“diatithēmi”

Quick Facts

  • Pronunciation :dē-ä-tē’-thā-mē
  • Strongs Concordance: #G1303
    • to arrange, dispose of, one’s own affairs
    • of something that belongs to one
    • to dispose of by will, make a testament
    • to make a covenant, enter into a covenant, with one
  • Appears 7 times in 7 verses in the New Testament
  • Common translations
    • “grant” (1x)
    • “granted” (1x)
    • “made” (3x)
    • “make” (2x)

Where and how diatithēmi is used in the New Testament

  1. Luke 22:29 NASB – “and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you”

  2. Acts 3:25 NASB – “”It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘AND IN YOUR SEED ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.’”

  3. Hebrews 8:10 NASB – “”FOR THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR MINDS, AND I WILL WRITE THEM ON  THEIR HEARTS. AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.”

  4. Hebrews 9:16-17 NASB – “For where a covenant is, there must of necessity be the death of the one who made it. For a covenant is valid only when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who made it lives.”

  5. Hebrews 10:16 NASB – “”THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS UPON THEIR HEART, AND ON THEIR MIND I WILL WRITE THEM,” He  then says,”

My observations and perspective

Though sometimes translated “appoint/ed”, in the above cases, no use makes mention of men being appointed to rule or govern others.
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