Evidence recalling particular events or deeds. 1 The tablets containing the law given by God to Moses (Exod 31:18; Num 17:4). 2 The laws of God as a directive for one’s life (1Kgs 2:13; Ps 119:36; Ps 119:88). 3 The statutes and ordinances received from Moses (Deut 4:45; Rev 15:5, NRSV: “witness”). 4 The attestation of a contractual agreement (Ruth 4:7, NRSV: “manner of attesting”). 5 In the NT, God’s activity through Jesus in word and deed (John 3:32; John 5:32; Rev 1:2), the presentation of God’s revelation in Jesus Christ (Matt 10:18; Luke 21:13; Acts 22:18; 2Tim 1:8), and a symbolic rebuff directed toward those who reject the disciple’s witness (Mark 6:11).

Exod 31:18

The Two Tablets of the Covenant
18When God finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant, tablets of stone, written w ... View more

Num 17:4

4Place them in the tent of meeting before the covenant, where I meet with you.

1Kgs 2:13

Solomon Consolidates His Reign
13Then Adonijah son of Haggith came to Bathsheba, Solomon's mother. She asked, “Do you come peaceably?” He said, “Peaceably.”

Ps 119:36

36Turn my heart to your decrees,
and not to selfish gain.

Ps 119:88

88In your steadfast love spare my life,
so that I may keep the decrees of your mouth.

Deut 4:45

45These are the decrees and the statutes and ordinances that Moses spoke to the Israelites when they had come out of Egypt,

Rev 15:5

5After this I looked, and the temple of the tent of witness in heaven was opened,

Ruth 4:7

7Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning redeeming and exchanging: to confirm a transaction, the one took off a sandal and gave it to the o ... View more

John 3:32

32He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony.

John 5:32

32There is another who testifies on my behalf, and I know that his testimony to me is true.

Rev 1:2

2who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

Matt 10:18

18and you will be dragged before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them and the Gentiles.

Luke 21:13

13This will give you an opportunity to testify.

Acts 22:18

18and saw Jesus saying to me, ‘Hurry and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about me.’

2Tim 1:8

8Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God,

Mark 6:11

11If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.”

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