Psalms 105:8

8 He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations,

Psalms 105:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.
ESV
8 He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,
NLT
8 He always stands by his covenant— the commitment he made to a thousand generations.
MSG
8 And he remembers, remembers his Covenant - for a thousand generations he's been as good as his word.
CSB
8 He forever remembers His covenant, the promise He ordained for a thousand generations-

Psalms 105:8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 105:8

He hath remembered his covenant for ever
Another argument of praise taken from the covenant of grace, in which he is our God, and of which he is ever mindful; he remembers his covenant ones, whom he perfectly knows, and never forgets them; he remembers his covenant promises to them, and allows them to put him in remembrance of them; he has respect unto his covenant, and the blessings of it, and bestows them on his people; gives them the sure mercies of David; and he remembers his love, which is the source and spring of all.

The word which he commanded to a thousand generations;
that which is properly a covenant with Christ our head on our account, is a word of promise to us; a promise of grace and glory; a free promise, absolute and unconditional: and this he has "commanded", or ordered, decreed, and determined that it shall stand good, and be punctually performed, "to a thousand generations"; that is, for ever; for all his promises are yea and amen in Christ.

Psalms 105:8 In-Context

6 you his servants, the descendants of Abraham, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
7 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
8 He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
9 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Genesis 9:15; Psalms 106:45; Psalms 111:5; Ezekiel 16:60; S Luke 1:72