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Definition of Covenant

Covenant

  1. A mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties, or one of the stipulations in such an agreement.
  2. An agreement made by the Scottish Parliament in 1638, and by the English Parliament in 1643, to preserve the reformed religion in Scotland, and to extirpate popery and prelacy; -- usually called the "Solemn League and Covenant."
  3. The promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience, repentance, faith, etc.
  4. A solemn compact between members of a church to maintain its faith, discipline, etc.
  5. An undertaking, on sufficient consideration, in writing and under seal, to do or to refrain from some act or thing; a contract; a stipulation; also, the document or writing containing the terms of agreement.
  6. A form of action for the violation of a promise or contract under seal.
  7. To agree (with); to enter into a formal agreement; to bind one's self by contract; to make a stipulation.
  8. To grant or promise by covenant.

Covenant Quotations

One may preach a covenant of grace more clearly than another... But when they preach a covenant of works for salvation, that is not truth.
Anne Hutchinson

Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female; and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners.
Rowan Williams

A covenant made with God should be regarded not as restrictive but as protective.
Russell M. Nelson

Most Christians are still living with an Old Testament view of their heart. Jeremiah 17:9 says, 'My heart is deceitfully wicked.' No, it's not. Not after the work of Christ, because the promise of the new covenant is a new heart.
John Eldredge

The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell.
William Lloyd Garrison
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Covenant Translations

covenant in German is Vertrags
covenant in Latin is pactum, paciscor, foedus, paciscor
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