Parts of Speech

n f

Root Word (Etymology)

from 1262 (in the sense of cutting [like 1254])

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 282a

KJV Translation Count — 284x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: covenant (264), league (17), confederacy (1), confederate (1), confederate 1167 (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. covenant, alliance, pledge
a. between men
1. treaty, alliance, league (man to man)
2. constitution, ordinance (monarch to subjects)
3. agreement, pledge (man to man)
4. alliance (of friendship)
5. alliance (of marriage)
b. between God and man
1. alliance (of friendship)
2. covenant (divine ordinance with signs or pledges)
2. (phrases)
a. covenant making
b. covenant keeping
c. covenant violation

Strong's Definitions

briyth, ber-eeth'; from 1262 (in the sense of cutting (like 1254)); a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh): — confederacy, (con-) feder(-ate), covenant, league.

Concordance Results Using KJV

But with thee will I establish my H1285; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.


And I, behold, I establish my H1285 with you, and with your seed after you;


And I will establish my H1285 with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.


And God said, This is the token of the H1285 which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:


I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a H1285 between me and the earth.


And I will remember my H1285, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.


And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting H1285 between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.


And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the H1285, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.


And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were H1285 with Abram.


In the same day the LORD made a H1285 with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:


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