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Hebrews 6:13-20 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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13 When God made a promise to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, 13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,
14 saying, "I will surely bless you and multiply you." 14 saying, "I will surely bless you and give you many descendants."
15 And thus Abraham, having patiently endured, obtained the promise. 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
16 Human beings, of course, swear by someone greater than themselves, and an oath given as confirmation puts an end to all dispute. 16 Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument.
17 In the same way, when God desired to show even more clearly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it by an oath, 17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.
18 so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible that God would prove false, we who have taken refuge might be strongly encouraged to seize the hope set before us. 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged.
19 We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the curtain, 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,
20 where Jesus, a forerunner on our behalf, has entered, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. 20 where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.