His Covenant Forever

His Covenant Forever

Hey, it’s time to play that game again. This is called “How well do you know the scriptures?” If a portion of the Bible were being quoted or perhaps it is posted somewhere in writing, could you identify it? Would you know where that scripture passage is found in the Bible?

So here are the rules. You read the scripture. You try to find it in your Bible without cheating. Cheating means using online searches, concordances, or some type of knowledge other than what is in your own brain. How well do you know the Bible? Can you find the following scripture?

The following quote is from the ESV. I like quoting from the KJV because it is the most familiar. However, there should not be any serious issues between translations. The only significant difference in the title is that the KJV renders it “His Covenant For Ever”. Big difference, I’m sure. So here it is:

Great are the works of the LORD,
studied by all who delight in them.
He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered;
the LORD is gracious and merciful.
He remembers his covenant forever.
He has shown his people the power of his works,
in giving them the inheritance of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all his precepts are trustworthy;
they are established forever and ever,
to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people;
he has commanded his covenant forever.

Notice the eternality of His covenant. Also notice that He remembers His covenant forever, and He commands His covenant forever. A part of that covenant is giving His people the inheritance of the nations. If you study the covenants, you need to know where this passage is located in the Bible. Also notice that the LORD causes His works to be remembered, but those that delight in His works study them. That’s God’s sovereignty and man’s free will existing side by side with no conflict. If no one can guess it, after a couple of days I will post it in the comments.

Have fun and stay busy – Luke 19:13

-The Orange Mailman

 

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5 Responses to His Covenant Forever

  1. Kathy Hall says:

    You left out verse 3. This is verse 2, and verses 4-9. Should I say where it’s found yet? How ironic – I read this (psalm) just this morning… 🙂

  2. Sure go ahead and let us all know.

    Yes I left out verse 3 and the first line of verse 5. I do that to throw people off a little bit and to try to avoid a trigger (something that might trigger someone to remember an obscure passage). I wanted to focus on the covenant forever and His works. The repetition of “His covenant forever” intrigued me.

  3. Kathy Hall says:

    Psalm 111…and I missed that you left out part of verse 5. 🙂 Our God is a faithful God, and always true to His word…and it is a delight to study Him and His works.

  4. The Overcomer has done it!

  5. cherifields says:

    I read this passage, in the ESV like you have, at the beginning of each of my podcasts. What I like about that translation even though I prefer the KJV is the clarity of the scientific thought in verse 2. One of my favorites. 🙂

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