Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

that by two unchangeable things, in which it was impossible that God should lie, we might have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us,

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

Holman Bible

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.

International Standard Version

so that by these two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to prove false, we who have taken refuge in him might be encouraged to seize the hope set before us.

A Conservative Version

So that by two immutable events, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have strong encouragement, having fled for refuge to seize the hope being openly displayed.

American Standard Version

that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us:

Amplified

so that by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge would have strong encouragement and indwelling strength to hold tightly to the hope set before us.

An Understandable Version

He did this so that by two unchangeable things [i.e., His promise and His oath], (and it is impossible for God to lie), we, who have fled [to God] for refuge, could be greatly encouraged to take hold of the hope set before us [i.e., the hope of never ending life].

Anderson New Testament

that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled to lay hold on the hope set before us;

Bible in Basic English

So that we, who have gone in flight from danger to the hope which has been put before us, may have a strong comfort in two unchanging things, in which it is not possible for God to be false;

Common New Testament

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.

Daniel Mace New Testament

that by two immutable things in which it was impossible for God to deceive us, we, who have no other refuge to fly to, but to maintain our present hopes,

Godbey New Testament

that through two immutable things in which it was impossible that God should lie, we who have fled may have a strong consolation to lay hold of the hope set before us,

Goodspeed New Testament

so that by these two unalterable things, which make it impossible for God to break his promise, we who have taken refuge with him may be greatly encouraged to seize upon the hope that is offered to us.

John Wesley New Testament

That by two unchangeable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled to lay hold on the hope set before us:

Julia Smith Translation

That by two unalterable deeds, in which it is impossible for God to deceive we might have a strong consolation, taking refuge in holding firmly the hope set before:

King James 2000

That by two immutable things, in that it was impossible for God to lie, we might have strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

Lexham Expanded Bible

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],

Modern King James verseion

so that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that by two immutable things - in which it was impossible that God should lie - we might have perfect consolation, which have fled, for to hold fast the hope that is set before us:

Moffatt New Testament

so that by these two solid facts (the Promise and the Oath), where it is impossible for God to be false, we refugees might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us,

Montgomery New Testament

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.

NET Bible

so that we who have found refuge in him 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.

New Heart English Bible

that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to take hold of the hope set before us.

Noyes New Testament

that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us;

Sawyer New Testament

that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who fled to lay hold on the hope set before us,

The Emphasized Bible

In order that, through means of two unchangeable things, in which it was impossible for God to make himself false, a mighty consolation, we might have, who have fled along to grasp, the fore-lying hope,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us;

Twentieth Century New Testament

For he intended us to find great encouragement in these two unchangeable things, which make it impossible for God to prove false--we, I mean, who fled for safety where we might lay hold on the hope set before us.

Webster

That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

Weymouth New Testament

He added an oath, in order that, through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for Him to prove false, we may possess mighty encouragement--we who, for safety, have hastened to lay hold of the hope set before us.

Williams New Testament

so that by these two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to prove false, we who have taken refuge with Him may have encouragement strong enough to make us seize upon the hope that lies ahead of us.

World English Bible

that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to take hold of the hope set before us.

Worrell New Testament

that, through two immutable facts, in which it is impossible that God should lie, we may have strong encouragement, who fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us;

Worsley New Testament

that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to fail, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us;

Youngs Literal Translation

that through two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, a strong comfort we may have who did flee for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

by
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

two
δύο 
Duo 
two, twain, both, two and two
Usage: 92

ἀμετάθετος 
ametathetos 
Usage: 2

πρᾶγμα 
Pragma 
Usage: 10

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ἀδύνατος 
Adunatos 
Usage: 7

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

to lie
ψεύδομαι 
Pseudomai 
Usage: 10

we might have
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

a
παράκλησις 
Paraklesis 
Usage: 28

ἰσχυρός 
Ischuros 
Usage: 20

παράκλησις 
Paraklesis 
Usage: 28

καταφευγω 
Katapheugo 
Usage: 2

to lay hold
κρατέω 
Krateo 
Usage: 33

upon the hope
ἐλπίς 
Elpis 
Usage: 54

Images Hebrews 6:18

Prayers for Hebrews 6:18

Context Readings

God Will Not Forget You

17 Wherein God, willing to shew more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his purpose, intervened by an oath, 18 that by two unchangeable things, in which it was impossible that God should lie, we might have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us, 19 which we have as anchor of the soul, both secure and firm, and entering into that within the veil,



Cross References

Titus 1:2

in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the ages of time,

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither a son of man, that he should repent. Shall he say and not do? and shall he speak and not make it good?

