Hebrews 6:17
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English Standard Version
So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath,

King James Bible
Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

American Standard Version
Wherein God, being minded to show more abundantly unto the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherein God, meaning more abundantly to shew to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed an oath:

English Revised Version
Wherein God, being minded to shew more abundantly unto the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath:

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

Weymouth New Testament
In the same way, since it was God's desire to display more convincingly to the heirs of the promise how unchangeable His purpose was,

Hebrews 6:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Wherein (ἐν ᾧ)

Referring to the whole previous clause. In accordance with this universal human custom.

Willing (βουλόμενος)

Rend. being minded. See on Matthew 1:19.

The immutability (τὸ ἀμετάθετον)

The adjective used substantively. Only here and Hebrews 6:18.

Confirmed (ἐμεσίτευσεν)

Rend. interposed or mediated. Comp. μεσίτης mediator. From μέσος midst. Placed himself between himself and the heritors of the promise.

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more.

Psalm 36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your house; and you shall make them drink of the river of your pleasures.

Songs 5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey...

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him...

John 10:10 The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life...

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

the heirs.

Hebrews 6:12 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Hebrews 11:7,9 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house...

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him...

Galatians 3:29 And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel...

the immutability.

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

Job 23:13,14 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desires, even that he does...

Psalm 33:11 The counsel of the LORD stands for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Isaiah 14:24,26,27 The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand...

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand...

Isaiah 54:9,10 For this is as the waters of Noah to me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth...

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please...

Jeremiah 33:20,21,25,26 Thus said the LORD; If you can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night...

Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss...

confirmed it. Gr. interposed himself.

Hebrews 6:16 For men truly swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

Genesis 26:28 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with you: and we said, Let there be now an oath between us, even between us and you...

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...

Cross References
Psalm 110:4
The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, "You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek."

Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.

Ephesians 1:11
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,

Hebrews 6:18
so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.

Hebrews 11:9
By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise.

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