Parallel Verses

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,

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:

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 people swear by what is greater [than themselves], and the oath for confirmation [is the] end of all dispute for them. 17 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, 18 in order that through two unchangeable things, in which [it is] impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge may have powerful encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before [us],



Cross References

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he lived in the land of promise as a stranger, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the fellow heirs of the same promise.

Proverbs 19:21

Many plans [are] in the heart of a man, but the purpose of Yahweh will be established.

Hebrews 6:18

in order that through two unchangeable things, in which [it is] impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge may have powerful encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before [us],

Psalm 110:4

Yahweh has sworn and he will not change [his mind], "You [are] a priest forever according to the manner of Melchizedek."

Genesis 26:28

And they said, "We see clearly that Yahweh has been with you, so we thought let there be an oath between us--between us and you--and let us {make} a covenant with you

Exodus 22:11

the oath of Yahweh will be between the two of them [concerning] whether or not he has reached out his hand to his neighbor's possession, and its owner will accept [this], and he will not make restitution.

Job 23:13-14

"But he [is] {alone}, and who can dissuade him? And {whatever he desires}, {indeed}, he does [it].

Psalm 33:11

The plan of Yahweh stands firm forever, the intents of his heart {from one generation to the next}.

Psalm 36:8

They are refreshed with the {fullness} of your house, and you give them drink [from] the river of your delights.

Song of Songs 5:1

I have come to my garden, my sister bride, I have gathered my myrrh with my spice, I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey, I have drunk my wine with my milk! Eat, O friends! {Drink and become drunk [with] love}!

Isaiah 14:24

Yahweh of hosts has sworn, saying, "{Surely} just as I have intended, so it shall be. And just as I have planned, it shall stand:

Isaiah 14:26-27

This [is] the plan that is planned concerning all of the earth; and this [is] the hand that is stretched out over all of the nations.

Isaiah 46:10

who from [the] beginning declares [the] end, and from before, [things] that have not been done, who says, 'My plan shall stand,' and, 'I will accomplish all my wishes,'

Isaiah 54:9-10

"For this [is like] the waters of Noah to me, when I swore {that the waters of Noah would never again pass} over the earth, so I swore {that I would not be} angry at you and rebuke you.

Isaiah 55:7

Let [the] wicked forsake his way, and [the] man of sin his thoughts. And let him return to Yahweh, that he may take pity on him, and to our God, for he will {forgive manifold}.

Isaiah 55:11

so shall be my word that goes out from my mouth. It shall not return to me without success, but shall accomplish what I desire and be successful [in the thing for] which I sent it.

Jeremiah 33:20-21

"Thus says Yahweh: 'If you could break my covenant [with] the day, and my covenant [with] the night, so that day and night [would] not come at their time,

Jeremiah 33:25-26

Thus says Yahweh: 'If my covenant [with] day and [with] night, [the] regulations of heaven and earth, I had not established,

Malachi 3:6

"For I, Yahweh, have not changed, and you, O children of Jacob, have not perished.

John 10:10

The thief {comes only} so that he can steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and have [it] abundantly.

Romans 8:17

and if children, also heirs--heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer together [with him] so that we may also be glorified together [with him].

Romans 11:29

For the gifts and the calling of God [are] irrevocable.

Galatians 3:29

And if you [are] Christ's, then you are descendants of Abraham, heirs according to the promise.

Hebrews 6:12

in order that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and patience.

Hebrews 6:16

For people swear by what is greater [than themselves], and the oath for confirmation [is the] end of all dispute for them.

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, having been warned about things not yet seen, out of reverence constructed an ark for the deliverance of his family, by which he pronounced sentence on the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

James 1:17

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

James 2:5

Listen, my dear brothers! Did not God choose the poor of the world [to be] rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom that he has 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

Husbands, in the same way live with [your wives] {knowledgeably}, as with the weaker female vessel, showing [them] honor as fellow heirs also of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.

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