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("Person for person".) (Genesis 43:9). The hand was given in token of undertaking the office or becoming responsible for a debt (Job 17:13; Proverbs 6:1; Psalm 119:122; Isaiah 38:14): "undertake (harbeeni) for me," Hebrew "be surety for me." Christ is the "surety (enguos) of a better testament" (Hebrews 7:22; Hebrews 9:11-15); Jeremiah 30:21, "who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto Me?" literally, pledged his life, a thing unique: Messiah alone made His life responsible for ours. "Heart" implies the courage it needed to undertake such a tremendous suretiship; the question implies admiration at His union of Godhead and manhood qualifying Him for the work.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'suretiship' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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