Ye (Humei). Emphatic position. The covenant which God made (th diaqhkh h o qeo dieqeto). Literally, "the covenant which God covenanted." Diaqhkh and dieqeto (second aorist middle indicative of diaqhmi) are the same root. See on "Mt 26:28". The covenant (agreement between two, dia, tiqhmi) was with Abraham ( Genesis 12:1-3 ) and repeated at various times ( Genesis 18:18 ; Genesis 22:18 ; Genesis 26:4 , etc.). In Hebrews 9:15-18 the word is used both for covenant and will. The genitive relative h attracted to case of the antecedent.