the oath that he swore to our ancestor Abraham.
For when God made his promise to Abraham, he swore an oath by himself, since he had no one greater to swear by. He said, "I will certainly bless you and give you many descendants."
So in my anger I declared an oath: "They are not to enter my place of rest."
The LORD of the Heavenly Armies has sworn by himself: "I'll surely fill you with soldiers like a swarm of locusts, and they'll sing songs of victory over you."
And to whom did he swear that they would never enter his rest? It was to those who disobeyed him, was it not?
The LORD of the Heavenly Armies has sworn: "Surely as I have planned, that's what she will become; and just as I have determined, so will it remain
As a result, I'll fulfill the oath that I made with your ancestors to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, just as is the case today."'" Then I answered, "So be it, LORD."
Indeed, I've sworn by myself," declares the LORD, "that Bozrah will become an object of horror and scorn, a waste, and an object of ridicule. All her towns will become perpetual ruins."
For the Law appoints as high priests men who are weak, but the promised oath, which came after the Law, results in a Son who is eternally perfect.
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,
and said, "I have taken an oath to swear by myself," declares the LORD, "that since you have carried this out and have not withheld your only unique son,
I have sworn by my holiness once for all: I will not lie to David.
like the covenant he made with Abraham, and his promise to Isaac.
We who have believed are entering that rest, just as he has said, "So in my anger I swore a solemn oath that they would never enter my rest,"
The LORD made an oath to David from which he will not retreat: "One of your sons I will set in place on your throne.
So in my anger I swore a solemn oath that they would never enter my rest."
He swore an oath by the one who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and everything in it, the earth and everything in it, and the sea and everything in it: "There will be no more delay.
By myself I have sworn from my mouth has gone out integrity, a promise that won't be revoked: "To me every knee will bow, and every tongue will swear.'
But if you don't listen to these words, I swear," declares the LORD, "that this house will become a ruin."'"
but Jesus became a priest with an oath when God told him, "The Lord has taken an oath and will not change his mind. You are a priest forever."