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:
King James Bible
For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
Darby Bible Translation
For God, having promised to Abraham, since he had no greater to swear by, 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,
Hebrews 6:13 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:13 For - Ye have abundant encouragement, seeing no stronger promise could be made than that great promise which God made to Abraham, and in him to us.
LibraryThe Gospel Refuge.
THE GOSPEL REFUGE. "We have a strong consolation who have fled for Refuge."--HEB. vi. 18. And now, my young friends, we have finished the survey of our picture-gallery. We have wandered among these six cities in the old land of promise. I shall repeat their names once more, that you may remember them. KEDESH, Holiness. SHECHEM, Shoulder. HEBRON, Fellowship. BEZER, Stronghold. RAMOTH, Exaltation. GOLAN, Joy. What a complete Saviour! In Him "all fullness …
John Ross Macduff—The Cities of Refuge: or, The Name of Jesus
Because There is not a Single Scripture in the Church Epistles Which, Rightly Interpreted, Teaches a Partial Rapture.
A Passage Quoted by the Heretics against Repentance is Explained in Two Ways...
Writings of St. Ambrose.
"This is what the LORD says: Because you have obeyed me and have not withheld even your son, your only son, I swear by my own name that
Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. You bound yourself with an oath to them, saying, 'I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven. And I will give them all of this land that I have promised to your descendants, and they will possess it forever.'"
Look, I am giving all this land to you! Go in and occupy it, for it is the land the LORD swore to give to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to all their descendants.'"
I have sworn by my own name; I have spoken the truth, and I will never go back on my word: Every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess allegiance to me."
But if you refuse to pay attention to this warning, I swear by my own name, says the LORD, that this palace will become a pile of rubble.'"
"But listen to this message from the LORD, all you Judeans now living in Egypt: 'I have sworn by my great name,' says the LORD, 'that my name will no longer be spoken by any of the Judeans in the land of Egypt. None of you may invoke my name or use this oath: "As surely as the Sovereign LORD lives."
the covenant he swore with an oath to our ancestor Abraham.
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