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Exodus 6:8

I will bring you to the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and I will give it to you for a possession; I am the Lord .'"
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Covenant;   Moses;   Scofield Reference Index - Separation;   Thompson Chain Reference - Canaan, Land of;   Land;   Promised Land;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Jews, the;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Church;   Covenant;   Ethics;   Exodus;   Exodus, book of;   Law;   Leviticus;   Moses;   Numbers, book of;   Promise;   Quotations;   Yahweh;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Family Life and Relations;   Genesis, Theology of;   God;   God, Names of;   Kinsman-Redeemer;   Praise;   Proverbs, Theology of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Exodus;   Exodus, Book of;   Heritage;   Lift;   Promise;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Moses;   Oaths;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - God;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Heritage;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Moses;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Exodus, the Book of;   Gesture;   God, Names of;   Law in the Old Testament;   Leviticus;   Oath;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Deuteronomy;   Exodus, Book of;   Hope;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Which I did swear - ידי את נשאתי nasathi eth yadi, I have lifted up my hand. The usual mode of making an appeal to God, and hence considered to be a form of swearing. It is thus that Isaiah 62:8; is to be understood: The Lord hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Exodus 6:8". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/exodus-6.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And I will bring you in unto the land,.... The land of Canaan:

concerning the which I did swear; or lift up my handF1נשאתי את ידי "levavi manum meam", Pagninus, Montanus, Munster. , which was a gesture used in swearing, Genesis 14:22.

to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; see Exodus 6:4,

and I will give it you for an heritage; to be possessed as an inheritance by them, so long as they were obedient to his will, or until the Messiah came:

I am the Lord; whose counsels of old are faithfulness and truth; whose promises are yea and amen; whose gifts and calling are without repentance; and who is able also to perform whatever he has said he will do.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Exodus 6:8". "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 15:18; Gen_26:3.

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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Exodus 6:8". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/exodus-6.html. 1828.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.

I am the Lord — And therefore have power to dispose of lands and kingdoms as I please.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Exodus 6:8". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/exodus-6.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Exodus 6:8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I [am] the LORD.

Ver. 8. And I will bring you.]. {See Trapp on "Exodus 5:4"}

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Exodus 6:8". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/exodus-6.html. 1865-1868.

Sermon Bible Commentary

Exodus 6:8

Consider the meaning of our duty to God; the great truth that we have such a duty; and how it comes about that we have it.

I. Duty is something which is due from one to another; something which ought to be given, or ought to be done; not a thing which is given or done under compulsion, under the influence of fear, extorted by force, not even a free gift or offering; quite different from this; if a thing is a duty, it must be done because it is right to do it and wrong to omit it.

II. The words of the text are, as it were, the sign manual whereby Almighty God, in His dealings with His ancient people the children of Israel, claimed from them the performance of that duty which they owed to Him. The words which gave validity to an Israelitish law merely rehearsed the fact that He who gave the law was Jehovah; and nothing more was added, because nothing more remained to be said.

III. Notice the principles upon which our duty to God depends. (1) There is a relationship, a close vital connection between God and man, which does not exist between God and any other of His creatures; man is in a very high sense "the Son of God," so that it is inconceivable that the true aims and purposes of God and man can be distinct. Man being made in God's image, ought to do God's will. (2) Our duty to God depends also on the ground of election. God deals with us now as with His Church in former days; it is still a Church of election. We, to whom God sends His commands, are still rightly described as redeemed out of the house of our bondage; and if the redemption of Israel out of Egypt be nothing better than the faintest type and shadow of the redemption of mankind out of the power of the devil, how much greater is the appeal which is made to us on the ground of that deliverance which Jesus Christ has wrought out.

Bishop Harvey Goodwin, Parish Sermons, 4th series, p. 1.


References: Exodus 6:8.—M. G. Pearse, Thoughts on Holiness, p. 231. Exodus 6:9.—W. Arnot, Roots and Fruits of the Christian Life, p. 327; Parker, vol. ii., p. 310; R. D. B. Rawnsley, Sermons for the Christian Year, p. 494. Exodus 6:27.—Parker, vol. ii., p. 311. Exodus 7:1-14.—Preacher's Monthly, vol. ii., pp. 67, 69.



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Nicoll, William R. "Commentary on Exodus 6:8". "Sermon Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sbc/exodus-6.html.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

And therefore, have authority and power to dispose of lands and kingdoms as I please; and faithful to give you what I have promised.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Exodus 6:8". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/exodus-6.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Hand; swearing. (Chap. xiv. 22; 2 Esdras. ix. 15.)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Exodus 6:8". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/exodus-6.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

swear. Hebrew "I lifted up mine hand". Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct). App-6. Act put for the thing accompanying it: rightly rendered "swear". The Figure of speech Anthropopatheia is also involved in it.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Exodus 6:8". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/exodus-6.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(8) I will give it you for an heritage: I am the Lord.—Heb., I will give it to you for an heritage, I Jehovah. The whole is one sentence, and implies that, as being Immutable and Eternal, He would assuredly give it them.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Exodus 6:8". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/exodus-6.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.
swear
Heb. lift up my hand. The ancient mode of appealing to God was by lifting up the right hand, and was considered as a form of swearing. Hence yamin, in Hebrew the right hand, is in Arabic an oath, and as a verb, to take an oath. A similar custom prevailed among the heathens. See Virg. Æn. 1. xii. v. 196.
Genesis 14:22; Deuteronomy 32:40; Ezekiel 20:5,6,15,23,28,42; 36:7; 47:14
to give
32:13; Genesis 15:18; 22:16,17; 26:3; 28:13; 35:12
I am
2; Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29
Reciprocal: Exodus 6:6 - I am the Lord;  Exodus 6:29 - I am the;  Exodus 13:5 - sware;  Leviticus 20:24 - But I;  Numbers 10:29 - for the Lord;  Deuteronomy 7:1 - the Lord;  1 Kings 8:34 - which thou gavest;  2 Chronicles 6:25 - which thou;  Psalm 68:4 - his name;  Psalm 106:26 - lifted;  Acts 7:5 - yet;  Revelation 10:5 - lifted

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Exodus 6:8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/exodus-6.html.