Bible: Hebrews 6:11-20

6:11 But we passionately want each of you to demonstrate the same eagerness for the fulfillment of your hope until the end, 6:12 so that you may not be sluggish, 1  but imitators of those who through faith and perseverance inherit the promises.

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.” 2  6:15 And so by persevering, Abraham 3  inherited the promise. 6:16 For people 4  swear by something greater than themselves, 5  and the oath serves as a confirmation to end all dispute. 6  6:17 In the same way 7  God wanted to demonstrate more clearly to the heirs of the promise that his purpose was unchangeable, 8  and so he intervened with an oath, 6:18 so that we who have found refuge in him 9  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. 6:19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, sure and steadfast, which reaches inside behind the curtain, 10  6:20 where Jesus our forerunner entered on our behalf, since he became a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek. 11 

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