For their sake I will remember the covenant with their fathers, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations to be their God; I am Yahweh.”
Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?
The Lord says:I will not relent from punishing Judah
for three crimes, even four,
because they have rejected the instruction of the Lord
and have not kept His statutes.
The lies that their ancestors followed
have led them astray.
1 Kings 19:3-4
Then Elijah became afraid and immediately ran for his life. When he came to Beer-sheba that belonged to Judah, he left his servant there, but he went on a day’s journey into the wilderness. He sat down under a broom tree and prayed that he might die. He said, “I have had enough! Lord, take my life, for I’m no better than my fathers.”
After three days he called together the leaders of the Jews. When they had gathered he said to them: “Brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our ancestors, I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
This was the allotment for the tribe of Manasseh as Joseph’s firstborn. Gilead and Bashan came to Machir, the firstborn of Manasseh and the father of Gilead, who was a man of war.
And Shem, Japheth’s older brother, also had sons. Shem was the father of all the sons of Eber.
The ancestors are theirs, and from them, by physical descent, came the Messiah, who is God over all, praised forever. Amen.
for he was still within his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.
You are to say: This is what the Lord God says to Jerusalem: Your origin and your birth were in the land of the Canaanites. Your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.
These three were Noah’s sons, and from them the whole earth was populated.
He did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with all of us who are alive here today.
And now I stand on trial for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers,
Don’t move an ancient boundary marker
that your fathers set up.
Regarding the gospel, they are enemies for your advantage, but regarding election, they are loved because of the patriarchs,
then I will remember My covenant with Jacob. I will also remember My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.
‘Because they did not follow Me completely, none of the men 20 years old or more who came up from Egypt will see the land I swore to give Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—
See, I have set the land before you. Enter and take possession of the land the Lord swore to give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their future descendants.’
love the Lord your God, obey Him, and remain faithful to Him. For He is your life, and He will prolong your life in the land the Lord swore to give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
and so that He may establish you today as His people and He may be your God as He promised you and as He swore to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
He said to me: “Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to the rebellious pagans who have rebelled against Me. The Israelites and their ancestors have transgressed against Me to this day.
and you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we wouldn’t have taken part with them in shedding the prophets’ blood.’
The coming kingdom
of our father David is blessed!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!
He has dealt mercifully with our fathers
and remembered His holy covenant—
You aren’t greater than our father Jacob, are You? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and livestock.”
Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, yet you Jews say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem.”
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”
Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
This is the bread that came down from heaven; it is not like the manna your fathers ate—and they died. The one who eats this bread will live forever.”
“Consider this: Moses has given you circumcision—not that it comes from Moses but from the fathers—and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath.