The term given by Jeremiah to a new arrangement between God and human beings in which the law would be written in their hearts rather than on tablets of stone (Jer 31:31-33
). It is also an alternative translation of the Greek words that are normally translated “New Testament.” Christians see in Christ the beginning of the new covenant between God and human beings of which Jeremiah spoke (2Cor 3:6
; Heb 8:8
; Heb 8:13
; Heb 9:15
; Heb 12:24
). Jesus himself is said to have spoken of a new covenant in his words at the Last Supper (Luke 22:20
; 1Cor 11:25
A New Covenant
31The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.32It will not be lik ... View more
6who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
8God finds fault with them when he says:
“The days are surely coming, says the Lord,
when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel
and with the ... View more
13In speaking of “a new covenant,” he has made the first one obsolete. And what is obsolete and growing old will soon disappear.
15For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, because a death has occurred ... View more
24and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
20And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.
25In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me ... View more