Parallel Bible results for Hebrews 6:13-20

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Hebrews 6:13-20

RSV 13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, NIV 13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, RSV 14 saying, "Surely I will bless you and multiply you." NIV 14 saying, "I will surely bless you and give you many descendants." RSV 15 And thus Abraham, having patiently endured, obtained the promise. NIV 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. RSV 16 Men indeed swear by a greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. NIV 16 Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. RSV 17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he interposed with an oath, NIV 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. RSV 18 so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible that God should prove false, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us. NIV 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. RSV 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner shrine behind the curtain, NIV 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, RSV 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchiz'edek. NIV 20 where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.