God’s Covenant is the Testimony of God
In the Bible the Ten Commandments or the Testimony is the covenant of God. It must be noted that the Covenant does not have any curses like the book of the Law of Moses. Nor does it have any of the other negative things mentioned by the apostle Paul about the book of the Law of Moses. There are thousands of scriptures directly or indirectly related to the Covenant because the Covenant is the way of righteousness. (2 Peter 2:21) Therefore, in the Covenant is life; and in it there is no death. (Proverbs 12:28) Christ even said “I know that his commandment is eternal life. The things therefore which I speak, even as the Father has said to me, so I speak.” (John 12:50) Now God wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. (Exodus 34:28) God declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even the ten commandments. (Deuteronomy 4:13) God wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments (Deuteronomy 10:4)
The Covenant of God – Exodus 20;3-17
3 “You shall have no other gods before me.
4 “You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7 “You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain, for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 You shall labor six days, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh your God. You shall not do any work in it, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your livestock, nor your stranger who is within your gates; 11 for in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore Yahweh blessed the Sabbath day, and made it holy.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
The Covenant Scriptures
The Covenant of God in Genesis
But I will establish My covenant with you. You shall come into the ship, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. (Genesis 6:18)
The Covenant of God in Exodus
As Yahweh commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept. (Exodus 16:34)
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice, and keep My covenant, then you shall be my own possession from among all peoples; for all the earth is mine. (Exodus 19:5)
You shall put the testimony which I shall give you into the ark. (Exodus 25:16)
You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I will give you. There I will meet with you, and I will tell you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark, all that I command you for the children of Israel. (Exodus 25:21-22)
You shall hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring the ark of the covenant of God in there within the veil: and the veil shall separate the holy place from the most holy for you. You shall put the mercy seat on the ark in the most holy place. (Exodus 26:33-34)
In the Tent of Meeting, outside the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall keep it in order from evening to morning before Yahweh: it shall be a statute forever throughout their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel. (Exodus 27:21)
You shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the covenant of God, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you. (Exodus 30:6)
You shall use it to anoint the Tent of Meeting, the ark. (Exodus 30:26)
You shall beat some of it very small, and put some of it before the testimony in the Tent of Meeting, where I will meet with you. It shall be to you most holy. (Exodus 30:36)
The Tent of Meeting, the ark of the covenant of God, the mercy seat that is on it, all the furniture of the Tent. He gave to Moses, when he finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony, stone tablets, written with God’s finger. (Exodus 31:17-18)
Moses turned, and went down from the mountain, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand; tablets that were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other they were written. (Exodus 32:15)
He was there with Yahweh forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread, nor drank water. He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone by reason of his speaking with him. (Exodus 34:28-29)
This is the amount of material used for the tabernacle, even the Tabernacle of the Testimony, as they were counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest. (Exodus 38:21)
The ark with its poles, the mercy seat. (Exodus 39:35)
You shall put the ark of the covenant of God in it, and you shall screen the ark with the veil. You shall set the golden altar for incense before the ark, and put the screen of the door to the tabernacle. (Exodus 40:3, 5)
He took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the poles on the ark, and put the mercy seat above on the ark. He brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the screen, and screened the ark of the covenant of God, as Yahweh commanded Moses. (Exodus 40:20-21)
The Covenant of God in Leviticus
He shall put the incense on the fire before Yahweh that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the testimony, so that he will not die. (Leviticus 16:13)
Outside of the veil of the Testimony, in the Tent of Meeting, shall Aaron keep it in order from evening to morning before Yahweh continually: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. (Leviticus 24:3)
The Covenant of God in Numbers
Appoint the Levites over the Tabernacle of the Testimony, and over all its furnishings, and over all that belongs to it. They shall carry the tabernacle, and all its furnishings; and they shall take care of it, and shall encamp around it. But the Levites shall encamp around the Tabernacle of the Testimony, that there may be no wrath on the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall be responsible for the Tabernacle of the Testimony.” (Numbers 1:50, 53)
When the camp moves forward, Aaron shall go in, and his sons, and they shall take down the veil of the screen, and cover the ark with it. (Numbers 4:5)
When Moses went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with Yahweh, he heard his voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the covenant of God, from between the two cherubim: and he spoke to him. (Numbers 7:89)
On the day that the tabernacle was raised up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, even the Tent of the Testimony: and at evening it was over the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until morning. (Numbers 9:15)
In the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle of the testimony. (Numbers 10:11)
They set forward from the Mount of Yahweh three days’ journey. The ark of the covenant of God went before them three days’ journey, to seek out a resting place for them. (Numbers 10:33)
But they presumed to go up to the top of the mountain. Nevertheless, the ark of the covenant of God and Moses didn’t depart out of the camp. (Numbers 14:44)
You shall lay them up in the Tent of Meeting before the testimony, where I meet with you. (Numbers 17:4)
Moses laid up the rods before Yahweh in the tent of the testimony. On the next day, Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, Aaron’s rod for the house of Levi had sprouted, budded, produced blossoms, and bore ripe almonds. (Numbers 17:7-8)
Yahweh said to Moses, “Put back the rod of Aaron before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the children of rebellion; that you may make an end of their murmurings against me that they not die.” (Numbers 17:10)
Bring your brothers also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, near with you that they may be joined to you, and minister to you; but you and your sons with you shall be before the tent of the testimony. (Numbers 18:2)
The Covenant of God in Deuteronomy
He declared to you His covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even the ten commandments. He wrote them on two stone tablets. (Deuteronomy 4:13)
Be careful, lest you forget the covenant your LORD, which he made with you, and make yourselves an engraved image in the form of anything which Yahweh your God has forbidden you. (Deuteronomy 4:23)
When I had gone up onto the mountain to receive the stone tablets, even the tablets of the covenant which Yahweh made with you, then I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water. It came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that Yahweh gave me the two stone tablets, even the tablets of the covenant. So I turned and came down from the mountain, and the mountain was burning with fire. The two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands. (Deuteronomy 9:9, 11, 15)
At that time Yahweh set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of God, to stand before Yahweh to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day. (Deuteronomy 10:8)
Then men will say, “Because they abandoned the covenant, the God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them out of the land of Egypt. (Deuteronomy 29:25)
Moses wrote this law, and delivered it to the priests the sons of Levi, who bore the ark of the covenant of God, and to all the elders of Israel. (Deuteronomy 31:9)
Moses commanded the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of God. Take this book of the law, and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of God your LORD, that it may be there for a witness against you. (Deuteronomy 31:25-26)