Parallel Bible results for Hebrews 6:8-18

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Hebrews 6:8-18

CJB 8 but if it keeps producing thorns and thistles, it fails the test and is close to being cursed;w in the end, it will be burned. NIV 8 But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned. CJB 9 Now even though we speak this way, dear friends, we are confident that you have the better things that come with being delivered. NIV 9 Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are confident of better things in your case--things that accompany salvation. CJB 10 For God is not so unfair as to forget your work and the love you showed for him in your past service to his people - and in your present service too. NIV 10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. CJB 11 However, we want each one of you to keep showing the same diligence right up to the end, when your hope will be realized; NIV 11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. CJB 12 so that you will not become sluggish, but will be imitators of those who by their trust and patience are receiving what has been promised. NIV 12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. CJB 13 For when God made his promise to Avraham, he swore an oath to do what he had promised; and since there was no one greater than himself for him to swear by, 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, CJB 14 and said, "I will certainly bless you, and I will certainly give you many descendants"; NIV 14 saying, "I will surely bless you and give you many descendants." CJB 15 and so, after waiting patiently, Avraham saw the promise fulfilled. NIV 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. CJB 16 Now people swear oaths by someone greater than themselves, and confirmation by an oath puts an end to all dispute. NIV 16 Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. CJB 17 Therefore, when God wanted to demonstrate still more convincingly the unchangeable character of his intentions to those who were to receive what he had promised, he added an oath to the promise; 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. CJB 18 so that through two unchangeable things, in neither of which God could lie, we, who have fled to take a firm hold on the hope set before us, would be strongly encouraged. 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.