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Hebrews 6:13-20 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

13 For God promising to Abraham, for he had none greater, by whom he should swear, swore by himself,

14 and said [saying], I blessing shall bless thee, and I multiplying shall multiply thee;

15 and so he long abiding had the promise. [and so he long suffering got repromission.]

16 For men swear by a greater than themselves, and the end of all their plea [and the end of all their controversy, or debate,] is an oath to confirmation.

17 In which thing God willing to show plenteouslier to the heirs of his promise the firmness of his counsel, put betwixt an oath,[a]

18 that by two things unmoveable, by which it is impossible that God lie, we have a strongest solace, that flee together to hold the hope that is put forth to us.[b]

19 Which hope as an anchor we have secure to the soul, and firm, and going into the inner things of hiding;

20 where the before-goer, Jesus, that is made bishop without end by the order of Melchisedec, entered for us. [where the fore-goer for us entered in, Jesus, made bishop into without end after the order of Melchisedec.]

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 6:17 In which thing God willing to show plenteouslier to the heirs of his promise the unmoveableness, or firmness, of his counsel, put between an oath,
  2. Hebrews 6:18 that by two things unmoveable, by which it is impossible God for to lie, we have strongest solace, or comfort, which flee together to hold the hope put forth.

Hebrews 6:13-20 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he had no greater thing to swear by, he swore by himself, 14 saying: Surely I will bless you and multiply you indeed. 15 And so after he had waited a long time, Abraham enjoyed the promise.

16 Men will swear by one who is greater than themselves, and an oath to confirm the thing is among them an end of all strife. 17 So God, wanting very much to show to the heirs of promise the certainty of his counsel, added an oath, 18 so that by two immutable things (in which it was impossible that God should lie) we may have perfect consolation – we who have fled to hold fast the hope that is set before us, 19 which hope we have as an anchor of the soul both sure and steadfast. Which hope also enters in, into those things that are within the veil, 20 to where the forerunner has entered in for us – I mean Jesus, who is made a high priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.

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Hebrews 6:13-20 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

13 [a]For when God made the promise to Abraham, because he had no greater to swear by, he swore by himself,

14 Saying, Surely I will [b]abundantly bless thee, and multiply thee marvelously.

15 And so after that he had tarried patiently, he enjoyed the promise.

16 For men verily swear by him that is greater than themselves, and an oath for confirmation is among them an end of all strife.

17 So God, willing more [c]abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the stableness of his counsel, bound himself by an oath,

18 That by two immutable things, wherein it is impossible that God should lie, we might have strong consolation, which have our refuge to lay hold upon that hope that is set before us,

19 [d]Which hope we have, as an anchor of the soul, but sure and steadfast, and it entereth into that which is within the veil.

20 [e]Whither the forerunner is for us entered in, even Jesus that is made an high Priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 6:13 Another prick to prick them forward: Because the hope of the inheritance is certain, if we continue to the end, for God hath not only promised it, but also promised it with an oath.
  2. Hebrews 6:14 I will heap up benefits most plentifully upon thee.
  3. Hebrews 6:17 More than was needful, were it not for the wickedness of men which believe not God, no though he swear.
  4. Hebrews 6:19 He likeneth hope to an anchor: because that even as an anchor being cast into the bottom of the sea, stayeth the whole ship, so doth hope also enter even into the very secret places of heaven. And he maketh mention of the Sanctuary, alluding to the old tabernacle, and by this means returneth to the comparisons of the Priesthood of Christ with the Levitical.
  5. Hebrews 6:20 He repeateth David’s words, wherein all those comparisons whereof he hath before made mention, are signified, as he declareth in all the next chapter.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Hebrews 6:13-20 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, 14 saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. 17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18 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: 19 which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; 20 whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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