Hebrews 6:15

15 And thus Abraham,[a]1having patiently waited, obtained the promise.

Hebrews 6:15 Meaning and Commentary

Hebrews 6:15

And so, after he had patiently endured
He waited long for a son, from whom the Messiah was to spring, after he had had the promise of one; and he endured many afflictions with patience, in his journeys from place to place, throughout his life to the end:

he obtained the promise;
he was greatly blessed in temporal things; he lived to see the son of the promise, and his sons; he saw the day of Christ by faith, and now inherits the heavenly glory, which is the thing chiefly designed.

Hebrews 6:15 In-Context

13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself,
14 saying, "Surely I will bless you and multiply you."
15 And thus Abraham,having patiently waited, obtained the promise.
16 For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation.
17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath,

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver. 12, 17; [Hebrews 7:6]; See Romans 4:13

Footnotes 1

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