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 6:17

  • This Hebrew 6:17 reiterates the faithfulness of God.God understands our frame that we are just humans. He gave us a tangible evidence so that we can believe his counsel. He swore to an oath- what a great God!

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