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 Hebrews 6:16

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 for Hebrews 6:16

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).

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