7915 confirmation
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The act of publicly affirming something or someone, usually with a view to declaring trustworthiness. God confirmed his covenants, oaths and promises to emphasise his intention to fulfil them and he confirms the gospel to demonstrate its truthfulness.

Confirmation of covenants

Deuteronomy 4:31 See also Genesis 17:1-22; Deuteronomy 8:18; 2 Kings 23:3; 1 Chronicles 16:17; Psalm 105:10; Daniel 9:26-27

Confirmation of oaths

Psalm 119:106 See also Genesis 26:1-5

Confirmation of promises

Romans 15:8 See also Deuteronomy 29:12-13; 2 Chronicles 1:9; Hebrews 6:17

Confirmation of the gospel

Mark 16:20 See also Acts 14:3; 1 Corinthians 1:4-6; Philippians 1:7; Hebrews 2:3

Confirmation of wisdom

Job 28:25-28

Confirmation of vows

See also

Numbers 30:1-16 A vow made by a woman could be either confirmed or nullified by her father or husband.

Confirmation of a witness's testimony

Deuteronomy 19:15 Evidence accepted in court required confirmation by more than one witness. See also 1 Kings 1:11-14; Mark 14:56-59 The proper judicial procedure was not followed at the trial of Jesus Christ; Romans 9:1-4 Paul here invokes the Holy Spirit as a witness; Hebrews 6:16

Confirmation of letters

Acts 15:27 This constituted verification of the authenticity of a letter which could easily have been forged or tampered with. See also Esther 9:29-32

Confirmation of office or position

1 Samuel 11:15

See also

1345  covenant
1448  signs
2422  gospel, confirmation
5391  letters
5429  oaths
5466  promises
5471  proof
5623  witnesses, legal
5741  vows
8634  amen
8751  false witness

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