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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaPROMISE
prom'-is (most frequently in the Old Testament dabhar, "speaking," "speech," and dabhar, "to speak" also 'amar, "to say," once in Psalm 77:8, 'omer, "speech"; in the New Testament epaggelia, and the verbs epaggellomai, and compounds): Promise holds an important place in the Scriptures and in the development of the religion that culminated in Christ. The Bible is indeed full of "precious and exceeding great promises" (2 Peter 1:4), although the word "promise" is not always used in connection with them. Of the more outstanding promises of the Old Testament may be mentioned:
Greek1861. epaggellomai -- to proclaim, to promise
... to proclaim, to promise. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: epaggellomai Phonetic
Spelling: (ep-ang-el'-lo) Short Definition: I promise, profess Definition ...
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1860. epaggelia -- a summons, a promise
1862. epaggelma -- a promise
4279. proepaggello -- to announce before
4293. prokataggello -- to announce beforehand
1843. exomologeo -- to agree, confess
3670. homologeo -- to speak the same, to agree
4972. sphragizo -- to seal
5287. hupostasis -- a support, substance, steadiness, hence ...
564. aperitmetos -- uncircumcised
Strong's Hebrew562. omer -- promise, speech, thing, word
... 561, 562. omer. 563 . promise, speech, thing, word. Transliteration: omer Phonetic
Spelling: (o'-mer) Short Definition: promise. ... promise, speech, thing, word ...
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2421. chayah -- to live
8569. tenuah -- opposition
1697. dabar -- speech, word
561. emer -- speech, word
5088. neder -- a vow
5087. nadar -- to vow
559. amar -- to utter, say
1696. dabar -- to speak
The Promise to the Patriarchs.
The Land of Promise
Whether a Betrothal is a Promise of Future Marriage?
At what Time the Promise of God was Fulfilled Concerning the Land ...
Trusting in the Promise. PM
The Covenant Promise of the Spirit
The Promise of the Father.
Service by Promise (Q )
Moreover, the Promise of the Gospel is that Whosoever Believes in ...
ATS Bible DictionaryPromise
Used by Paul to denote the spiritual gifts of God, chiefly the Messiah, the Holy Spirit, and the fullness of gospel blessings, of which an assurance was given to Abraham and other saints in behalf of themselves, and of believers who should come after them, Romans 4:13-14 Galatians 3:14-29. The "children of the promise" are either Isaac's posterity, as distinguished from Ishmael's; Jews converted to Christianity; or all true believers, who by faith lay hold on the promise of salvation in Christ. In Hebrews 11:39, "promise" means the thing promised, Acts 1:4. The "exceeding great and precious promises" of God include all good things for this life and the future; which are infallibly secured to his people in Christ, 2 1 Corinthians 1:20 1 Timothy 4:8 2 Peter 1:4. On the ground of the infinite merits of their Redeemer, infinite love, unbounded wisdom, and almighty power are pledged for their benefit; and having given them his only son, God will with him freely give them every inferior blessing he sees to be desirable for them, Romans 8:32.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (a.) In general, a declaration, written or verbal, made by one person to another, which binds the person who makes it to do, or to forbear to do, a specified act; a declaration which gives to the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act.
2. (n.) An engagement by one person to another, either in words or in writing, but properly not under seal, for the performance or nonperformance of some particular thing. The word promise is used to denote the mere engagement of a person, without regard to the consideration for it, or the corresponding duty of the party to whom it is made.
3. (a.) That which causes hope, expectation, or assurance; especially, that which affords expectation of future distinction; as, a youth of great promise.
4. (a.) Bestowal, fulfillment, or grant of what is promised.
5. (v. t.) To engage to do, give, make, or to refrain from doing, giving, or making, or the like; to covenant; to engage; as, to promise a visit; to promise a cessation of hostilities; to promise the payment of money.
6. (v. t.) To afford reason to expect; to cause hope or assurance of; as, the clouds promise rain.
7. (v. t.) To make declaration of or give assurance of, as some benefit to be conferred; to pledge or engage to bestow; as, the proprietors promised large tracts of land; the city promised a reward.
8. (v. i.) To give assurance by a promise, or binding declaration.
ThesaurusPromise (112 Occurrences)
... The word promise is used to denote the mere engagement of a person, without regard
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Fulfilment (25 Occurrences)
Offspring (186 Occurrences)
Vow (49 Occurrences)
Descendants (326 Occurrences)
Sarai (13 Occurrences)
Tongues (67 Occurrences)
Posterity (38 Occurrences)
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Bible ConcordancePromise (112 Occurrences)
Luke 1:37 For no promise from God will be impossible of fulfilment."
