Psalm 105:8
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New International Version
He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations,

King James Bible
He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

Darby Bible Translation
He is ever mindful of his covenant, -- the word which he commanded to a thousand generations, --

World English Bible
He has remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations,

Young's Literal Translation
He hath remembered to the age His covenant, The word He commanded to a thousand generations,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He is the Lord our God - He is Jehovah, the self-existent and eternal God. He is our God, he is our portion; has taken us for his people, and makes us happy in his love.

The following abstract of the history of the Israelites presents but few difficulties. See the notes on Psalm 78 (note).

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he hast remembered

Psalm 105:42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.

Psalm 111:5,9 He has given meat to them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant...

1 Chronicles 16:15 Be you mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;

Nehemiah 1:5 And said, I beseech you, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God...

Daniel 9:4 And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God...

Luke 1:72-74 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant...

a thousand

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God, he is God, the faithful God...

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August 14. "Touch not Mine Anointed, and do My Prophets no Harm" (Ps. Cv. 15).
"Touch not Mine anointed, and do My prophets no harm" (Ps. cv. 15). I would rather play with the forked lightning, or take in my hands living wires, with their fiery current, than speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ, or idly repeat the slanderous darts which thousands of Christians are hurling on others, to the hurt of their own souls and bodies. You may often wonder, perhaps, why your sickness is not healed, your spirit filled with the joy of the Holy Ghost, or your life blessed
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Inviolable Messiahs and Prophets
'He reproved kings for their sakes; 15. Saying, Touch not Mine anointed, and do My prophets no harm.'--PSALM cv. 14, 15. The original reference of these words is to the fathers of the Jewish people--the three wandering shepherds, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Psalmist transfers to them the great titles which properly belong to a later period of Jewish history. None of the three were ever in the literal sense of the word 'anointed,' but all the three had what anointing symbolised. None of them were
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Thankfulness for Mercies Received, a Necessary Duty
Numberless marks does man bear in his soul, that he is fallen and estranged from God; but nothing gives a greater proof thereof, than that backwardness, which every one finds within himself, to the duty of praise and thanksgiving. When God placed the first man in paradise, his soul no doubt was so filled with a sense of the riches of the divine love, that he was continually employing that breath of life, which the Almighty had not long before breathed into him, in blessing and magnifying that all-bountiful,
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

A Challenge and a Shield
"Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died."--Romans 8:34. Here are two very wonderful challenges thrown out by the apostle Paul. First, he boldly defies anyone to charge the chosen of God with sin: "Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect?" and then, even if any charges should be brought against them, he defies all our foes to secure an adverse verdict: "Who is he that condemneth?" This would be a very bold challenge even for a man who had been righteous from his youth up. If
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892

Cross References
Luke 1:72
to show mercy to our ancestors and to remember his holy covenant,

Exodus 2:24
God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob.

Deuteronomy 7:9
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.

Psalm 103:17
But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children--

Psalm 105:42
For he remembered his holy promise given to his servant Abraham.

Psalm 106:45
for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.

Psalm 111:5
He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.

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