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Covenants


1. Agreements between two parties. Ge 26:28; Da 11:6.

2. Designed for

a. Establishing friendship. 1Sa 18:3.

b. Procuring assistance in war. 1Ki 15:18,19.

c. Mutual protection. Ge 26:28,29; 31:50-52.

d. Establishing peace. Jos 9:15,16.

e. Promoting commerce. 1Ki 5:6-11.

f. Selling land. Ge 23:14-16.

3. Conditions of

a. Clearly specified. 1Sa 11:1,2.

b. Conformed by oath. Ge 21:23,31; 26:31.

c. Witnessed. Ge 23:17,18; Ru 4:9-11.

d. Written and sealed. Ne 9:38; 10:1.

4. God often called to witness. Ge 31:50,53.

5. When confirmed, unalterable. Ga 3:15.

6. Made by passing between the pieces of the divided sacrifices. Ge 15:9-17; Jer 34:18,19.

7. Salt a sign of perpetuity in. Nu 18:19; 2Ch 13:5.

8. Ratified by joining hands. Pr 11:21; Eze 17:18.

9. Followed by a feast. Ge 26:30; 31:54.

10. Presents given as tokens. Ge 21:27-30; 1Sa 18:3,4.

11. Pillars raised in token of. Ge 31:45,46.

12. Names given to places where made. Ge 21:31; 31:47-49.

13. The Jews

a. Forbidden to make, with the nations of Canaan. Ex 23:32; De 7:2.

b. Frequently made with other nations. 1Ki 5:12; 2Ki 17:4.

c. Condemned for making, with idolatrous nations. Isa 30:2-5; Ho 12:1.

d. Regarded, as sacred. Jos 9:16-19; Ps 15:4.

14. Violated by the wicked. Ro 1:31; 2Ti 3:3.

15. Illustrative

a. Of the contract of marriage. Mal 2:14.

b. Of God’s promises to man. Ge 9:9-11; Eph 2:12.

c. Of the united determination of a people to serve God. 2Ki 11:17; 2Ch 15:12; Ne 10:29.

d. Of good resolutions. Job 31:1.

e. (With death and hell,) of carnal security. Isa 28:15,18.

f. (With stones and beasts, of the earth,) of peace and prosperity. Job 5:23; Ho 2:18.