Luke 24:49 Behold, I send forth the promise of my Father on you. But wait in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high."
John 11:40 "Did I not promise you," replied Jesus, "that if you believe, you shall see the glory of God?"
John 16:26 At that time you will make your requests in my name; and I do not promise to ask the Father on your behalf,
Acts 1:4 Being assembled together with them, he commanded them, "Don't depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me.
Acts 2:33 Being therefore exalted by the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this, which you now see and hear.
Acts 2:39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all who are far off, even as many as the Lord our God will call to himself."
Acts 7:5 He gave him no inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on. He promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when he still had no child.
Acts 7:17 "But as the time of the promise came close which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,
Acts 13:23 From this man's seed, God has brought salvation to Israel according to his promise,
Acts 13:32 We bring you good news of the promise made to the fathers,
Acts 13:33 that God has fulfilled the same to us, their children, in that he raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second psalm,'You are my Son. Today I have become your father.'
Acts 18:21 but took leave of them with the promise, "I will return to you, God willing." So he set sail from Ephesus.
Acts 23:21 Therefore don't yield to them, for more than forty men lie in wait for him, who have bound themselves under a curse neither to eat nor to drink until they have killed him. Now they are ready, looking for the promise from you."
Acts 26:6 Now I stand here to be judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers,
Acts 26:7 Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.
Romans 4:13 For the promise to Abraham and to his seed that he should be heir of the world wasn't through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
Romans 4:14 For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of no effect.
Romans 4:16 For this cause it is of faith, that it may be according to grace, to the end that the promise may be sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.
Romans 4:17 so that the promise should be made sure to all Abraham's true descendants; not merely to those who are righteous through the Law, but to those who are righteous through a faith like that of Abraham. Thus in the sight of God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and makes reference to things that do not exist, as though they did, Abraham is the forefather of all of us. As it is written, "I have appointed you to be the forefather of many nations."
Romans 4:20 Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn't waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God,
Romans 4:21 and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Romans 9:7 nor because they are Abraham's true children. But the promise was "Through Isaac shall your posterity be reckoned."
Romans 9:8 That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as a seed.
Romans 9:9 For this is a word of promise, "At the appointed time I will come, and Sarah will have a son."
Galatians 3:14 that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Galatians 3:17 Now I say this. A covenant confirmed beforehand by God in Christ, the law, which came four hundred thirty years after, does not annul, so as to make the promise of no effect.
Galatians 3:18 For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by promise.
Galatians 3:19 What then is the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom the promise has been made. It was ordained through angels by the hand of a mediator.
Galatians 3:22 But the Scriptures imprisoned all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
Galatians 3:29 If you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to promise.
Galatians 4:23 However, the son by the handmaid was born according to the flesh, but the son by the free woman was born through promise.
Galatians 4:28 Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are children of promise.
Ephesians 1:13 in whom you also, having heard the word of the truth, the Good News of your salvation,-in whom, having also believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
Ephesians 2:12 that you were at that time separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
Ephesians 3:6 that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of his promise in Christ Jesus through the Good News,
Ephesians 6:2 "Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment with a promise:
Ephesians 6:3 which is the first command with a promise, 'That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live a long time upon the land.'
1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value in all things, having the promise of the life which is now, and of that which is to come.
2 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, according to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus,
Titus 1:2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who can't lie, promised before time began;
Hebrews 4:1 Let us fear therefore, lest perhaps anyone of you should seem to have come short of a promise of entering into his rest.
Hebrews 6:13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he swore by himself,
Hebrews 6:15 Thus, having patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
Hebrews 6:17 In this way God, being determined to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath;
Hebrews 9:15 For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, since a death has occurred for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant, that those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
Hebrews 10:23 let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful.
Hebrews 10:36 For you need endurance so that, having done the will of God, you may receive the promise.
Hebrews 11:9 By faith, he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.
Hebrews 11:11 By faith, even Sarah herself received power to conceive, and she bore a child when she was past age, since she counted him faithful who had promised.
Hebrews 11:39 These all, having had testimony given to them through their faith, didn't receive the promise,
Hebrews 12:26 whose voice shook the earth then, but now he has promised, saying, "Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heavens."
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him.
2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
2 Peter 3:4 and saying, "Where is the promise of his coming? For, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but is patient with us, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:13 But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
1 John 2:25 This is the promise which he promised us, the eternal life.
Genesis 47:29 The time drew near that Israel must die, and he called his son Joseph, and said to him, "If now I have found favor in your sight, please put your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me. Please don't bury me in Egypt,
Exodus 3:17 and I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, to a land flowing with milk and honey."'
