Hebrews 6:8-18 (Lexham English Bible)

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8 But [if it]a produces thorns and thistles, [it is] worthless and near to a curse, whose end [is] for burning. 9 But even if we are speaking in this way, dear friends, we are convinced of better [things] concerning you, and belonging to salvation. 10 For God [is] not unjust, [so as] to forget your work and the love which you demonstrated for his name [by]b having served the saints, and continuing to serve [them]. 11 And we desire each one of you to demonstrate the same diligence for the full assurance of [your] hope until the end, 12 in order that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and patience.

The Reliability of God’s Promise

13 For [when]c God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater to swear by, he swore by himself, 14 saying, "Surely {I will greatly bless} you, and {I will greatly multiply} you." 15 And so, [by]d persevering, he obtained the promise. 16 For people swear by what is greater [than themselves], and the oath for confirmation [is the] end of all dispute for them. 17 In the same way God, [because he]e wanted to show even more to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his resolve, guaranteed [it] with an oath, 18 in order that through two unchangeable things, in which [it is] impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge may have powerful encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before [us],
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