Exodus 2:24

Hebrew Bible

22 When she bore a son, Moses named him Gershom, for he said, “I have become a resident foreigner in a foreign land.” 23 During that long period of time the king of Egypt died, and the Israelites groaned because of the slave labor. They cried out, and their desperate cry because of their slave labor went up to God. 24 God heard their groaning; God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 God saw the Israelites, and God understood.

Leviticus 26:42

Hebrew Bible

40 However, when they confess their iniquity and their ancestors’ iniquities which they committed by trespassing against me, by which they also walked in hostility against me 41 (and I myself will walk in hostility against them and bring them into the land of their enemies), and then their uncircumcised hearts become humbled and they make up for their iniquities, 42 I will remember my covenant with Jacob and also my covenant with Isaac and also my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land. 43 The land will be abandoned by them in order that it may make up for its Sabbaths while it is made desolate without them, and they will make up for their iniquity because they have rejected my regulations and have abhorred my statutes. 44 In spite of this, however, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them and abhor them to make a complete end of them, to break my covenant with them, for I am the Lord their God.

 Notes and References

"... The construction may be rendered as 'I will look at it that I may remember the everlasting covenant ...' According to traditional source analysis (Wellhausen, Noth, Westermann, et al) this passage is attributed to the priestly source. Similarly, the first occurrencee of God's 'remembering' in Genesis is likewise found in what is normally attributed to P (i.e. 8:1). This latter text contains no actual sensory reference and is simply noted. In the Pentateuch the use of the verb זכָּר ('to remember') with the deity as subject only occurs twelve times and is not limited to any one source (compare Genesis 9:15, 16; 8:1, 19; Exodus 2:24, 6:5; Leviticus 26:42-45; Exodus 32:13; Deuteronomy 9:27; Numbers 5:15) ..."

Humphrey, Francis Sensory Language and the Divine-Human Relationship in the Tenak (pp. 71-72) McGill University Montreal, 1994

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