Hebrews 6:13-20 LEB

The Reliability of God’s Promise

13 For [when]a God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater to swear by, he swore by himself,

References for Hebrews 6:13

    •  6:13 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the temporal participle ("made a promise")
      14 saying, "Surely {I will greatly bless} you, and {I will greatly multiply} you."
      15 And so, [by]b persevering, he obtained the promise.

      References for Hebrews 6:15

        • Ž 6:15 - *Here "[by]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("persevering") which is understood as means
          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]c wanted to show even more to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his resolve, guaranteed [it] with an oath,

          References for Hebrews 6:17

            •  6:17 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("wanted") which is understood as causal
              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],
              19 which we have like an anchor of the soul, both firm and steadfast, and entering into the inside of the curtain,
              20 where Jesus, the forerunner for us, entered, [because he]d became a high priest {forever}e according to the order of Melchizedek.

              References for Hebrews 6:20

                •  6:20 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("became") which is understood as causal
                • ‘ 6:20 - Literally "to the age"