Micah 7:20
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.

Berean Study Bible
You will show loyalty to Jacob and loving devotion to Abraham, as You swore to our fathers from 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
You will keep your word and be faithful to Jacob and to Abraham, as you promised our ancestors many years ago.

Good News Translation
You will show your faithfulness and constant love to your people, the descendants of Abraham and of Jacob, as you promised our ancestors long ago.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He shall give blessings truly to Jacob, and mercy to Abraam, as thou swarest to our fathers, according to the former days.

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!
Study Bible
God's Compassion on Israel
19He will again have compassion on us; He will vanquish our iniquities. You will cast out all our sins into the depths of the sea. 20You will show loyalty to Jacob and loving devotion to Abraham, as You swore to our fathers from days of old.
Cross References
Luke 1:72
to show mercy to our fathers and to remember His holy covenant,

Genesis 24:27
saying, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not withheld His kindness and faithfulness from my master. As for me, the LORD has led me on the journey to the house of my master's kinsmen."

Genesis 32:10
I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness You have shown Your servant. Indeed, with only my staff I came across the Jordan, but now I have become two camps.

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

Deuteronomy 7:12
If you listen to these ordinances and keep them carefully, the LORD your God will keep His covenant with loving devotion, as He swore to your fathers.

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 thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: …

Genesis 17:7,8
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee…

Genesis 22:16-18
And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: …







Lexicon
You will show
תִּתֵּ֤ן (tit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

loyalty
אֱמֶת֙ (’ĕ·meṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

to Jacob
לְיַֽעֲקֹ֔ב (lə·ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

and loving devotion
חֶ֖סֶד (ḥe·seḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

to Abraham,
לְאַבְרָהָ֑ם (lə·’aḇ·rā·hām)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 85: Abraham -- 'exalted father', the father of the Jewish nation

as
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

You swore
נִשְׁבַּ֥עְתָּ (niš·ba‘·tā)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7650: To seven oneself, swear

to our fathers
לַאֲבֹתֵ֖ינוּ (la·’ă·ḇō·ṯê·nū)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

from days
מִ֥ימֵי (mî·mê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of old.
קֶֽדֶם׃ (qe·ḏem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6924: The front, of place, time
(20) Thou wilt perform.--The closing words in the prophecy of Micah are gloriously taken up some centuries later by Zechariah: "As He spake by the mouth of His holy prophets, which have been since the world began: that we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us, to perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant, the oath which He sware to our father Abraham, that He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life" (Luke 1:54-55).

Verse 20. - Thou wilt perform (literally, give) the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham. Jacob and Abraham are mentioned as the chiefs and representatives of the chosen family; and "the truth" (i.e. God's faithfulness to his promises) and "mercy" are equally given to both, separately assigned only for the sake of the parallelism. Knabenbaner compares such passages as Psalm 114:1, "When Israel went forth out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language" (Psalm or. 6; Isaiah 41:8; Isaiah 63:16, etc.). The general meaning, therefore, is that God will perform the promises made to the forefathers, as Luke 1:72, etc. Hast sworn, as in Genesis 22:16. etc.; Genesis 28:13, etc.; Deuteronomy 7:12. With the close of the ode Hengstenberg compares Romans 11:33-36. Thus the checkered prophecy ends with the glow of faith and happy hope.



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.
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