Hebrews 6:16
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English Standard Version
For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation.

King James Bible
For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

American Standard Version
For men swear by the greater: and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For men swear by one greater than themselves: and an oath for confirmation is the end of all their controversy.

English Revised Version
For men swear by the greater: and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.

Webster's Bible Translation
For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all contradiction.

Weymouth New Testament
For men swear by what is greater than themselves; and with them an oath in confirmation of a statement always puts an end to a dispute.

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Vincent's Word Studies

And an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife (καὶ πἁσης αὐτοῖς ἀντιλογίασπέρας εἰς βεβαίων ὁ ὅρκος)

For "an oath," rend. "the oath": generic. Const. for confirmation with end. "The oath is final for confirmation." Πέρας is the outermost point; the point beyond which one cannot go. With this exception always in N.T. in the plural, of the ends of the earth. See Matthew 12:42; Romans 10:18. So often in lxx. Ἀντιλογία, strictly contradiction, only in Hebrews and Jde 1:11, on which see note.

Hebrews 6:16 Parallel Commentaries

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swear.

Hebrews 6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,

Genesis 14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up my hand to the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

Genesis 21:23 Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son...

Matthew 23:20-22 Whoever therefore shall swear by the altar, swears by it, and by all things thereon...

an oath.

Genesis 21:30,31 And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shall you take of my hand, that they may be a witness to me, that I have dig this well...

Genesis 31:53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us. And Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.

Exodus 22:11 Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he has not put his hand to his neighbor's goods...

Joshua 9:15-20 And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation swore to them...

2 Samuel 21:2 And the king called the Gibeonites, and said to them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel...

Ezekiel 17:16-20 As I live, said the Lord GOD, surely in the place where the king dwells that made him king, whose oath he despised...

Cross References
Exodus 22:11
an oath by the LORD shall be between them both to see whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor's property. The owner shall accept the oath, and he shall not make restitution.

Galatians 3:15
To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified.

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