Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,
- Acts 3:19
- Acts 26:6
- Genesis 3:15
- Genesis 12:3
- Genesis 22:18
- Genesis 26:4
- Genesis 49:10
- Deuteronomy 18:15
- Zechariah 6:12
- Zechariah 9:9
- Zechariah 13:1
- Malachi 3:1
- Malachi 4:2
- Luke 1:54
- Romans 4:13
- Galatians 3:16
Therefore let it be known to you, brothers, that through this one forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,
Go up on a high mountain, O herald Zion! Shout out loudly, O herald Jerusalem! Shout, don't be afraid! Say to the towns of Judah, "Here is your God!"
I first decreed to Zion, 'Look, here's what will happen!' I sent a herald to Jerusalem.
How delightful it is to see approaching over the mountains the feet of a messenger who announces peace, a messenger who brings good news, who announces deliverance, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has chosen me. He has commissioned me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners,
The angel answered him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid! Listen carefully, for I proclaim to you good news that brings great joy to all the people:
And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How timely is the arrival of those who proclaim the good news."
Therefore repent and turn back so that your sins may be wiped out,
And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our ancestors,
And I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring; her offspring will attack your head, and you will attack her offspring's heel."
I will bless those who bless you, but the one who treats you lightly I must curse, and all the families of the earth will bless one another by your name."
Because you have obeyed me, all the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants.'"
I will multiply your descendants so they will be as numerous as the stars in the sky, and I will give them all these lands. All the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants.
The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs; the nations will obey him.
The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you -- from your fellow Israelites; you must listen to him.
For this reason the sovereign master himself will give you a confirming sign. Look, this young woman is about to conceive and will give birth to a son. You, young woman, will name him Immanuel.
For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us. He shoulders responsibility and is called: Extraordinary Strategist, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
A shoot will grow out of Jesse's root stock, a bud will sprout from his roots.
"I, the Lord, promise that a new time will certainly come when I will raise up for them a righteous branch, a descendant of David. He will rule over them with wisdom and understanding and will do what is just and right in the land.
I will set one shepherd over them, and he will feed them -- namely, my servant David. He will feed them and will be their shepherd.
"Seventy weeks have been determined concerning your people and your holy city to put an end to rebellion, to bring sin to completion, to atone for iniquity, to bring in perpetual righteousness, to seal up the prophetic vision, and to anoint a most holy place.
As for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, seemingly insignificant among the clans of Judah -- from you a king will emerge who will rule over Israel on my behalf, one whose origins are in the distant past.
I will also shake up all the nations, and they will offer their treasures; then I will fill this temple with glory,' says the Lord who rules over all.
Then say to him, 'The Lord who rules over all says, "Look -- here is the man whose name is Branch, who will sprout up from his place and build the temple of the Lord.
Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king is coming to you: he is legitimate and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey -- on a young donkey, the foal of a female donkey.
"In that day there will be a fountain opened up for the dynasty of David and the people of Jerusalem to cleanse them from sin and impurity.
"I am about to send my messenger, who will clear the way before me. Indeed, the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his temple, and the messenger of the covenant, whom you long for, is certainly coming," says the Lord who rules over all.
But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication will rise with healing wings, and you will skip about like calves released from the stall.
He has helped his servant Israel, remembering his mercy,
For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would inherit the world was not fulfilled through the law, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.
Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. Scripture does not say, "and to the descendants," referring to many, but "and to your descendant," referring to one, who is Christ.