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 faithfulness to Jacob and loving devotion to Abraham, as You swore to our fathers 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.

New King James Version
You will give truth to Jacob And mercy to Abraham, Which You have sworn to our fathers From days of old.

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

NASB 1995
You will give truth to Jacob And unchanging love to Abraham, Which You swore to our forefathers From the days of old.

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

Amplified Bible
You shall give truth to Jacob And lovingkindness and mercy to Abraham, As You have sworn to our forefathers From the days of old.

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

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You shall give truth to Yaqob and grace to Abraham which you swore to our fathers from the days of antiquity

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
You give truth to Jacob, kindness to Abraham, "" That You have sworn to our fathers, from the days of antiquity!

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.

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!

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 faithfulness to Jacob and loving devotion to Abraham, as You swore to our fathers 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
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 relatives."

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, then the LORD your God will keep His covenant and the loving devotion that 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: …









(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.





Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

as
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 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 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 1: Father

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

of old.
קֶֽדֶם׃ (qe·ḏem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6924: The front, of place, time


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