Bible: Heb 6:13-18

6:13 Now when God made his promise to Abraham, since he could swear by no one greater, he swore by himself, 6:14 saying, “Surely I will bless you greatly and multiply your descendants abundantly.” 1  6:15 And so by persevering, Abraham 2  inherited the promise. 6:16 For people 3  swear by something greater than themselves, 4  and the oath serves as a confirmation to end all dispute. 5  6:17 In the same way 6  God wanted to demonstrate more clearly to the heirs of the promise that his purpose was unchangeable, 7  and so he intervened with an oath, 6:18 so that we who have found refuge in him 8  may find strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us through two unchangeable things, since it is impossible for God to lie.

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