but I will for their sake remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God. I am Yahweh.'"
Wasn't Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Judah, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they have rejected Yahweh's law, and have not kept his statutes, and their lies have led them astray, after which their fathers walked;
1 Kings 19:3-4
When he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough. Now, O Yahweh, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers."
It happened that after three days Paul called together those who were the leaders of the Jews. When they had come together, he said to them, "I, brothers, though I had done nothing against the people, or the customs of our fathers, still was delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans,
This was the lot for the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph. As for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan.
To Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born.
of whom are the fathers, and from whom is Christ as concerning the flesh, who is over all, God, blessed forever. Amen.
for he was yet in the body of his father when Melchizedek met him.
and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh to Jerusalem: Your birth and your birth is of the land of the Canaanite; the Amorite was your father, and your mother was a Hittite.
These three were the sons of Noah, and from these, the whole earth was populated.
Yahweh didn't make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.
Now I stand here to be judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers,
Don't move the ancient boundary stone, which your fathers have set up.
Concerning the Good News, they are enemies for your sake. But concerning the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sake.
then I will remember my covenant with Jacob; and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham; and I will remember the land.
'Surely none of the men who came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:
Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which Yahweh swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them and to their seed after them."
to love Yahweh your God, to obey his voice, and to cling to him; for he is your life, and the length of your days; that you may dwell in the land which Yahweh swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
that he may establish you this day to himself for a people, and that he may be to you a God, as he spoke to you, and as he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
He said to me, Son of man, I send you to the children of Israel, to a nation of rebels who have rebelled against me. They and their fathers have transgressed against me even to this very day.
and say, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we wouldn't have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.'
Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"
to show mercy towards our fathers, to remember his holy covenant,
Are you greater than our father, Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, as did his children, and his livestock?"
Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship."
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness. As it is written, 'He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.'"
Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
This is the bread which came down out of heaven -- not as our fathers ate the manna, and died. He who eats this bread will live forever."
Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a boy.