Parallel Verses

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,

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:

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

God
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

of promise
ἐπαγγελία 
Epaggelia 
Usage: 51

ἀμετάθετος 
ametathetos 
Usage: 2

of
βουλή 
Boule 
counsel, will, advise
Usage: 12

his

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 something greater than themselves, and for them a confirming oath ends every dispute. 17 Because God wanted to show His unchangeable purpose even more clearly to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath, 18 so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us.



Cross References

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he stayed as a foreigner in the land of promise, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, coheirs of the same promise.

Proverbs 19:21

Many plans are in a man’s heart,
but the Lord’s decree will prevail.

Hebrews 6:18

so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us.

Psalm 110:4

The Lord has sworn an oath and will not take it back:
“Forever, You are a priest
like Melchizedek.”

Genesis 26:28

They replied, “We have clearly seen how the Lord has been with you. We think there should be an oath between two parties—between us and you. Let us make a covenant with you:

Exodus 22:11

there must be an oath before the Lord between the two of them to determine whether or not he has taken his neighbor’s property. Its owner must accept the oath, and the other man does not have to make restitution.

Job 23:13-14

But He is unchangeable; who can oppose Him?
He does what He desires.

Psalm 33:11

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

Psalm 36:8

They are filled from the abundance of Your house;
You let them drink from Your refreshing stream,

Song of Songs 5:1

M I have come to my garden—my sister, my bride.
I gather my myrrh with my spices.
I eat my honeycomb with my honey.
I drink my wine with my milk.N Eat, friends!
Drink, be intoxicated with love!

Isaiah 14:24

The Lord of Hosts has sworn:As I have purposed, so it will be;
as I have planned it, so it will happen.

Isaiah 14:26-27

This is the plan prepared
for the whole earth,
and this is the hand stretched out
against all the nations.

Isaiah 46:10

I declare the end from the beginning,
and from long ago what is not yet done,
saying: My plan will take place,
and I will do all My will.

Isaiah 54:9-10

“For this is like the days of Noah to Me:
when I swore that the waters of Noah
would never flood the earth again,
so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you
or rebuke you.

Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked one abandon his way
and the sinful one his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord,
so He may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for He will freely forgive.

Isaiah 55:11

so My word that comes from My mouth
will not return to Me empty,
but it will accomplish what I please
and will prosper in what I send it to do.”

Jeremiah 33:20-21

“This is what the Lord says: If you can break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night so that day and night cease to come at their regular time,

Jeremiah 33:25-26

This is what the Lord says: If I do not keep My covenant with the day and with the night and fail to establish the fixed order of heaven and earth,

Malachi 3:6

“Because I, Yahweh, have not changed, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed.

John 10:10

A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.

Romans 8:17

and if children, also heirs—heirs of God and coheirs with Christ—seeing that we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

Romans 11:29

since God’s gracious gifts and calling are irrevocable.

Galatians 3:29

And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promise.

Hebrews 6:12

so that you won’t become lazy but will be imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and perseverance.

Hebrews 6:16

For men swear by something greater than themselves, and for them a confirming oath ends every dispute.

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, after he was warned about what was not yet seen and motivated by godly fear, built an ark to deliver his family. By faith he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

James 1:17

Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.

James 2:5

Listen, my dear brothers: Didn’t God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He has promised to those who love Him?

1 Peter 1:3

Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

1 Peter 3:7

Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives with an understanding of their weaker nature yet showing them honor as coheirs of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.

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