Parallel Verses

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 Version

Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

Holman 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,

A Conservative Version

By which God, wanting to demonstrate more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the immutableness of his resolve, 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;

Amplified

Accordingly God also, in His desire to show more convincingly and beyond doubt to those who were to inherit the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose and plan, intervened (mediated) with an oath.

An Understandable Version

Since God wanted to show conclusively to those who would inherit the promise [i.e., Abraham and all of his spiritual descendants], how unchangeable His purpose was, He confirmed it with an oath.

Anderson New Testament

Wherefore, God, being more abundantly willing to show to the heirs of his promise the immutability of his purpose, inter posed an oath,

Bible in Basic English

So that when it was God's desire to make it specially clear to those who by his word were to have the heritage, that his purpose was fixed, he made it more certain with an oath;

Common New Testament

So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he interposed with an oath,

Daniel Mace New Testament

wherefore God was willing to give the heirs of promise a stronger proof of the immutability of his counsel, by the intervention of an oath:

Darby Translation

Wherein God, willing to shew more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his purpose, intervened by an oath,

Godbey New Testament

but God, in this wishing more abundantly to show forth to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

Goodspeed New Testament

Therefore, God in his desire to make it perfectly clear to those to whom he made his promise, that his purpose was unalterable, bound himself with an oath,

John Wesley New Testament

Wherefore God being willing to shew more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his counsel, interposed by an oath:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

In which God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of the promise the firmness of his counsel, he intervened by an oath:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

In the same way God, [because he] wanted to show even more to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his resolve, guaranteed [it] with an oath,

Modern King James verseion

In this way desiring to declare more fully to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, God interposed by an oath,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

So God, willing very abundantly to show, unto the heirs of promise, the stableness of his counsel; he added an oath,

Moffatt New Testament

God, in his desire to afford the heirs of the Promise a special proof of the solid character of his purpose, interposed with an oath;

Montgomery New Testament

On which principle God, wishing to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his purpose, mediated 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,

New Heart 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;

Noyes New Testament

Wherefore God, wishing more abundantly to show to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his purpose, confirmed it by an oath,

Sawyer New Testament

for which cause, God wishing more abundantly to show to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his purpose, interposed with an oath,

The Emphasized Bible

Wherein God, being, more abundantly disposed to shew forth unto the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his counsel, mediated, with an oath, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And thus God, designing more abundantly to demonstrate to the heirs of promise the immutability of his will, pledged himself by oath,

Twentieth Century New Testament

And therefore God, in his desire to show, with unmistakable plainness, to those who were to enter on the enjoyment of what he had promised, the unchangeableness of his purpose, bound himself with an oath.

Webster

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,

Williams New Testament

Therefore, because God wanted to make the strongest demonstration of the unchangeable character of His purpose, He interposed with an oath,

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;

Worrell New Testament

wherein God, more abundantly willing to show to the heirs of the promise the immutability of His counsel, interposed with an oath;

Worsley New Testament

Wherefore God being willing more abundantly to manifest unto the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it with an oath:

Youngs 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,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

βούλομαι 
Boulomai 
will, would, be minded, intend, be disposed, be willing, list, of his own will
Usage: 31

περισσότερον 
Perissoteron 
Usage: 4

to shew
ἐπιδείκνυμι 
Epideiknumi 
Usage: 6

unto the heirs
κληρονόμος 
Kleronomos 
Usage: 12

ἐπαγγελία 
Epaggelia 
Usage: 51

ἀμετάθετος 
ametathetos 
Usage: 2

of
βουλή 
Boule 
counsel, will, advise
Usage: 12


Usage: 0

βουλή 
Boule 
counsel, will, advise
Usage: 12

μεσιτεύω 
mesiteuo 
Usage: 1

Context Readings

God Will Not Forget You

16 For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute. 17 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, 18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.



Cross References

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise;

Proverbs 19:21

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

Hebrews 6:18

so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.

Psalm 110:4

The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, "You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."

Genesis 26:28

They said, "We see plainly that the LORD has been with you; so we said, 'Let there now be an oath between us, even between you and us, and let us make a covenant with you,

Exodus 22:11

an oath before the LORD shall be made by the two of them that he has not laid hands on his neighbor's property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.

Job 23:13-14

"But He is unique and who can turn Him? And what His soul desires, that He does.

Psalm 33:11

The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation.

Psalm 36:8

They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights.

Song of Songs 5:1

"I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk Eat, friends; Drink and imbibe deeply, O lovers."

Isaiah 14:24

The LORD of hosts has sworn saying, "Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand,

Isaiah 14:26-27

"This is the plan devised against the whole earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out against all the nations.

Isaiah 46:10

Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure';

Isaiah 54:9-10

"For this is like the days of Noah to Me, When I swore that the waters of Noah Would not flood the earth again; So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you Nor will I rebuke you.

Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

Isaiah 55:11

So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.

Jeremiah 33:20-21

"Thus says the LORD, 'If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night will not be at their appointed time,

Jeremiah 33:25-26

"Thus says the LORD, 'If My covenant for day and night stand not, and the fixed patterns of heaven and earth I have not established,

Malachi 3:6

"For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

John 10:10

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Romans 8:17

and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

Romans 11:29

for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

Galatians 3:29

And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.

Hebrews 6:12

so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Hebrews 6:16

For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute.

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

James 1:17

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

James 2:5

Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

1 Peter 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 3:7

You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.



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