Exodus 6:8

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

Exodus 6:8 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 6:8

And I will bring you in unto the land
The land of Canaan: concerning the which I did swear;
or lift up my hand F1, 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.


FOOTNOTES:

F1 (ydy ta ytavn) "levavi manum meam", Pagninus, Montanus, Munster.

Exodus 6:8 In-Context

6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
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.
9 And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. swear: Heb. lift up my hand