Hebrews 6:17
Strong's Lexicon
So when
()
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

wanted
βουλόμενος (boulomenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1014: To will, intend, desire, wish. Middle voice of a primary verb; to 'will, ' i.e. be willing.

to make
ἐπιδεῖξαι (epideixai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1925: To show, display, point out, indicate; I prove, demonstrate. From epi and deiknuo; to exhibit.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

unchanging nature
ἀμετάθετον (ametatheton)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 276: Unchanged, unchangeable. Unchangeable, or unchangeability.

of
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

purpose
βουλῆς (boulēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1012: Counsel, deliberate wisdom, decree. From boulomai; volition, i.e. advice, or purpose.

very clear
περισσότερον (perissoteron)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 4053: From peri; superabundant or superior; by implication, excessive; adverbially violently; neuter preeminence.

to the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

heirs
κληρονόμοις (klēronomois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2818: From kleros and the base of nomos (reflexively) getting by apportionment); a sharer by lot, i.e. Inheritor; by implication, a possessor.

of the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

promise,
ἐπαγγελίας (epangelias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1860: A promise. From epaggello; an announcement.

He guaranteed [it]
ἐμεσίτευσεν (emesiteusen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3315: To mediate, interpose, give bail. From mesites; to interpose, i.e to ratify.

with an oath.
ὅρκῳ (horkō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3727: An oath. From herkos; a limit, i.e. restraint.

Parallel Strong's
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,

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:
Parallel Verses
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,

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,

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;

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:

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,






Cross References
Psalm 110:4
The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

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

Ephesians 1:11
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Hebrews 6:18
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

Hebrews 11:9
By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

Hebrews 1:1
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

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

Hebrews 6:15
And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Hebrews 6:14
Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

Hebrews 6:19
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

Hebrews 6:20
Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
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