New Living Translation
I will make a covenant with you, by which I will guarantee to give you countless descendants."
King James Bible
And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
Darby Bible Translation
And I will set my covenant between me and thee, and will very greatly multiply thee.
World English Bible
I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."
Young's Literal Translation
and I give My covenant between Me and thee, and multiply thee very exceedingly.'
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LibraryCovenanting Sanctioned by the Divine Example.
God's procedure when imitable forms a peculiar argument for duty. That is made known for many reasons; among which must stand this,--that it may be observed and followed as an example. That, being perfect, is a safe and necessary pattern to follow. The law of God proclaims what he wills men as well as angels to do. The purposes of God show what he has resolved to have accomplished. The constitutions of his moral subjects intimate that he has provided that his will shall be voluntarily accomplished …
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting
The Power of God
Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
Confessing Christ an Indispensable Duty.
They are the people of Israel, chosen to be God's adopted children. God revealed his glory to them. He made covenants with them and gave them his law. He gave them the privilege of worshiping him and receiving his wonderful promises.
And I will give you so many descendants that, like the dust of the earth, they cannot be counted!
Then the LORD took Abram outside and said to him, "Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That's how many descendants you will have!"
So the LORD made a covenant with Abram that day and said, "I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt to the great Euphrates River--
May God Almighty bless you and give you many children. And may your descendants multiply and become many nations!
2 Kings 13:23
But the LORD was gracious and merciful to the people of Israel, and they were not totally destroyed. He pitied them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And to this day he still has not completely destroyed them or banished them from his presence.
1 Chronicles 16:16
This is the covenant he made with Abraham and the oath he swore to Isaac.
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