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Covenants

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

Designed for

Establishing friendship. — 1Sa 18:3.

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

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

Establishing peace. — Jos 9:15,16.

Promoting commerce. — 1Ki 5:6-11.

Selling land. — Ge 23:14-16.

Conditions of

Clearly specified. — 1Sa 11:1,2.

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

Witnessed. — Ge 23:17,18; Ru 4:9-11.

Written and sealed. — Ne 9:38; 10:1.

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

When confirmed, unalterable — Ga 3:15.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Jews

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

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

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

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

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

Illustrative

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

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

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

Of good resolutions. — Job 31:1.

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

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

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