Exodus 6:8

8 I will bring you into the land that I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; I will give it to you for a possession. 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 Say therefore to the Israelites, "I am the Lord, and I will free you from the burdens of the Egyptians and deliver you from slavery to them. I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.
7 I will take you as my people, and I will be your God. You shall know that I am the Lord your God, who has freed you from the burdens of the Egyptians.
8 I will bring you into the land that I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; I will give it to you for a possession. I am the Lord.' "
9 Moses told this to the Israelites; but they would not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and their cruel slavery.
10 Then the Lord spoke to Moses,