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

The Reliability of God’s Promise

13 For when[a] God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater to swear by, he swore by himself, 14 saying,

“Surely I will greatly bless[b] you, and I will greatly multiply[c] you.”

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  1. Hebrews 6:13 Here “when” is supplied as a component of the temporal participle (“made a promise”)
  2. Hebrews 6:14 Literally “blessing I will bless”
  3. Hebrews 6:14 Literally “multiplying I will multiply”