Hebrews 6:13
Good News Translation
When God made his promise to Abraham, he made a vow to do what he had promised. Since there was no one greater than himself, he used his own name when he made his vow.

Contemporary English Version
No one is greater than God. So he made a promise in his own name when he said to Abraham,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For God making promises to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom he might swear, swore by himself,

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For God making promises to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom he might swear, swore by himself,

he sware.

Hebrews 6:16-18 For men swear by one greater than themselves: and an oath for confirmation is the end of all their controversy. . . .

Genesis 22:15-18 And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven, saying: . . .

Ezekiel 32:13 I will destroy also all the beasts thereof that were beside the great waters: and the foot of man shall trouble them no more, neither shall the hoof of beasts trouble them.

Psalm 105:9,10 Which he made to Abraham; and his oath to Isaac: . . .

Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word of justice shall go out of my mouth, and shall not return:

Jeremiah 22:5 But if you will not hearken to these words: I swear by myself, saith the Lord, that this house shall become a desolation.

Jeremiah 49:13 For I have sworn by myself, saith the Lord, that Bosra shall become a desolation, and a reproach, and a desert, and a curse: and all her cities shall be everlasting wastes.

Micah 7:20 Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, the mercy to Abraham: which thou hast sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

Luke 1:73 The oath, which he swore to Abraham our father, that he would grant to us.

Context
God's Unchangeable Promise
12That you become not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience shall inherit the promises. 13For God making promises to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom he might swear, swore by himself, 14Saying: Unless blessing I shall bless thee and multiplying I shall multiply thee.…
Cross References
Genesis 22:16
By my own self have I sworn, saith the Lord: because thou hast done this thing, and hast not spared thy only begotten son for my sake:

Exodus 32:13
Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou sworest by thy own self, saying: I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven: and this whole land that I have spoken of, I will give to your seed, and you shall possess it for ever:

Deuteronomy 1:8
Behold, said he, I have delivered it to you: go in and possess it, concerning which the Lord swore to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that he would give it to them, and to their seed after them.

Isaiah 45:23
I have sworn by myself, the word of justice shall go out of my mouth, and shall not return:

Jeremiah 22:5
But if you will not hearken to these words: I swear by myself, saith the Lord, that this house shall become a desolation.

Jeremiah 44:26
Therefore hear ye the word of the Lord, all Juda, you that dwell in the land of Egypt: Behold I have sworn by my great name, saith the Lord: that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Juda, in the land of Egypt, saying: The Lord God liveth.

Luke 1:73
The oath, which he swore to Abraham our father, that he would grant to us.

Galatians 3:15
Brethren (I speak after the manner of man), yet a man's testament, if it be confirmed, no man despiseth nor addeth to it.

Galatians 3:18
For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise. But God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Additional Translations
When God made His promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself,

For God, having made His promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, swore by Himself,

For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,

For when God made promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he sware by himself,

For God, having promised to Abraham, since he had no greater to swear by, swore by himself,

For when God made promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he sware by himself,

For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,

For when God gave the promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself,

For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he swore by himself,

For to Abraham God, having made promise, seeing He was able to swear by no greater, did swear by Himself,
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