Throughout Chumash, there are a few different terms that are used to describe, broadly, the "establishing" of a Bris. Those words are כורת, והקמותי, and והיה. What are the different connotations of these words and why are they used in different places?

I feel as if this is something that Malbim would comment on, but alas, I can't seem to find him discussing it.


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כורת is used to mean the original making of the bris. והקמותי refers to the fulfillment of the bris. והיה refers to the existence of the bris.


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