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When we make a vow, we use the name of someone greater than ourselves, and the vow settles all arguments.
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For men swear by one greater than themselves: and an oath for confirmation is the end of all their controversy.
Hebrews 6:13 For God making promises to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom he might swear, swore by himself,
Genesis 14:22 And he answered him: I lift up my hand to the Lord God the most high, the possessor of heaven and earth,
Genesis 21:23 Swear therefore by God, that thou wilt not hurt me, nor my posterity, nor my stock: but according to the kindness that I have done to thee, thou shalt do to me, and to the land wherein thou hast lived a stranger.
Matthew 23:20-22 He therefore that sweareth by the altar sweareth by it and by all things that are upon it. . . .
Genesis 21:30,31 But he said: Thou shalt take seven ewelambs at my hand: that they may be a testimony for me, that I dug this well. . . .
Genesis 31:53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nachor, the God of their father, judge between us. And Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac:
Exodus 22:11 There shall be an oath between them, that he did not put forth his hand to his neighbour's goods: and the owner shall accept of the oath, and he shall not be compelled to make restitution.
Joshua 9:15-20 And Joshua made peace with them, and entering into a league, promised that they should not be slain: the princes also of the multitude swore to them. . . .
2 Samuel 21:2 Then the king, calling for the Gabaonites, said to them: (Now the Gabaonites were not of the children of Israel, but the remains of the Amorrhites: and the children of Israel had sworn to them, and Saul sought to slay them out of zeal, as it were for the children of Israel and Juda:)
Ezekiel 17:16-20 As I live, saith the Lord God: In the place where the king dwelleth that made him king, whose oath he hath made void, and whose covenant he broke, even in the midst of Babylon shall he die. . . .
ContextGod's Unchangeable Promise
…15And so patiently enduring he obtained the promise. 16For men swear by one greater than themselves: and an oath for confirmation is the end of all their controversy. 17Wherein God, meaning more abundantly to shew to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed an oath:…
There shall be an oath between them, that he did not put forth his hand to his neighbour's goods: and the owner shall accept of the oath, and he shall not be compelled to make restitution.
Brethren (I speak after the manner of man), yet a man's testament, if it be confirmed, no man despiseth nor addeth to it.
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NT Letters: Hebrews 6:16 For men indeed swear by a greater (Heb. He. Hb) Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools