Hebrews 6:16

“For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For men verily sweare by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For men swear by one greater {than themselves,} and with them an oath {given} as confirmation is an end of every dispute.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For men swear by the greater: and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For men at all times make their oaths by what is greater; and any argument is ended by the decision of the oath.
- Basic English Bible

For men indeed swear by a greater, and with them the oath is a term to all dispute, as making matters sure.
- Darby Bible

For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all contradiction.
- Webster's Bible

For men swear by what is greater than themselves; and with them an oath in confirmation of a statement always puts an end to a dispute.
- Weymouth Bible

For men indeed swear by a greater one, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.
- World English Bible

For men sweren bi a grettere than hem silf, and the ende of al her ple is an ooth to confirmacioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

for men indeed do swear by the greater, and an end of all controversy to them for confirmation [is] the oath,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 6:16


6:16 Men generally swear by him who is infinitely greater than themselves, and an oath for confirmation, to confirm what is promised or asserted, usually puts an end to all contradiction. This shows that an oath taken in a religious manner is lawful even under the gospel: otherwise the apostle would never have mentioned it with so much honour, as a proper means to confirm the truth


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 6:16


Heb 6:16 For men verily swear by the greater. When men make a solemn oath in order to settle a fact or covenant beyond controversy they usually swear in the name of God. God, however, could swear by no one greater than himself (Heb 6:13).

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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