Numbers 14:34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie, nor the son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it good?
Numbers 30:6 "If she is married to a husband, while her vows are on her, or the rash utterance of her lips, with which she has bound her soul,
Numbers 30:8 And if in the day of her husband's hearing he disalloweth her, then he hath broken her vow which 'is' on her, and the wrongful utterance of her lips which she hath bound on her soul, and Jehovah is propitious to her.
Deuteronomy 26:17 Jehovah thou hast caused to promise to-day to become thy God, and to walk in His ways, and to keep His statutes, and His commands, and His judgments, and to hearken to His voice.
Deuteronomy 26:18 and Yahweh has declared you this day to be a people for his own possession, as he has promised you, and that you should keep all his commandments;
Joshua 9:21 And the princes said unto them, Let them live; but let them be hewers of wood and drawers of water unto all the congregation; as the princes had promised them.
Joshua 23:14 He said, "Why does my lord pursue after his servant? For what have I done? Or what evil is in my hand?
2 Samuel 7:21 For your word's sake, and according to your own heart, you have worked all this greatness, to make your servant know it.
2 Samuel 7:25 Now, Yahweh God, the word that you have spoken concerning your servant, and concerning his house, confirm it forever, and do as you have spoken.
2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, his way is perfect. The word of Yahweh is tested. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.
1 Kings 2:4 That Yahweh may establish his word which he spoke concerning me, saying,'If your children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail you,' he said,'a man on the throne of Israel.'
1 Kings 6:12 "Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk in my statutes, and execute my ordinances, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I establish my word with you, which I spoke to David your father.
1 Kings 8:20 Yahweh has established his word that he spoke; for I have risen up in the place of David my father, and I sit on the throne of Israel, as Yahweh promised, and have built the house for the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
1 Kings 8:24 who have kept with your servant David my father that which you promised him. Yes, you spoke with your mouth, and have fulfilled it with your hand, as it is this day.
1 Kings 8:25 Now therefore, may Yahweh, the God of Israel, keep with your servant David my father that which you have promised him, saying,'There shall not fail you a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel, if only your children take heed to their way, to walk before me as you have walked before me.'
1 Kings 8:56 "Blessed be Yahweh, who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. There has not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by Moses his servant.
2 Kings 15:12 This was the word of Yahweh which he spoke to Jehu, saying, "Your sons to the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel." So it came to pass.
1 Chronicles 16:16 the covenant which he made with Abraham, his oath to Isaac.
1 Chronicles 25:5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
2 Chronicles 1:9 Now, Yahweh God, let your promise to David my father be established; for you have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
2 Chronicles 6:10 Yahweh has performed his word that he spoke; for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as Yahweh promised, and have built the house for the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
2 Chronicles 6:15 who have kept with your servant David my father that which you promised him: yes, you spoke with your mouth, and have fulfilled it with your hand, as it is this day.
Nehemiah 5:12 Then said they, We will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do, even as you say. Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they would do according to this promise.
Nehemiah 5:13 Also I shook out my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labor, that doesn't perform this promise; even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. All the assembly said, Amen, and praised Yahweh. The people did according to this promise.
Nehemiah 9:8 and found his heart faithful before you, and made a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite, and the Girgashite, to give it to his seed, and have performed your words; for you are righteous.
Psalms 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect. The word of Yahweh is tried. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.
Psalms 77:8 Has his loving kindness vanished forever? Does his promise fail for generations?
Psalms 105:9 the covenant which he made with Abraham, his oath to Isaac,
Psalms 105:42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.
Psalms 106:24 Yes, they despised the pleasant land. They didn't believe his word,
Psalms 119:38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, that you may be feared.
Psalms 119:41 Let your loving kindness also come to me, Yahweh, your salvation, according to your word.
Psalms 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, for your word has revived me.
Psalms 119:57 Yahweh is my portion. I promised to obey your words.
Psalms 119:58 I sought your favor with my whole heart. Be merciful to me according to your word.
Psalms 119:76 Let, I pray thee, thy lovingkindness be for my comfort, According to thy word unto thy servant.
Psalms 119:82 My eyes fail for your word. I say, "When will you comfort me?"
Psalms 119:116 Be my support as you have said, and give me life; let not my hope be turned to shame.
Psalms 119:123 My eyes are wasted with desire for your salvation, and for the word of your righteousness.
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