'Promise' in the Bible
"Blessed be Yahweh, who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. There has not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by Moses his servant.
Now, Yahweh God, let your promise to David my father be established; for you have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
Then they said, "We will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do, even as you say." Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they would do according to this promise.
Also I shook out my lap, and said, "So may God shake out every man from his house, and from his labor, that doesn't perform this promise; even thus be he shaken out, and emptied." All the assembly said, "Amen," and praised Yahweh. The people did according to this promise.
Has his loving kindness vanished forever? Does his promise fail for generations?
Fulfill your promise to your servant, that you may be feared.
Plead my cause, and redeem me! Revive me according to your promise.
Behold, I send forth the promise of my Father on you. But wait in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high."
Being assembled together with them, he commanded them, "Don't depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me.
Being therefore exalted by the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this, which you now see and hear.
For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all who are far off, even as many as the Lord our God will call to himself."
"But as the time of the promise came close which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,
From this man's seed, God has brought salvation to Israel according to his promise,
We bring you good news of the promise made to the fathers,
Therefore don't yield to them, for more than forty men lie in wait for him, who have bound themselves under a curse neither to eat nor to drink until they have killed him. Now they are ready, looking for the promise from you."
Now I stand here to be judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers,
For the promise to Abraham and to his seed that he should be heir of the world wasn't through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of no effect.
For this cause it is of faith, that it may be according to grace, to the end that the promise may be sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.
Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn't waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God,
That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as a seed.
For this is a word of promise, "At the appointed time I will come, and Sarah will have a son."
that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Now I say this. A covenant confirmed beforehand by God in Christ, the law, which came four hundred thirty years after, does not annul, so as to make the promise of no effect.
For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by promise.
What then is the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom the promise has been made. It was ordained through angels by the hand of a mediator.
But the Scriptures imprisoned all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
If you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to promise.
However, the son by the handmaid was born according to the flesh, but the son by the free woman was born through promise.
Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are children of promise.
in whom you also, having heard the word of the truth, the Good News of your salvation -- in whom, having also believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
that you were at that time separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of his promise in Christ Jesus through the Good News,
"Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment with a promise:
For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value in all things, having the promise of the life which is now, and of that which is to come.
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, according to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus,
Let us fear therefore, lest perhaps anyone of you should seem to have come short of a promise of entering into his rest.
For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he swore by himself,
Thus, having patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
In this way God, being determined to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath;
For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, since a death has occurred for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant, that those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
For you need endurance so that, having done the will of God, you may receive the promise.
By faith, he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.
These all, having had testimony given to them through their faith, didn't receive the promise,
and saying, "Where is the promise of his coming? For, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."
The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but is patient with us, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
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