Hebrews 6:17
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New International Version
Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.

New Living Translation
God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind.

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,

Berean Study Bible
So 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.

Berean Literal Bible
in which God, desiring to show more abundantly the unchangeableness of His purpose to the heirs of the promise, guaranteed it by an oath,

New American Standard Bible
In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed 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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because God wanted to show His unchangeable purpose even more clearly to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath,

International Standard Version
In the same way, when God wanted to make the unchangeable character of his purpose perfectly clear to the heirs of his promise, he guaranteed it with an oath,

NET Bible
In the same way God wanted to demonstrate more clearly to the heirs of the promise that his purpose was unchangeable, and so he intervened with an oath,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, God was all the more willing to show the heirs of The Promise that his Promise would not change, and he bound it with an oath,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God wouldn't change his plan. He wanted to make this perfectly clear to those who would receive his promise, so he took an oath.

New American Standard 1977
In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath,

Jubilee Bible 2000
In which God, desiring to show more abundantly unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath,

King James 2000 Bible
So God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

American King James Version
Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to 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:

Darby Bible Translation
Wherein God, willing to shew more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his purpose, intervened by 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,

World English Bible
In this way God, being determined to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath;

Young's Literal Translation
in which God, more abundantly willing to shew to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, did interpose by an 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
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. 18Thus by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be strongly encouraged.…
Cross References
Psalm 110:4
The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, "You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."

Proverbs 19:21
Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.

Ephesians 1:11
In Him we were also chosen as God's own, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything by the counsel of His will,

Hebrews 6:18
Thus by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be strongly encouraged.

Hebrews 11:9
By faith he dwelt in the promised land as a stranger in a foreign country. He lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.
Treasury of Scripture

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more.

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Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: …

John 10:10 The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: …

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 …

Hebrews 11:7,9 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved …

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; …

Galatians 3:29 And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according …

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this …

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving …

the immutability.

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God …

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

Psalm 33:11 The counsel of the LORD stands for ever, the thoughts of his heart …

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel …

Isaiah 14:24,26,27 The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so …

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the …

Isaiah 54:9,10 For this is as the waters of Noah to me: for as I have sworn that …

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not …

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

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 …

confirmed it. Gr. interposed himself.

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

Genesis 26:28 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with you: and we …

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

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