For the earth that drinketh rain oft coming on it, and bringeth forth suitable herb to them of which it is tilled [Forsooth the earth drinking rain oft coming upon it, and bringing forth covenable herb to them of whom it is tilled], taketh blessing of God.
But that that is bringing forth thorns and briers, is reprovable, and next to curse, whose ending shall be into burning.
But, ye most dear-worthy, we trust of you better things, and near(er) to health, though we speak so.
For God is not unjust, that he forget your work and love, which ye have showed in his name; for ye have ministered to saints, and minister.
And we covet that each of you show the same busyness to the filling of hope [to the full-filling of hope] into the end;
that ye be not made slow, but also followers of them, which by faith and patience shall inherit the promises.
For God promising to Abraham, for he had none greater, by whom he should swear, swore by himself,
and said [saying], I blessing shall bless thee, and I multiplying shall multiply thee;
and so he long abiding had the promise. [and so he long suffering got repromission.]
For men swear by a greater than themselves, and the end of all their plea [and the end of all their controversy, or debate,] is an oath to confirmation.
In which thing God willing to show plenteouslier to the heirs of his promise the firmness of his counsel, put betwixt an oath, [+In which thing God willing to show plenteouslier to the heirs of his promise the unmoveableness, or firmness, of his counsel, put between an oath,]