And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal to it.
It may be asked, Are Christians of the present day expected to enter into such covenants? To this we reply both yes and no. Yes, if regard be had to true heart-consecration to the Lord. No, if it be a mere matter of form, a source of bondage or a minister to spiritual pride. If we mistake not, some of the Churches of New England have a form of covenant which each new adherent is required to sign, and we know that the esteemed President Edwards advocated the making of written covenants between individual Christians and the Almighty. In reference to this each must exercise his own judgment as before God.
(W. P. Lockhart.).
Parallel VersesKJV: And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it.