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Exodus 6:4

I also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they sojourned.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Covenant;   God;   Moses;   Scofield Reference Index - Separation;   Thompson Chain Reference - Canaan, Land of;   Covenant;   Covenants and Vows;   Life;   Pilgrimage;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Covenant, the;   Holy Land;   Jews, the;   Pilgrims and Strangers;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Canaan;   Moses;   Numbers, book of;   Yahweh;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Citizenship;   Foreigner;   Forgiveness;   God;   God, Names of;   Kinsman-Redeemer;   Praise;   Proverbs, Theology of;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Resurrection;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Exodus;   Exodus, Book of;   Pilgrimage;   Promise;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Moses;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Canaan (2);   Covenant;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ca'naan, the Land of;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Moses;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Exodus, the Book of;   God;   God, Names of;   Law in the Old Testament;   Pilgrim;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Covenant;   New Testament;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

I have also established my covenant - I have now fully purposed to give present effect to all my engagements with your fathers, in behalf of their posterity.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Exodus 6:4". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/exodus-6.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And I have also established my covenant with them,.... With Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and with their posterity, so that it is sure and firm, and shall never be made null and void:

to give them the land of Canaan; or to their children, which were as themselves:

the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers; not being in actual possession of any part of it, but lived as pilgrims and strangers in it, as their posterity now did in another land not theirs; see Hebrews 11:9.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Exodus 6:4". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/exodus-6.html. 1999.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

Genesis 17:8; Gen_38:4; 2 Samuel 23:5.

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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Exodus 6:4". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/exodus-6.html. 1828.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Exodus 6:4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.

Ver. 4. To give them the land of Canaan.] And a better thing with it, the kingdom of heaven. [Hebrews 11:10; Hebrews 11:16]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Exodus 6:4". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/exodus-6.html. 1865-1868.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

I have. Note the three repetitions in verses: Exodus 6:4, Exodus 6:5. See App-10.

them = individually (see on Genesis 50:24). This is why this revelation of Jehovah as "the God of the living" ensures their resurrection. See Exodus 3:6, and compare Deuteronomy 11:2.

pilgrimage. They "sojourned "in Canaan, and they "dwelt" in Egypt.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Exodus 6:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/exodus-6.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(4) My covenant.—See Genesis 15:18-21; Genesis 17:7-8; Genesis 26:3-4; Genesis 35:12. &c.

The land of Canaan.—Canaan proper was the tract between Sidon and Gaza (Genesis 10:19), which is now counted as “Palestine “; but the region promised to Abraham, and included in a larger sense of the word “Canaan,” was very much more extensive, reaching as it did from the Nile to the Euphrates (Genesis 15:18). This vast territory was actually possessed by Israel under David and Solomon (1 Kings 4:21-24).

The land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.—Heb., The land of their sojournings, wherein they sojourned. (Comp. Genesis 17:8; Genesis 23:4; Genesis 28:4.) Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were occupants of Canaan merely by sufferance: they were allowed to dwell in it because it was not half peopled; but the ownership was recognised as belonging to the Canaanite nations, Hittites and others (Genesis 20:15; Genesis 23:3-20, &c).

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Exodus 6:4". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/exodus-6.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
established
Genesis 6:18; 15:18; 17:7,8,13; 28:4; 2 Samuel 23:5; Isaiah 55:3
the land of their
Genesis 15:13; 17:8; 23:4; 26:3; Psalms 105:12; Acts 7:5
Reciprocal: Genesis 47:9 - have not;  Leviticus 26:9 - establish

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Exodus 6:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/exodus-6.html.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

4.And I have also established my covenant. The hope of the deliverance which He had formerly promised, and which the Patriarchs had expected, He confirms by alluding to the covenant, as I have just above said; and the particle גם, gam, which is twice repeated, is, in the first case, causal, in the second, illative, as much as to say, “Since I covenanted with your fathers, therefore I have now determined to bring you into the land of Canaan;” unless it be preferred to resolve it thus, “I, the same who established the covenant with your fathers, now also have heard your groaning.” Moreover, because the covenant is founded on free grace, God commands the redemption to be expected as much from His good pleasure as from His steadfastness. But He again commends the faith of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, because they patiently consented to be strangers and pilgrims in the land of Canaan, which by the covenant of God was their own lawful inheritance. For it was a proof of their exemplary virtue, to be wanderers all their lives, and not to have a single corner to put their foot upon, unless what was granted them by sufferance for the erection of their tents, being at the mercy of their neighbors; as natives are always apt to despise strangers. And by this comparison the slowness of heart and ingratitude of their posterity is the more condemned, if they refuse to take possession of this land, which was so earnestly desired by their holy fathers, and at the sight of which alone they counted themselves blessed, although they were only sojourners there.

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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Exodus 6:4". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/exodus-6.html. 1840-57.