1 Samuel 15:29

And also the Hope of Israel will not lie nor repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent.

Genesis 19:22

Haste, escape thither; for I cannot do anything until thou art come there. Therefore the name of the city is called Zoar.

Numbers 35:11-15

then ye shall appoint for yourselves cities: cities of refuge shall they be for you; that a manslayer may flee thither, who without intent smiteth a person mortally.

Joshua 20:3

that the slayer who unwittingly without intent smiteth any one mortally may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.

1 Kings 2:28

And the report came to Joab (for Joab had turned after Adonijah, though he had not turned after Absalom); and Joab fled to the tent of Jehovah, and caught hold of the horns of the altar.

Psalm 46:1

{To the chief Musician. Of the sons of Korah. On Alamoth. A song.} God is our refuge and strength, a help in distresses, very readily found.

Psalm 110:4

Jehovah hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art priest for ever after the order of Melchisedek.

Proverbs 4:13

Take fast hold of instruction, let her not go: keep her, for she is thy life.

Isaiah 27:5

Or let him take hold of my strength; let him make peace with me: yea, let him make peace with me.

Isaiah 32:1-2

Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

Isaiah 51:12

I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou fearest a man that shall die, and the son of man that shall become as grass;

Isaiah 56:4

for thus saith Jehovah: Unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and hold fast to my covenant,

Isaiah 64:7

and there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee; for thou hast hidden thy face from us, and hast caused us to melt away through our iniquities.

Zechariah 9:12

Turn again to the stronghold, prisoners of hope! even to-day do I declare I will render double unto thee.

Matthew 3:7

But seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, Offspring of vipers, who has forewarned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Luke 2:25

And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was just and pious, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Romans 3:4

Far be the thought: but let God be true, and every man false; according as it is written, So that thou shouldest be justified in thy words, and shouldest overcome when thou art in judgment.

Romans 3:25

whom God has set forth a mercy-seat, through faith in his blood, for the shewing forth of his righteousness, in respect of the passing by the sins that had taken place before, through the forbearance of God;

1 Timothy 1:1

Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the command of God our Saviour, and of Christ Jesus our hope,

1 Timothy 6:12

Strive earnestly in the good conflict of faith. Lay hold of eternal life, to which thou hast been called, and hast confessed the good confession before many witnesses.

2 Timothy 2:13

if we are unfaithful, he abides faithful, for he cannot deny himself.

Hebrews 3:11

so I swore in my wrath, If they shall enter into my rest.

Psalm 62:8

Confide in him at all times, ye people; pour out your heart before him: God is our refuge. Selah.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her; and happy is he that retaineth her.

Isaiah 66:10-13

Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all ye that love her; rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn over her:

Matthew 24:35

The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall in no wise pass away.

Romans 15:5

Now the God of endurance and of encouragement give to you to be like-minded one toward another, according to Christ Jesus;

2 Corinthians 1:5-7

Because, even as the sufferings of the Christ abound towards us, so through the Christ does our encouragement also abound.

Philippians 2:1

If then there be any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and compassions,

Colossians 1:5

on account of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens; of which ye heard before in the word of the truth of the glad tidings,

Colossians 1:27

to whom God would make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the nations, which is Christ in you the hope of glory:

1 Thessalonians 1:10

and to await his Son from the heavens, whom he raised from among the dead, Jesus, our deliverer from the coming wrath.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

But our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us, and given us eternal consolation and good hope by grace,

Hebrews 7:21

(for they are become priests without the swearing of an oath, but he with the swearing of an oath, by him who said, as to him, The Lord has sworn, and will not repent of it, Thou art priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedec;)

Hebrews 11:7

By faith, Noah, oracularly warned concerning things not yet seen, moved with fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his house; by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

Hebrews 12:1-2

Let us also therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, laying aside every weight, and sin which so easily entangles us, run with endurance the race that lies before us,

1 John 1:10

If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 John 5:10

He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself; he that does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the witness which God has witnessed concerning his Son.

2 Corinthians 5:18-21

and all things are of the God who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and given to us the ministry of that reconciliation:

Colossians 1:23

if indeed ye abide in the faith founded and firm, and not moved away from the hope of the glad tidings, which ye have heard, which have been proclaimed in the whole creation which is under heaven, of which I Paul became minister.

Hebrews 3:6

but Christ, as Son over his house, whose house are we, if indeed we hold fast the boldness and the boast of hope firm to the end.

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