Hebrews 6:18

“That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lye, wee might haue a strong consolation, who haue fled for refuge to lay hold vpon the hope set before vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us:
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that we, who have gone in flight from danger to the hope which has been put before us, may have a strong comfort in two unchanging things, in which it is not possible for God to be false;
- Basic English Bible

that by two unchangeable things, in which [it was] impossible that God should lie, we might have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us,
- Darby Bible

That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
- Webster's Bible

He added an oath, in order that, through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for Him to prove false, we may possess mighty encouragement--we who, for safety, have hastened to lay hold of the hope set before us.
- Weymouth Bible

that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to take hold of the hope set before us.
- World English Bible

puttide bitwixe an ooth, that bi twey thingis vnmeuable, bi whiche it is impossible that God lie, we han a strengeste solace, `we that fleen togidere to holde the hope that is put forth to vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

that through two immutable things, in which [it is] impossible for God to lie, a strong comfort we may have who did flee for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before [us],
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 6:18


6:18 That by two unchangeable things - His promise and his oath, in either, much more in both of which, it was impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation - Swallowing up all doubt and fear. Who have fled - After having been tossed by many storms. To lay hold on the hope set before us - On Christ, the object of our hope, and the glory we hope for through him.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 6:18


Heb 6:18 That by two immutable things. By his word of promise, and by his oath, neither of which could ever be broken. We might have a strong consolation. In the absolute certainty of God's promises who had fled for refuge. Fled from the wrath revealed against sin to the Gospel with its promises and blessed hopes.

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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