'Promise' in the Bible
Jehovah thou hast caused to promise to-day to become thy God, and to walk in His ways, and to keep His statutes, and His commands, and His judgments, and to hearken to His voice.
'And Jehovah hath caused thee to promise to-day to become His people, a peculiar treasure, as He hath spoken to thee, and to keep all His commands;
And, lo, I do send the promise of my Father upon you, but ye -- abide ye in the city of Jerusalem till ye be clothed with power from on high.'
And being assembled together with them, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, 'Ye did hear of me;
at the right hand then of God having been exalted -- also the promise of the Holy Spirit having received from the Father -- he was shedding forth this, which now ye see and hear;
for to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all those afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call.'
and He gave him no inheritance in it, not even a footstep, and did promise to give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him -- he having no child.
'And according as the time of the promise was drawing nigh, which God did swear to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,
Of this one's seed God, according to promise, did raise to Israel a Saviour -- Jesus,
And we to you do proclaim good news -- that the promise made unto the fathers,
thou, therefore, mayest thou not yield to them, for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, who did anathematize themselves -- not to eat nor to drink till they kill him, and now they are ready, waiting for the promise from thee.'
and now for the hope of the promise made to the fathers by God, I have stood judged,
For not through law is the promise to Abraham, or to his seed, of his being heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith;
for if they who are of law are heirs, the faith hath been made void, and the promise hath been made useless;
Because of this it is of faith, that it may be according to grace, for the promise being sure to all the seed, not to that which is of the law only, but also to that which is of the faith of Abraham,
and at the promise of God did not stagger in unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, having given glory to God,
that is, the children of the flesh -- these are not children of God; but the children of the promise are reckoned for seed;
for the word of promise is this; 'According to this time I will come, and there shall be to Sarah a son.'
that to the nations the blessing of Abraham may come in Christ Jesus, that the promise of the Spirit we may receive through the faith.
and this I say, A covenant confirmed before by God to Christ, the law, that came four hundred and thirty years after, doth not set aside, to make void the promise,
for if by law be the inheritance, it is no more by promise, but to Abraham through promise did God grant it.
Why, then, the law? on account of the transgressions it was added, till the seed might come to which the promise hath been made, having been set in order through messengers in the hand of a mediator --
but the Writing did shut up the whole under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ may be given to those believing.
and if ye are of Christ then of Abraham ye are seed, and according to promise -- heirs.
but he who is of the maid-servant, according to flesh hath been, and he who is of the free-woman, through the promise;
And we, brethren, as Isaac, are children of promise,
in whom ye also, having heard the word of the truth -- the good news of your salvation -- in whom also having believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of the promise,
that ye were at that time apart from Christ, having been alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope, and without God, in the world;
that the nations be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in the Christ, through the good news,
which is the first command with a promise, 'That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live a long time upon the land.'
for the bodily exercise is unto little profit, and the piety is to all things profitable, a promise having of the life that now is, and of that which is coming;
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, through the will of God, according to a promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,
upon hope of life age-during, which God, who doth not lie, did promise before times of ages,
We may fear, then, lest a promise being left of entering into His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short,
For to Abraham God, having made promise, seeing He was able to swear by no greater, did swear by Himself,
and so, having patiently endured, he did obtain the promise;
in which God, more abundantly willing to shew to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, did interpose by an oath,
And because of this, of a new covenant he is mediator, that, death having come, for redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, those called may receive the promise of the age-during inheritance,
may we hold fast the unwavering profession of the hope, (for faithful is He who did promise),
for of patience ye have need, that the will of God having done, ye may receive the promise,
by faith he did sojourn in the land of the promise as a strange country, in tabernacles having dwelt with Isaac and Jacob, fellow-heirs of the same promise,
By faith also Sarah herself did receive power to conceive seed, and she bare after the time of life, seeing she did judge Him faithful who did promise;
and these all, having been testified to through the faith, did not receive the promise,
Happy the man who doth endure temptation, because, becoming approved, he shall receive the crown of the life, which the Lord did promise to those loving Him.
and saying, 'Where is the promise of his presence? for since the fathers did fall asleep, all things so remain from the beginning of the creation;'
the Lord is not slow in regard to the promise, as certain count slowness, but is long-suffering to us, not counselling any to be lost but all to pass on to reformation,
and for new heavens and a new earth according to His promise we do wait, in which righteousness doth dwell;
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