New Living Translation
For he made this promise to our ancestors, to Abraham and his children forever."
King James Bible
As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
(as he spoke to our fathers,) to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
World English Bible
As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his seed forever."
Young's Literal Translation
As He spake unto our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed -- to the age.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:55 To his seed - His spiritual seed: all true believers.
LibraryElijah Come Again
'There was, in the days of Herod the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. 6. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 7. And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren; and they both were now well stricken in years. 8. And it came to pass, that, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
The Dayspring from on High
Fourteenth Day. The Holy one of God.
"I will confirm my covenant with you and your descendants after you, from generation to generation. This is the everlasting covenant: I will always be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
But God replied, "No--Sarah, your wife, will give birth to a son for you. You will name him Isaac, and I will confirm my covenant with him and his descendants as an everlasting covenant.
The LORD swore an oath to David with a promise he will never take back: "I will place one of your descendants on your throne.
He has helped his servant Israel and remembered to be merciful.
Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months and then went back to her own home.
God gave the promises to Abraham and his child. And notice that the Scripture doesn't say "to his children," as if it meant many descendants. Rather, it says "to his child"--and that, of course, means Christ.
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