5329 guarantee
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A pledge given that a promise will be fulfilled; a deposit or down payment making fulfilment obligatory. All God's promises are guaranteed in and through Jesus Christ.

Laws relating to guarantees

Promises must be kept

Numbers 30:2 See also Psalm 15:4-5

The poor must not be oppressed

Exodus 22:26-27 See also Deuteronomy 24:6,10-12,17

Special laws relating to women

Numbers 30:3-16

Guarantees could be written or spoken

Numbers 30:2; Ezra 10:19

Examples of guarantees

Judah's pledge to bring Benjamin back

Genesis 43:8-9 See also Genesis 44:32

The people's pledge to keep the law

2 Kings 23:3; 2 Chronicles 34:32

Other examples of guarantees

Job 17:3 Job's need of a pledge; Job 22:6 Eliphaz' accusation against Job; Job 24:3 Job's complaint against the wicked; Esther 8:8 the king's seal; Ezekiel 17:18 Zedekiah's broken pledge; Amos 2:8 the priests taking pledges; Micah 7:20 God's pledge to his people; 1 Peter 3:21 Baptism understood as a pledge

God's promises are guaranteed in Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, the guarantee of salvation for believers

Hebrews 7:22 See also 2 Corinthians 1:18-20

The Holy Spirit, the guarantee of believers' inheritance

2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Ephesians 1:13-14 See also 2 Corinthians 5:5

Salvation guaranteed to all who believe

Romans 4:16 See also Revelation 7:2-3; Revelation 9:4; Revelation 14:1

The oath of God is unbreakable

Numbers 23:19 See also Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:17-20

See also

1345  covenant
1450  signs, kinds of
2306  Christ, high priest
3120  Holy Spirit, descriptions
3287  Holy Spirit, sealing of
5429  oaths
5444  pledges
5466  promises
5518  seal
5703  inheritance
5741  vows
5942  security

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