New International Version
but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
King James Bible
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Darby Bible Translation
and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
World English Bible
and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Young's Literal Translation
and doing kindness to thousands, of those loving Me and keeping My commands.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And showing mercy unto thousands - Mark; even those who love God and keep his commandments merit nothing from him, and therefore the salvation and blessedness which these enjoy come from the mercy of God: Showing mercy, etc. What a disproportion between the works of justice and mercy! Justice works to the third or fourth, mercy to thousands of generations! The heathen had maxims like these. Theocritus also teaches that the children of the good shall be blessed because of their parents' piety, and that evil shall come upon the offspring of the wicked: -
Ευσεβεων παιδεσσι τα λωΐα, δυσσεβεων δ' ου.
Idyll. 26, v. 32.
Upon the children of the righteous fall
The choicest blessings; on the wicked, wo.
That love me, and keep my commandments - It was this that caused Christ to comprise the fulfillment of the whole law in love to God and man; see Clarke's note on Exodus 20:1. And as love is the grand principle of obedience, and the only incentive to it, so there can be no obedience without it. It would be more easy even in Egyptian bondage to make brick without straw, than to do the will of God unless his love be shed abroad in the heart of the Holy Spirit. Love, says the apostle, is the fulfilling of the law; Romans 13:10.
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maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation."
The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.'
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
Then I said: "LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children--
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
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