1 Chronicles 16:17
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He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:

King James Bible
And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

Darby Bible Translation
And he confirmed it unto Jacob for a statute, Unto Israel for an everlasting covenant,

World English Bible
He confirmed the same to Jacob for a statute, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

Young's Literal Translation
And He establisheth it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel -- a covenant age-during.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Remember his marvellous works - The whole of the psalm refers to God's wondrous actions among the nations in behalf of Israel.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for a law

Psalm 78:10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;

an everlasting

Genesis 17:7,8 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant...

Exodus 3:17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites...

Joshua 24:11-13 And you went over Jordan, and came to Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites...

2 Samuel 23:5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure...

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you...

Jeremiah 11:2 Hear you the words of this covenant, and speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep...

Man's Chief End
Q-I: WHAT IS THE CHIEF END OF MAN? A: Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever. Here are two ends of life specified. 1: The glorifying of God. 2: The enjoying of God. I. The glorifying of God, I Pet 4:4: That God in all things may be glorified.' The glory of God is a silver thread which must run through all our actions. I Cor 10:01. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.' Everything works to some end in things natural and artificial;
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Genesis 35:11
And God said to him, "I am God Almighty; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants.

Genesis 35:12
The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you."

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