I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be fora token of a covenant between me and the earth.Bible (Old Testament): Genesis 9:13.
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give untothee, and tothy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God Every man child among you shall be circumcised.Bible (Old Testament): Genesis17:7-10.
All flesh waxeth old as a garment: for the covenant from the beginning is,Thou shalt die the death.Bible (Apocrypha): Ecclesiasticus14:17.
Have wenot all onefather, hath not one God createdus? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?Bible (Old Testament): Malachi 2:10.
We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement.Bible (Old Testament): Isaiah 28:15.
God's glowing covenant.hosea ballou: Manuscript, Sermons; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 655.
Upon completion of the centennial of your birth – and this time only – we have come to address some remarks at your graveside. We report to you, Rosh Betar, that Jerusalem, the city that has become bound together, the eternal capital of Israel and of the Land of Israel, shall not be subjected to any division and is our liberated and indivisible capital and so it shall remain from generation to generation.The western part of the Land of Israel is entirely under our control and it shall not be partitioned anymore. No part of this land shall be given over to a foreign administration, to foreign sovereignty.We believe that a day will come when the two parts of the Land of Israel shall establish, peacefully, in agreement and understanding a covenant of alliance, a free confederation, for the purpose of join cooperationmenachem begin: Prime Minister Menachem Begin Speech At The Grave Of His Boss Ze’ev Jabotinsky
"Go to hell," Covenant mumbled. "Don’t you ever sleep?""The Bloodguard do not sleep.""What?""No Bloodguard has slept since the Haruchai swore their Vow."With an effort, Covenant pulled himself into a sitting position. He peered blearily at Bannor for a moment, then muttered, "You’re already in hell."stephen r. donaldson: Thomas Covenant and Bannor, Lord Foul's Bane
Consider now the token of the covenant which God gave to Noah . It was the rainbow . What is the rainbow? Sunlight turned back to our eye, through drops of falling rain. What sign could be more simple? And yet what sign could be more perfect? … Do not fear the clouds and storm and rain; look at the bow in the cloud, in the very rain itself. That is a sign that the sun, though you cannot see it, is shining still. That up above, beyond the cloud, is still sunlight, and warmth, and cloudless blue sky. Believe in God's covenant. Believe that the sun will conquer the clouds, warmth will conquer cold, calm will conquer storm, fair will conquer foul, light will conquer darkness, joy will conquer sorrow, life conquer death, love conquer destruction and the devouring floods; because God is light, God is love, God is life, God is peace and joy eternal and without change, and labours to give life, and joy, and peace, to man and beast and all created things. This was the meaning of the rainbow. Not a sudden or strange token, a miracle , as men call it, like as some voice out of the sky, or fiery comet , might have been; but a regular, orderly, and natural sign, to witness that God is a God of order.Charles Kingsley, in "God's Covenants", Sermon 42 of The Works of Charles Kingsley (1885), Vol. 22, p. 424
Now shall the promises made to Christ by God the Father before the foundation of the world, the promises of the covenant of redemption, be fully accomplished. Christ shall now have perfectly obtained the joy set before Him, for which He undertook those great sufferings in His state of humiliation. Now shall all the hopes and expectations of the saints be fulfilled. The state of the church before was progressive and preparatory; but now she is arrived at her most perfect state of glory. All the glory of the church on earth is but a faint shadow of this her consummate glory in heaven.jonathan edwards: A History of the Work of Redemption including a View of Church History (1839).