Micah 7:20
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New International Version
You will be faithful to Jacob, and show love to Abraham, as you pledged on oath to our ancestors in days long ago.

New Living Translation
You will show us your faithfulness and unfailing love as you promised to our ancestors Abraham and Jacob long ago.

English Standard Version
You will show faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast love to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

New American Standard Bible
You will give truth to Jacob And unchanging love to Abraham, Which You swore to our forefathers From the days of old.

King James Bible
Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will show loyalty to Jacob and faithful love to Abraham, as You swore to our fathers from days long ago.

International Standard Version
You will remain true to Jacob, and merciful to Abraham, as you promised our ancestors long ago.

NET Bible
You will be loyal to Jacob and extend your loyal love to Abraham, which you promised on oath to our ancestors in ancient times.

New Heart English Bible
You will give truth to Jacob, and mercy to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will be faithful to Jacob. You will have mercy on Abraham as you swore by an oath to our ancestors long ago.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou wilt show faithfulness to Jacob, mercy to Abraham, As Thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.

New American Standard 1977
Thou wilt give truth to Jacob
            And unchanging love to Abraham,
            Which Thou didst swear to our forefathers
            From the days of old.



Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the times of old.

King James 2000 Bible
You will show truth to Jacob, and mercy to abraham, which you have sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.

American King James Version
You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

American Standard Version
Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the lovingkindness to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou wilt perform the truth of Jacob, the mercy to Abraham: which thou hast sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou wilt perform truth to Jacob, loving-kindness to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers, from the days of old.

English Revised Version
Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

World English Bible
You will give truth to Jacob, and mercy to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou givest truth to Jacob, kindness to Abraham, That thou hast sworn to our fathers, from the days of antiquity!

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:14-20 When God is about to deliver his people, he stirs up their friends to pray for them. Apply spiritually the prophet's prayer to Christ, to take care of his church, as the great Shepherd of the sheep, and to go before them, while they are here in this world as in a wood, in this world but not of it. God promises in answer to this prayer, he will do that for them which shall be repeating the miracles of former ages. As their sin brought them into bondage, so God's pardoning their sin brought them out. All who find pardoning mercy, cannot but wonder at that mercy; we have reason to stand amazed, if we know what it is. When the Lord takes away the guilt of sin, that it may not condemn us, he will break the power of sin, that it may not have dominion over us. If left to ourselves, our sins will be too hard for us; but God's grace shall be sufficient to subdue them, so that they shall not rule us, and then they shall not ruin us. When God forgives sin, he takes care that it never shall be remembered any more against the sinner. He casts their sins into the sea; not near the shore-side, where they may appear again, but into the depth of the sea, never to rise again. All their sins shall be cast there, for when God forgives sin, he forgives all. He will perfect that which concerns us, and with this good work will do all for us which our case requires, and which he has promised. These engagements relate to Christ, and the success of the gospel to the end of time, the future restoration of Israel, and the final prevailing of true religion in all lands. The Lord will perform his truth and mercy, not one jot or tittle of it shall fall to the ground: faithful is He that has promised, who also will do it. Let us remember that the Lord has given the security of his covenant, for strong consolation to all who flee for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before them in Christ Jesus.
Study Bible
God's Compassion on Israel
19He will again have compassion on us; He will tread our iniquities under foot. Yes, You will cast all their sins Into the depths of the sea. 20You will give truth to Jacob And unchanging love to Abraham, Which You swore to our forefathers From the days of old.
Cross References
Luke 1:72
to show mercy to our fathers and to remember His holy covenant,

Genesis 24:27
He said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken His lovingkindness and His truth toward my master; as for me, the LORD has guided me in the way to the house of my master's brothers."

Genesis 32:10
I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant; for with my staff only I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two companies.

Deuteronomy 7:8
but because the LORD loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the LORD brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 7:12
"Then it shall come about, because you listen to these judgments and keep and do them, that the LORD your God will keep with you His covenant and His lovingkindness which He swore to your forefathers.
Treasury of Scripture

You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

Genesis 12:2,3 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and …

Genesis 17:7,8 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed …

Genesis 22:16-18 And said, By myself have I sworn, said the LORD, for because you …

Genesis 26:3,4 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; …

Genesis 28:13,14 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God …

Psalm 105:8-10 He has remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded …

Jeremiah 33:25,26 Thus said the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and …

Luke 1:54,55,72-74 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy…

Acts 3:25,26 You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God …

Romans 11:26-31 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come …

Hebrews 6:13-18 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no …

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