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;
Darby Bible Translation
to fulfil mercy with our fathers and remember 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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
To perform the mercy - To show the mercy promised. The expression in the "original" is, "To make mercy with our fathers" - that is, to show kindness to our fathers; and the propriety of it is founded on the fact that mercy to "children" is regarded as kindness to the "parent." Blessing the "children" was blessing the "nation;" was fulfilling the promises made to the fathers, and "showing" that he regarded them in mercy.
His holy covenant - The word "covenant" means compact or agreement. This is in use among people. It implies equality in the parties; freedom from constraint; freedom from previous obligation to do the thing now covenanted; and freedom from obligation to enter into a compact, unless a man chooses so to do. Such a transaction evidently can never take place between man and God, for they are not equal. Man is not at liberty to "decline" what God proposes, and he is under obligation to do "all" that God commands. When the word "covenant," therefore, is used in the Bible, it means sometimes a "command;" Sometimes a "promise;" sometimes a "regular law" - as "the covenant of the day and night;" and sometimes the way in which God dispenses mercy - that is, by the old and new covenants. In the place before us it means "the promise" made to Abraham, as the following verses clearly show.
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He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.--LUKE 1:53. Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.--When …
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He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
He has remembered His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,
For He remembered His holy word With Abraham His servant;
And He remembered His covenant for their sake, And relented according to the greatness of His lovingkindness.
You will give truth to Jacob And unchanging love to Abraham, Which You swore to our forefathers From the days of old.
who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,
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