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Luke 1:72 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— To show mercy towards, our fathers, And to remember his holy covenant;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— To perform the mercy [promised] to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— To show mercy toward our fathers, And to remember His holy covenant,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— To perform the mercy [promised] to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— to fulfil mercy with our fathers and remember his holy covenant,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— To perform mercy with our fathers, and to be mindful of his holy covenant,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— To do kindness with our fathers, And to be mindful of His holy covenant,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— To perform mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy testament.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— To performe the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy Couenant,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— To perform his grace with our fathers, And to remember his holy covenant;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And he hath exercised his mercy to our fathers, and hath remembered his holy covenants,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
To perform 4160
{4160} Prime
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
the mercy 1656
{1656} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; compassion (human or divine, especially active).
[promised] to 3326
{3326} Prime
A primary preposition (often used adverbially); properly denoting accompaniment; 'amid' (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive case association, or accusative case succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722, and less close than G4862).
our 2257
{2257} Prime
Genitive plural of G1473; of (or from) us.
fathers, 3962
{3962} Prime
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
to remember 3415
{3415} Prime
Middle voice of a derivative of G3306 or perhaps of the base of G3145 (through the idea of fixture in the mind or of mental grasp); to bear in mind, that is, recollect; by implication to reward or punish.
<5683> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 159
his y846
[0846] Standard
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
(0848) Complement
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
holy 40
{0040} Prime
From ἅγος [[hagos]] (an awful thing) compare G0053, [H2282]; sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated).
covenant; 1242
{1242} Prime
From G1303; properly a disposition, that is, (specifically) a contract (especially a devisory will).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Luke 1:68-79.

Luke 1:72

_ _ the mercy promised ... his holy covenant ...

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 1:67-80.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Luke 1:72

To perform the mercy [promised] to our fathers, and (k) to remember his holy covenant;

(k) Declare indeed that he was mindful.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Luke 1:54-55 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of [his] mercy; ... As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Genesis 22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Genesis 26:4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
Genesis 28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Psalms 98:3 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Acts 3:25-26 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. ... Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.
Romans 11:28 As concerning the gospel, [they are] enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, [they are] beloved for the fathers' sakes.
Hebrews 6:13-18 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, ... That by two immutable things, in which [it was] impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:


Genesis 17:4-9 As for me, behold, my covenant [is] with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. ... And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
Leviticus 26:42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.
Psalms 105:8-10 He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word [which] he commanded to a thousand generations. ... And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, [and] to Israel [for] an everlasting covenant:
Psalms 106:45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
Psalms 111:5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.
Ezekiel 16:8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time [was] the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.
Ezekiel 16:60 Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.
Galatians 3:15-17 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though [it be] but a man's covenant, yet [if it be] confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto. ... And this I say, [that] the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
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Gn 12:3; 17:4; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14. Lv 26:42. Ps 98:3; 105:8; 106:45; 111:5. Ezk 16:8, 60. Lk 1:54. Ac 3:25. Ro 11:28. Ga 3:15. He 6:13.

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