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7915 confirmation

7915 confirmation

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

Dt 4:31 See also Ge 17:1-22; Dt 8:18; 2Ki 23:3; 1Ch 16:17; Ps 105:10; Da 9:26-27

Confirmation of oaths

Ps 119:106 See also Ge 26:1-5

Confirmation of promises

Ro 15:8 See also Dt 29:12-13; 2Ch 1:9; Heb 6:17

Confirmation of the gospel

Mk 16:20 See also Ac 14:3; 1Co 1:4-6; Php 1:7; Heb 2:3

Confirmation of wisdom

Job 28:25-28

Confirmation of vows

See also Nu 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

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

Confirmation of letters

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

Confirmation of office or position

1Sa 11:15

See also

2422gospel, confirmation
5623witnesses, legal
8751false witness

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