But, 1beloved, we are convinced of betterthingsconcerning you, and things that aaccompanysalvation, though we are speaking in thisway.
For 2God is not unjust so as to forget3your work and the lovewhich you have showntoward His name, in having 4ministered and in still ministering to the bsaints.
And we desire that eachone of you show the samediligencecso as to realize the 5fullassurance of 6hopeuntil the end,
12so that you will not be sluggish, but 7imitators of those who through8faith and patience9inherit the promises.
For 10when Godmade the promise to Abraham, since He couldswear by noonegreater, He 11swore by Himself,
14saying, "12I WILL SURELYBLESS YOU AND I WILL SURELYMULTIPLY YOU."
And so, 13having patientlywaited, he obtained the promise.
1614For menswear by donegreater than themselves, and with them 15an oath given as confirmation is an end of everydispute.
17eIn the same way God, desiringevenmore to show to 16the heirs of the promise17the unchangeableness of His purpose, finterposed with an oath,
18so that by twounchangeablethings in which18it is impossible for God to lie, we who have gtakenrefuge would havestrongencouragement to takehold of 19the hopesetbefore us.
19hThis20hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope bothsure and steadfast and one which 21entersiwithin the veil,
2022whereJesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a 23highpriestforeveraccording to the order of Melchizedek.