Hebrews 6:17 On which principle God, wishing to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his purpose, mediated with an oath;


Parallel Verses

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;

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;

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 I am referring to the oath because men swear by what is greater than themselves, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation. 17 On which principle God, wishing to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his purpose, mediated with an oath; 18 that by means of two immutable things??is promise and his oath??n which it is impossible for God to break faith, we refugees may have strong encouragement to grasp the hope set before us.



Cross References

Hebrews 11:9

It was by faith that he sojourned in the promised land as an alien, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, his fellow heirs of the same promise.

Hebrews 6:18

that by means of two immutable things??is promise and his oath??n which it is impossible for God to break faith, we refugees may have strong encouragement to grasp the hope set before us.

John 10:10

"The thief never comes except to steal and kill and destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it in abundance.

Romans 8:17

and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ; but to share his glory, we must now be sharing his sufferings.

Romans 11:29

For no change of purpose can annul God's free gift and call.

Galatians 3:29

And if you belong to Christ, then you are the descendants of Abraham, heirs according to the promise.

Hebrews 6:12

Then do not become slack, but be imitators of those who through faith and patience are inheriting the promises.

Hebrews 6:16

I am referring to the oath because men swear by what is greater than themselves, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, warned of God of things not yet seen, reverently gave heed, and built an ark for the saving of his house; by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is of faith.

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect boon is from above, and is ever coming down to us from the Father of the heavenly lights, with whom is no variation nor shadow of eclipse.

James 2:5

Listen, my dear brothers, has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith, and to inherit the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him?

1 Peter 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whose great mercy we have been born anew into a living hope, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead;

1 Peter 3:7

In the same way you husbands live with your wives, according to knowledge, honoring your wife as of the weaker sex, yet as an heir with yourself of the grace of life; so that your prayers may not be hindered.



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