Hebrews 6:16
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New International Version
People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument.

New Living Translation
Now when people take an oath, they call on someone greater than themselves to hold them to it. And without any question that oath is binding.

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

Berean Study Bible
Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and their oath serves as a confirmation to end all argument.

Berean Literal Bible
For men swear by one greater, and an end of all their disputes, for confirmation, is the oath,

New American Standard Bible
For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For men swear by something greater than themselves, and for them a confirming oath ends every dispute.

International Standard Version
For people swear by someone greater than themselves, and an oath given as confirmation puts an end to all argument.

NET Bible
For people swear by something greater than themselves, and the oath serves as a confirmation to end all dispute.

New Heart English Bible
For men swear by a greater one, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For among men, they swear by that which is greater than they, and concerning every dispute which they have had among them, a sure end of it has come by an oath.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When people take oaths, they base their oaths on someone greater than themselves. Their oaths guarantee what they say and end all arguments.

New American Standard 1977
For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For men verily swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all controversy.

King James 2000 Bible
For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

American King James Version
For men truly 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.

Darby Bible Translation
For men indeed swear by a greater, and with them the oath is a term to all dispute, as making matters sure.

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.

World English Bible
For men indeed swear by a greater one, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.

Young's Literal Translation
for men indeed do swear by the greater, and an end of all controversy to them for confirmation is the oath,
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
15And so Abraham, after waiting patiently, obtained the promise. 16Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and their oath serves as a confirmation to end all argument. 17So when God wanted to make the unchanging nature of His purpose very clear to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:11
an oath before the LORD shall be made by the two of them that he has not laid hands on his neighbor's property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.

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

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swear.

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an oath.

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Genesis 31:53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, …

Exodus 22:11 Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he has …

Joshua 9:15-20 And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to …

2 Samuel 21:2 And the king called the Gibeonites, and said to them; (now the Gibeonites …

Ezekiel 17:16-20 As I live, said the Lord GOD, surely in the place where the king …

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