'Promise' in the Bible
After the number of the days in which ye spied out the land, even forty days, each day for a year, ye shall bear your iniquities forty years, and ye shall know my reason for annulling my promise.
Therefore, now, LORD God of Israel, fulfill unto thy slave David, my father, what thou didst promise him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel, if thy sons keep their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me.
Then they said, We will return it and will require nothing of them; so we will do as thou sayest. Then I called the priests and caused them to sware that they should do according to this promise.
Also I shook my lap and said, Thus will God shake out each man from his house and from his labour, that does not perform this promise, even thus shall he be shaken out and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the LORD. And the people did according to this promise.
And thou didst give them bread from heaven in their hunger and didst bring forth water for them out of the rock in their thirst and didst promise them that they should go in to possess the land which thou hadst sworn to give them.
And, behold, I shall send the promise of my Father upon you, but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye are endued with power from on high.
and gathering them together, he commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, Which, he said, ye have heard of me.
Therefore being raised up by the right hand of God and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this which ye now see and hear.
For the promise is unto you and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,
Of this man's seed has God according to his promise raised up Jesus as Saviour unto Israel:
And we declare unto you the gospel of the promise which was made unto the fathers,
But do not believe them, for more than forty of them lie in wait to ambush him, who have vowed under a curse that they will neither eat nor drink until they have killed him, and now they are ready, looking for a promise from thee.
And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers;
unto which promise our twelve tribes, constantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, King Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.
For the promise that he should be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
For if those who are of the law are the heirs, faith is in vain, and the promise annulled,
Therefore by faith, that it might be by grace, to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to that which is of the law, but also to that which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,
he doubted not the promise of God, with unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,
That is, Those who are sons of the flesh, these are not the sons of God; but those who are sons of the promise are counted in the generation.
For the word of the promise is this, At this time I will come, and Sara shall have a son.
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
And this I say that regarding the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot cancel it, that it should make the promise of no effect.
For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
For what then serves the law? It was added because of rebellions until the seed should come to whom the promise was made, and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
But the scripture has concluded all under sin that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to the believers.
And if ye are Christ's, then ye are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise.
But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, but he of the freewoman was born through the promise.
So that we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
In whom ye also trusted, hearing the word of truth, the gospel of your saving health; in whom also after ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of the promise,
that at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world,
that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs and of the same body and partakers of his promise in the Christ by the gospel,
Honour thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise),
For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.
Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
Let us, therefore, fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
In which God, desiring to show more abundantly unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath,
And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, so that death intervening for the redemption of the rebellions that took place under the first testament, those who are called might receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
for patience is necessary, so that after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
By faith he sojourned in the promised land, as in a strange country, dwelling in booths with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise;
And these all, approved by testimony of faith, received not the promise,
and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the day in which the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
The Lord is not late concerning his promise, as some count lateness, but is patient with us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
This then is the promise which we have heard of him and declare unto you, That God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
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