Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
and said, "'I solemnly swear by my own name,' decrees the Lord, 'that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,
Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel your servants, to whom you swore by yourself and told them, 'I will multiply your descendants like the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken about I will give to your descendants, and they will inherit it forever.'"
He always remembers his covenantal decree, the promise he made to a thousand generations --
as he promised to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever."
Now when God made his promise to Abraham, since he could swear by no one greater, he swore by himself,
You, however, the Lord has selected and brought from Egypt, that iron-smelting furnace, to be his special people as you are today.
At the end of the 430 years, on the very day, all the regiments of the Lord went out of the land of Egypt.
Moses said to the people, "Remember this day on which you came out from Egypt, from the place where you were enslaved, for the Lord brought you out of there with a mighty hand -- and no bread made with yeast may be eaten.
"I, the Lord, am your God, who brought you from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.
However, only to your ancestors did he show his loving favor, and he chose you, their descendants, from all peoples -- as is apparent today.
Remember that you were slaves in the land of Egypt; therefore, I am commanding you to do all this.
"Therefore say to the house of Israel, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: It is not for your sake that I am about to act, O house of Israel, but for the sake of my holy reputation which you profaned among the nations where you went.
the oath that he swore to our ancestor Abraham. This oath grants