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Luke 1:55

Context

1:55 as he promised 1  to our ancestors, 2  to Abraham and to his descendants 3  forever.”

Luke 1:72

Context

1:72 He has done this 4  to show mercy 5  to our ancestors, 6 

and to remember his holy covenant 7 

1 tn Grk “as he spoke.” Since this is a reference to the covenant to Abraham, ἐλάλησεν (elalhsen) can be translated in context “as he promised.” God keeps his word.

2 tn Grk “fathers.”

3 tn Grk “his seed” (an idiom for offspring or descendants).

4 tn The words “He has done this” (referring to the raising up of the horn of salvation from David’s house) are not in the Greek text, but are supplied to allow a new sentence to be started in the translation. The Greek sentence is lengthy and complex at this point, while contemporary English uses much shorter sentences.

5 sn Mercy refers to God’s loyal love (steadfast love) by which he completes his promises. See Luke 1:50.

6 tn Or “our forefathers”; Grk “our fathers.” This begins with the promise to Abraham (vv. 55, 73), and thus refers to many generations of ancestors.

7 sn The promises of God can be summarized as being found in the one promise (the oath that he swore) to Abraham (Gen 12:1-3).



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