Hebrews 6:13
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New International Version
When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,

New Living Translation
For example, there was God's promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying:

English Standard Version
For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself,

Berean Study Bible
When God made His promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself,

Berean Literal Bible
For God, having made His promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, swore by Himself,

New American Standard Bible
For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,

King James Bible
For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For when God made a promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself:

International Standard Version
For when God made his promise to Abraham, he swore an oath by himself, since he had no one greater to swear by.

NET Bible
Now when God made his promise to Abraham, since he could swear by no one greater, he swore by himself,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For when God made a promise to Abraham, because there was no greater than he by whom to swear, he swore by himself,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God made a promise to Abraham. Since he had no one greater on whom to base his oath, he based it on himself.

New American Standard 1977
For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For when God promised unto Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,

King James 2000 Bible
For when God made a promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,

American King James Version
For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,

American Standard Version
For when God made promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he sware by himself,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For God making promise to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom he might swear, swore by himself,

Darby Bible Translation
For God, having promised to Abraham, since he had no greater to swear by, swore by himself,

English Revised Version
For when God made promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he sware by himself,

Webster's Bible Translation
For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,

Weymouth New Testament
For when God gave the promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself,

World English Bible
For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he swore by himself,

Young's Literal Translation
For to Abraham God, having made promise, seeing He was able to swear by no greater, did swear by Himself,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:11-20 The hope here meant, is a sure looking for good things promised, through those promises, with love, desire, and valuing of them. Hope has its degrees, as faith also. The promise of blessedness God has made to believers, is from God's eternal purpose, settled between the eternal Father, Son, and Spirit. These promises of God may safely be depended upon; for here we have two things which cannot change, the counsel and the oath of God, in which it is not possible for God to lie; it would be contrary to his nature as well as to his will. And as He cannot lie; the destruction of the unbeliever, and the salvation of the believer, are alike certain. Here observe, those to whom God has given full security of happiness, have a title to the promises by inheritance. The consolations of God are strong enough to support his people under their heaviest trials. Here is a refuge for all sinners who flee to the mercy of God, through the redemption of Christ, according to the covenant of grace, laying aside all other confidences. We are in this world as a ship at sea, tossed up and down, and in danger of being cast away. We need an anchor to keep us sure and steady. Gospel hope is our anchor in the storms of this world. It is sure and stedfast, or it could not keep us so. The free grace of God, the merits and mediation of Christ, and the powerful influences of his Spirit, are the grounds of this hope, and so it is a stedfast hope. Christ is the object and ground of the believer's hope. Let us therefore set our affections on things above, and wait patiently for his appearance, when we shall certainly appear with him in glory.
Study Bible
God's Unchangeable Promise
12Then you will not be sluggish, but will imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. 13When God made His promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself, 14saying, “I will surely bless you and multiply your descendants.”…
Cross References
Genesis 22:16
and said, "By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son,

Exodus 32:13
"Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants to whom You swore by Yourself, and said to them, 'I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens, and all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.'"

Deuteronomy 1:8
'See, I have placed the land before you; go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to give to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to them and their descendants after them.'

Isaiah 45:23
"I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.

Jeremiah 22:5
"But if you will not obey these words, I swear by Myself," declares the LORD, "that this house will become a desolation."'"

Jeremiah 44:26
"Nevertheless hear the word of the LORD, all Judah who are living in the land of Egypt, 'Behold, I have sworn by My great name,' says the LORD, 'never shall My name be invoked again by the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, "As the Lord GOD lives."

Luke 1:73
the oath He swore to our father Abraham, to grant us

Galatians 3:15
Brothers, let me put this in human terms. Even a human covenant, once it is ratified, cannot be canceled or amended.

Galatians 3:18
For if the inheritance depends on the Law, then it no longer depends on a promise; but God freely granted it to Abraham through a promise.
Treasury of Scripture

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

he sware.

Hebrews 6:16-18 For men truly swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation …

Genesis 22:15-18 And the angel of the LORD called to Abraham out of heaven the second time…

Ezekiel 32:13 I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the great …

Psalm 105:9,10 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath to Isaac…

Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, …

Jeremiah 22:5 But if you will not hear these words, I swear by myself, said the …

Jeremiah 49:13 For I have sworn by myself, said the LORD, that Bozrah shall become …

Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which …

Luke 1:73 The oath which he swore to our father Abraham,

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