all his glories, and all his gifts (Psalms 136:26): Give thanks to the God of heaven. This denotes him to be a glorious God, and the glory of his mercy is to be taken notice of in our praises. The riches of his glory are displayed in the vessels of his mercy, Romans 9:23. It also denotes him to be the great benefactor, for every good and perfect gift is from above, from the Father of lights, the God of heaven; and we should trace every stream to the fountain. This and that particular mercy may perhaps endure but a while, but the mercy that is in God endures for ever; it is an inexhaustible fountain.
Who remembered us in our (g) low estate: for his mercy [endureth] for ever:
(g) In our greatest affliction and slavery when we looked for nothing less than to have had any help.
Psalms 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
Psalms 106:43-45 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked [him] with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity. ... And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
Genesis 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that [was] with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;
Deuteronomy 32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that [their] power is gone, and [there is] none shut up, or left.
Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
Ezekiel 16:3-13 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity [is] of the land of Canaan; thy father [was] an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite. ... Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment [was of] fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.
Luke 1:48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Luke 1:52 He hath put down the mighty from [their] seats, and exalted them of low degree.
- in our low estate:
Psalms 72:12-14 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and [him] that hath no helper. ... He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
Psalms 113:7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
Psalms 116:6 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
Psalms 142:6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
1 Samuel 2:7-8 The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. ... He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set [them] among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth [are] the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.
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