Luke 1:72
New International Version
to show mercy to our ancestors and to remember his holy covenant,

New Living Translation
He has been merciful to our ancestors by remembering his sacred covenant--

English Standard Version
to show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant,

Berean Study Bible
to show mercy to our fathers and to remember His holy covenant,

Berean Literal Bible
to fulfill mercy toward our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant,

New American Standard Bible
To show mercy toward our fathers, And to remember His holy covenant,

King James Bible
To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;

Christian Standard Bible
He has dealt mercifully with our fathers and remembered his holy covenant--

Contemporary English Version
God said he would be kind to our people and keep his sacred promise.

Good News Translation
He said he would show mercy to our ancestors and remember his sacred covenant.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has dealt mercifully with our fathers and remembered His holy covenant--

International Standard Version
He has shown mercy to our ancestors and remembered his holy covenant,

NET Bible
He has done this to show mercy to our ancestors, and to remember his holy covenant--

New Heart English Bible
to show mercy towards our fathers, to remember his holy covenant,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And he has wrought his mercy with our fathers and he has remembered his holy covenants”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He has shown his mercy to our ancestors and remembered his holy promise,

New American Standard 1977
To show mercy toward our fathers, And to remember His holy covenant,

Jubilee Bible 2000
to fulfill mercy unto our fathers and remembering his holy covenant

King James 2000 Bible
To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;

American King James Version
To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;

American Standard Version
To show mercy towards, our fathers, And to remember his holy covenant;

Douay-Rheims Bible
To perform mercy to our fathers, and to remember his holy testament,

Darby Bible Translation
to fulfil mercy with our fathers and remember his holy covenant,

English Revised Version
To shew mercy towards our fathers, And to remember his holy covenant;

Webster's Bible Translation
To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant:

Weymouth New Testament
He dealt pitifully with our forefathers, And remembered His holy covenant,

World English Bible
to show mercy towards our fathers, to remember his holy covenant,

Young's Literal Translation
To do kindness with our fathers, And to be mindful of His holy covenant,
Study Bible
Zechariah's Song
71salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us, 72to show mercy to our fathers and to remember His holy covenant, 73the oath He swore to our father Abraham, to grant us…
Cross References
Psalm 98:3
He has remembered His love and faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Psalm 105:8
He remembers His covenant forever, the word He ordained for a thousand generations--

Psalm 105:42
For He remembered His holy promise to Abraham His servant.

Psalm 106:45
And He remembered His covenant with them, and relented by the abundance of His loving devotion.

Micah 7:20
You will show loyalty to Jacob and loving devotion to Abraham, as You swore to our fathers from days of old.

Romans 9:4
the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory and the covenants; theirs the giving of the Law, the temple worship, and the promises.

Treasury of Scripture

To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;

perform.

Luke 1:54,55
He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; …

Genesis 12:3
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 22:18
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

and.

Genesis 17:4-9
As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations…

Leviticus 26:42
Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.

Psalm 105:8-10
He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations…







Lexicon
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ποιῆσαι (poiēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

mercy
ἔλεος (eleos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1656: Pity, mercy, compassion. Of uncertain affinity; compassion.

to
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

fathers
πατέρων (paterōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to remember
μνησθῆναι (mnēsthēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's Greek 3403: To remember, call to mind, recall, mention. A prolonged form of mnaomai; to remind, i.e. to recall to mind.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

holy
ἁγίας (hagias)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

covenant,
διαθήκης (diathēkēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1242: From diatithemai; properly, a disposition, i.e. a contract.
(72) To perform the mercy.--The verse has been thought, and with apparent reason, to contain a reference, after the manner of the ancient prophets (comp. Isaiah 8:3; Micah 1:10-15), to the name of the speaker, of his wife, and of his child. In "performing mercy," we find an allusion to John or Jochanan (= "The Lord be merciful"); in "remembering His holy covenant," to the name Zacharias (= "Whom Jehovah remembers"); in the "oath" of Luke 1:73, to that of Elizabeth or Elisheba (= "The oath of my God"). The play upon the words would, of course, be obvious in the original Hebrew (i.e., Aramaic) of the hymn, which we have only in its Greek version.

His holy covenant.--The covenant is clearly that made with Abraham in Genesis 15:18. In thus going back to that as the starting-point of the New Covenant which was to be made in Christ, Zacharias anticipates the teaching of St. Paul in Galatians 3:15-19.

1:67-80 Zacharias uttered a prophecy concerning the kingdom and salvation of the Messiah. The gospel brings light with it; in it the day dawns. In John the Baptist it began to break, and increased apace to the perfect day. The gospel is discovering; it shows that about which we were utterly in the dark; it is to give light to those that sit in darkness, the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. It is reviving; it brings light to those that sit in the shadow of death, as condemned prisoners in the dungeon. It is directing; it is to guide our feet in the way of peace, into that way which will bring us to peace at last, Ro 3:17. John gave proofs of strong faith, vigorous and holy affections, and of being above the fear and love of the world. Thus he ripened for usefulness; but he lived a retired life, till he came forward openly as the forerunner of the Messiah. Let us follow peace with all men, as well as seek peace with God and our own consciences. And if it be the will of God that we live unknown to the world, still let us diligently seek to grow strong in the grace of Jesus Christ.
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