one who becomes responsible for another. Christ is the surety of the better covenant ( Hebrews 7:22 ). In him we have the assurance that all its provisions will be fully and faithfully carried out. Solomon warns against incautiously becoming security for another ( Proverbs 6:1-5 ; 11:15 ; 17:18 ; 20:16 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Surety". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".