Hebrews 6:17

“Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherein God willing more abundantly to shewe vnto the heyres of promise the immutabilitie of his counsell, confirmed it by an oath:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherein God, being minded to show more abundantly unto the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath;
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that when it was God's desire to make it specially clear to those who by his word were to have the heritage, that his purpose was fixed, he made it more certain with an oath;
- Basic English Bible

Wherein God, willing to shew more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his purpose, intervened by an oath,
- Darby Bible

Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
- Webster's Bible

In the same way, since it was God's desire to display more convincingly to the heirs of the promise how unchangeable His purpose was,
- Weymouth Bible

In this way God, being determined to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath;
- World English Bible

In which thing God willynge to schewe plenteuouslier to the eiris of his biheest the sadnesse of his counsel,
- Wycliffe Bible

in which God, more abundantly willing to shew to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, did interpose by an oath,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 6:17


6:17 God interposed by an oath - Amazing condescension! He who is greatest of all acts as if he were a middle person; as if while he swears, he were less than himself, by whom he swears! Thou that hearest the promise, dost thou not yet believe?


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 6:17


Heb 6:17 Wherein God . . . confirmed [it] by the an oath. God, out of condescension to that human weakness which puts more confidence in an oath than in the bare word, confirmed his promise by an oath.

Discussion for Hebrews 6

  • BSP
    Verse 19: Hope can act as an anchor for our souls. We can keep our emotional, mental, and spiritual equilibrium by having hope when we face the rough seas and stormy trials of life.
  • 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!

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