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Ezekiel 16:60

60 Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you.

Ezekiel 16:60 in Other Translations

KJV
60 Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.
ESV
60 yet I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish for you an everlasting covenant.
NLT
60 Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you when you were young, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you.
MSG
60 All the same, I'll remember the covenant I made with you when you were young and I'll make a new covenant with you that will last forever.
CSB
60 But I will remember the covenant I made with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you.

Ezekiel 16:60 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 16:60

Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days
of thy youth
The covenant made with them at Sinai, quickly after they came out of Egypt, when they were, both as a body politic and ecclesiastical, in their infant state; for, as Kimchi says, all the while they were in Egypt, and until they, came into the land of Canaan, were called the days of their youth; and to this covenant, which had the nature of a matrimonial contract, the, prophet refers when he speaks of the "love" of their "espousals", and the "kindness" of their "youth", ( Jeremiah 2:2 ) ; this covenant the Lord remembered, and made good his part, though they neglected theirs; and it was particularly remembered when Christ was made under this law, and became the fulfilling end of it to his people; yielding perfect obedience to it, and bearing the penalty of it in their room and stead; for here begins a declaration of the grace and mercy of God to the remnant, according to the election of grace, which were among this degenerate people, and whom the Lord had a special regard unto: and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant;
the covenant of grace, made with the Messiah and his spiritual seed; which is confirmed of God in Christ; ordered in all things and sure; whose promises are yea and amen in Christ; and the blessings of it, the sure mercies of David; a covenant that shall never be broken, made void, or removed; but will continue for ever. This is the new covenant, or the covenant of grace, as exhibited and administered under the New Testament; see ( Hebrews 8:8-13 ) .

Ezekiel 16:60 In-Context

58 You will bear the consequences of your lewdness and your detestable practices, declares the LORD.
59 “ ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will deal with you as you deserve, because you have despised my oath by breaking the covenant.
60 Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you.
61 Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your sisters, both those who are older than you and those who are younger. I will give them to you as daughters, but not on the basis of my covenant with you.
62 So I will establish my covenant with you, and you will know that I am the LORD.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Genesis 6:18; S Genesis 9:15
  • 2. S Psalms 25:7; S Jeremiah 2:2
  • 3. S Genesis 9:16; Jeremiah 32:40; Ezekiel 37:26
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