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

  • Lilian
    GOD IS FAITHFUL TO HIS PROMISES EVEN HIS OWN WORDS HE IS WATCHING. HIS WORDS WILL COMFORT US WITH THE TRUTH AND NOT WITH A LIE . THANKS TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS BY HIS BLOOD WE ARE CLEANSE AND FORGIVEN WE ARE HEALD FROM OUR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS ONLY WE ARE REDEEMED. JESUS IS THE CONTROL OF OUR LIFE WITHOUT HIM AS A VINE THERE IS NO BRANCHES/US. I WILL WORSHIP YOU AND PRAISE JESUS
  • Steve morrow
    matthew 9:37 38 then saith HE unto HIS disciples the harvest truly is plenteous but the laborers are few 38 pray you therefore the LORD of the harvest that he will send forth laborers into the harvest ------- JOHN 5:28 29 MARVEL NOT AT THIS FOR THE HOUR IS COMING IN THE WHICH ALL THAT ARE IN THE GRAVES SHALL HEAR HIS VOICE 29 AND SHALL COME FORTH THEY THAT HAVE DONE GOOD UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE AND THEY THAT HAVE DONE EVIL UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION-------2 thessalonians 1:11 wherefore also we pray always for you that our GOD would count you worthy of this calling and fulfil all the good pleasure of HIS goodness AND THE WORK OF FAITH WITH POWER
  • ART
    ONE CANNOT THROW AWAY GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST AND EXPECT TO BE SAVED, ESPECIALLY KNOWING IT IS THE TRUTH. THERE IS NO HOPE OF SALVATION IF ONE HAS FORSAKEN IT BY CHOICE, BECOMING AN APOSTATE. BY THIS CHAPTER WE CAN SEE ONE CAN LOOSE THIER SALVATION ,BECAUSE GOD GAVE US FREE WILL TO CHOOSE.
  • Art
    IN THIS CHAPTER IT IS DISCUSSING THOSE WHO ONCE HAD BEEN SAVED AND KNEW CHRIST AND HIS FORGIVENESS, LOVE AND COMPASSION, LEAVING THAT ESTATE FORSAKING CHRIST TOTALLY LEAVING GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD EXPERIENCED IT. THEY FORSAKE THE TRUTH NO LONGER BELIEVING IN THE PLAN OF SALVATION WITH ALL THEIR HEART, NEVER TO BELIEVE AGAIN. THEN THEY HAVE NO HOPE BECAUSE THEY FORSOOK IT.
  • Alise
    BOOM! V1 let's go on to PERFECTION. Many say no one is perfect, well not in the flesh, but in the spirit we are perfect. It's in the word! Let us not keep repenting and putting Jesus to an open shame before those who are watching us! He's coming for those w/o spot or blemish right? Sounds like he's looking for perfection to me. It's in the word. Let's allow God to perfect us!
  • Derrick Palmer
    I believe osas is true because of the grace Jesus gives to the recipient at the time of belief and confession, I also believe one would be judged according to his actions(works)

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