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

Other Translations of 1 Chronicles 16:17

New International Version

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

English Standard Version

17 which he confirmed as a statute to Jacob, as an everlasting covenant to Israel,

The Message

17 He posted it in big block letters to Jacob, this eternal covenant with Israel:

New King James Version

17 And confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel for an everlasting covenant,

New Living Translation

17 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, and to the people of Israel as a never-ending covenant:

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 16:17

Commentary on 1 Chronicles 16:7-36

(Read 1 Chronicles 16:7-36)

Let God be glorified in our praises. Let others be edified and taught, that strangers to him may be led to adore him. Let us ourselves triumph and trust in God. Those that give glory to God's name are allowed to glory in it. Let the everlasting covenant be the great matter of our joy his people of old, be remembered by us with thankfulness to him. Show forth from day to day his salvation, his promised salvation by Christ. We have reason to celebrate that from day to day; for we daily receive the benefit, and it is a subject that can never be exhausted. In the midst of praises, we must not forget to pray for the servants of God in distress.