Hebrews 6:13

“For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For when God made promise to Abraham, because hee could sweare by no greater, he sware by himselfe,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For when God made promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he sware by himself,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For when God made his oath to Abraham, because there was no greater oath, he made it by himself,
- Basic English Bible

For God, having promised to Abraham, since he had no greater to swear by, swore by himself,
- Darby Bible

For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,
- Webster's Bible

For when God gave the promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself,
- Weymouth Bible

For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he swore by himself,
- World English Bible

For God bihetinge to Abraham, for he hadde noon grettere, bi whom he schulde swere, swoor bi hym silf,
- Wycliffe Bible

For to Abraham God, having made promise, seeing He was able to swear by no greater, did swear by Himself,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 6:13


6:13 For - Ye have abundant encouragement, seeing no stronger promise could be made than that great promise which God made to Abraham, and in him to us.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 6:13


Heb 6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham. The promises are absolutely sure. See how God confirmed his promise to Abraham! See Ge 22:15-18.

Discussion for Hebrews 6

  • Alex
    Abraham was just a type of God THE FATHER THAT OFFERED UP HIS ONLY SON. THE RAM CAUGHT IN THE THICKET WAS A TYPE OF CHRIST,WHEN THEY SAW THE CROWN OF THORNS ON JESUS HEAD THEY REMEMBERED THE RAM CAUGHT IN THE THICKET BY HIS HORNS And they KNEW that the Promise was surely gonna be fulfilled by his blood, the LORD WILL PROVIDE HIMSELF AS A LAMB And the multiplication of God THUS the Israel of God
  • Alex
    When God cd sware by no GREATER he swore by his self meaning he was gonna MULTIPLY his self in Humanity via his seed his Word, Thats Y the sower ( christ jesus ) will go forth to sow his seed in Humanity that we might birth God,Ya gotta realize that the good seed is the living word the very seed of God To whom the WORD came it made them Gods AND THE SCRIPTURE CANNOT BE BROKEN, H.G. IS THAT PROMISE
  • BJ
    God is a wonderful God for he has given us a ANCHOR for our SOUL! CONSOLATION, God is unable to change. God cannot lie. To prove to us his love and faithfulness God took a OATH, Wow,, What a mighty mighty God we serve
  • Sharon-ann demaske
    heb 6:4-6 confusion: pulled those enlightened, tasted the heavenly gift, shared the Holy Spirit. If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. [Heb 6:5-6 ESV] 5 and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, to restore them aga
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    If anyone think you can lose salvation you need to examine yourself see if your saved you got some seducing spirit. I LABOR IN WORD AND DOCTRINE so I know that verse refers to an apostate believer if you don't produce good fruit your chasetened you refuse and backslide then SIN UNTO DEATH for saved ONLY you'll lose your life only not salvation. NO MAN SHALL PLUCK YOU OF MY FATHERS HAND
  • A disciple
    NO Jim! Once saved, AFTERWARDS DESTROYED FOR UNBELIEF! Not once saved always saved: for then we could do what we want, live scandalous, selfish, filthy unclean lives, an abhorrence to God and man; "But we're Christians!" How does anyone NOT understand that? The evil tree which produces rotten fruit IS CUT DOWN AND THROWN INTO THE FIRE! "Then truly by their fruits you shall know them."

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