'Promise' in the Bible
When the time drew near for him to die, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “If I have found favor in your eyes, put your hand under my thigh and promise me that you will deal with me in kindness and faithfulness. Do not bury me in Egypt.
God is not a man who lies,or a son of man who changes His mind.Does He speak and not act,or promise and not fulfill?
You are not going to take possession of their land because of your righteousness or your integrity. Instead, the Lord your God will drive out these nations before you because of their wickedness, in order to keep the promise He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
“I am now going the way of all the earth, and you know with all your heart and all your soul that none of the good promises the Lord your God made to you has failed. Everything was fulfilled for you; not one promise has failed.
Now, Lord God, fulfill the promise forever that You have made to Your servant and his house. Do as You have promised,
and so that the Lord will carry out His promise that He made to me: ‘If your sons are careful to walk faithfully before Me with their whole mind and heart, you will never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.’
“As for this temple you are building—if you walk in My statutes, observe My ordinances, and keep all My commands by walking in them, I will fulfill My promise to you, which I made to your father David.
He said:May the Lord God of Israel be praised!He spoke directly to my father David,and He has fulfilled the promise by His power.He said,
You have kept what You promisedto Your servant, my father David.You spoke directly to himand You fulfilled Your promise by Your poweras it is today.
Remember His covenant forever—the promise He ordained for a thousand generations,
Lord God, let Your promise to my father David now come true. For You have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth.
He said:May the Lord God of Israel be praised!He spoke directly to my father David,and He has fulfilled the promiseby His power.He said,
You have kept what You promisedto Your servant, my father David.You spoke directly to him,and You fulfilled Your promise by Your power,as it is today.
I also shook the folds of my robe and said, “May God likewise shake from his house and property everyone who doesn’t keep this promise. May he be shaken out and have nothing!”The whole assembly said, “Amen,” and they praised the Lord. Then the people did as they had promised.
You found his heart faithful in Your sight,and made a covenant with himto give the land of the Canaanites,Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites,Jebusites, and Girgashites—to give it to his descendants.You have kept Your promise,for You are righteous.
Has His faithful love ceased forever?Is His promise at an end for all generations?
He remembers His covenant forever,the promise He ordainedfor a thousand generations—
For He remembered His holy promiseto Abraham His servant.
They despised the pleasant landand did not believe His promise.
This is my comfort in my affliction:Your promise has given me life.
I have sought Your favor with all my heart;be gracious to me according to Your promise.
My eyes grow weary looking for Your salvationand for Your righteous promise.
Make my steps steady through Your promise;don’t let any sin dominate me.
I am awake through each watch of the nightto meditate on Your promise.
I rejoice over Your promiselike one who finds vast treasure.
Let my plea reach You;rescue me according to Your promise.
My tongue sings about Your promise,for all Your commands are righteous.
The Lord swore an oath to David,a promise He will not abandon:“I will set one of your descendantson your throne.
I will bow down toward Your holy templeand give thanks to Your namefor Your constant love and truth.You have exalted Your nameand Your promise above everything else.
For this is what the Lord says: “When 70 years for Babylon are complete, I will attend to you and will confirm My promise concerning you to restore you to this place.
“This is the promise I made to you when you came out of Egypt, and My Spirit is present among you; don’t be afraid.”
“What do you want?” He asked her.“Promise,” she said to Him, “that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right and the other on Your left, in Your kingdom.”
While He was together with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father’s promise.“This,” He said, “is what you heard from Me;
For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
“As the time was drawing near to fulfill the promise that God had made to Abraham, the people flourished and multiplied in Egypt
“From this man’s descendants, according to the promise, God brought the Savior, Jesus, to Israel.
And we ourselves proclaim to you the good news of the promise that was made to our ancestors.
And now I stand on trial for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers,
the promise our 12 tribes hope to attain as they earnestly serve Him night and day. King Agrippa, I am being accused by the Jews because of this hope.
For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would inherit the world was not through the law, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.
If those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made empty and the promise is canceled.
This is why the promise is by faith, so that it may be according to grace, to guarantee it to all the descendants—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of Abraham’s faith. He is the father of us all
He did not waver in unbelief at God’s promise but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,
That is, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but the children of the promise are considered to be the offspring.
For this is the statement of the promise: At this time I will come, and Sarah will have a son.
The purpose was that the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles by Christ Jesus, so that we could receive the promised Spirit through faith.
And I say this: The law, which came 430 years later, does not revoke a covenant that was previously ratified by God and cancel the promise.
For if the inheritance is from the law, it is no longer from the promise; but God granted it to Abraham through the promise.
Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise was made would come. The law was put into effect through angels by means of a mediator.
But the Scripture has imprisoned everything under sin’s power, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promise.
But the one by the slave was born according to the impulse of the flesh, while the one by the free woman was born as the result of a promise.
Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.
At that time you were without the Messiah, excluded from the citizenship of Israel, and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.
The Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and partners of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise,
the training of the body has a limited benefit,but godliness is beneficial in every way,since it holds promise for the present lifeand also for the life to come.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, for the promise of life in Christ Jesus:
Therefore, while the promise to enter His rest remains, let us fear that none of you should miss it.
For when God made a promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself:
And so, after waiting patiently, Abraham obtained the promise.
Because God wanted to show His unchangeable purpose even more clearly to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath,
For the law appoints as high priests men who are weak, but the promise of the oath, which came after the law, appoints a Son, who has been perfected forever.
Therefore, He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called might receive the promise of the eternal inheritance, because a death has taken place for redemption from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.
By faith he stayed as a foreigner in the land of promise, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, coheirs of the same promise.
They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption, since people are enslaved to whatever defeats them.
saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? Ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they have been since the beginning of creation.”
The Lord does not delay His promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance.
But based on His promise, we wait for the new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will dwell.
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