Hebrews 6:17
Good News Translation
To those who were to receive what he promised, God wanted to make it very clear that he would never change his purpose; so he added his vow to the promise.

Contemporary English Version
So when God wanted to prove for certain his promise to his people could not be broken, he made a vow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherein God, meaning more abundantly to shew to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed an oath:

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Wherein God, meaning more abundantly to shew to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed an oath:

more.

Psalm 36:8 They shall be inebriated with the plenty of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the torrent of thy pleasure.

Songs 5:1 Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat the fruit of his apple trees. I am come into my garden, O my sister, my spouse, I have gathered my myrrh, with my aromatical spices: I have eaten the honeycomb with my honey, I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends, and drink, and be inebriated, my dearly beloved.

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unjust man his thoughts, and let him return to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God: for he is bountiful to forgive.

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal and to kill and to destroy. I am come that they may have life and may have it more abundantly.

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy hath regenerated us unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead:

the heirs.

Hebrews 6:12 That you become not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience shall inherit the promises.

Hebrews 11:7,9 By faith Noe, having received an answer concerning those things which as yet were not seen, moved with fear, framed the ark for the saving of his house: by the which he condemned the world and was instituted heir of the justice which is by faith. . . .

Romans 8:17 And if sons, heirs also; heirs indeed of God and joint heirs with Christ: yet so, if we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him.

Galatians 3:29 And if you be Christ's, then are you the seed of Abraham, heirs according to the promise.

James 2:5 Hearken, my dearest brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him?

1 Peter 3:7 Ye husbands, likewise dwelling with them according to knowledge, giving honour to the female as to the weaker vessel and as to the co-heirs of the grace of life: that your prayers be not hindered.

the immutability.

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have the strongest comfort, we who have fled for refuge to hold fast the hope set before us.

Job 23:13,14 For he is alone, and no man can turn away his thought: and whatsoever his soul hath desired, that hath he done. . . .

Psalm 33:11 But the counsel of the Lord standeth for ever: the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

Proverbs 19:21 There are many thoughts in the heart of a man: but the will of the Lord shall stand firm.

Isaiah 14:24,26,27 The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying: Surely as I have thought, so shall it be: and as I have purposed, . . .

Isaiah 46:10 Remember the former age, for I am God, and there is no God beside, neither is there the like to me:

Isaiah 54:9,10 This thing is to me as in the days of Noe, to whom I swore, that I would no more bring in the waters of Noe upon the earth: so have I sworn not to be angry with thee, and not to rebuke thee. . . .

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be, which shall go forth from my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall do whatsoever I please, and shall prosper in the things for which I sent it.

Jeremiah 33:20,21,25,26 Thus saith the Lord: if my covenant, with the day can be made void, and my covenant with the night, that there should not be day and night in their season: . . .

Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, and I change not: and you the sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Romans 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are without repentance.

James 1:17 Every best gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change nor shadow of alteration.

confirmed it.

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

Genesis 26:28 And they answered: We saw that the Lord is with thee, and therefore we said: Let there be an oath between us, and let us make a covenant,

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.

Context
God's Unchangeable 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: 18That by two immutable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have the strongest comfort, we who have fled for refuge to hold fast the hope set before us.…
Cross References
Psalm 110:4
The Lord hath sworn, and he will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech.

Proverbs 19:21
There are many thoughts in the heart of a man: but the will of the Lord shall stand firm.

Ephesians 1:11
In whom we also are called by lot, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things according to the counsel of his will.

Hebrews 6:18
That by two immutable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have the strongest comfort, we who have fled for refuge to hold fast the hope set before us.

Hebrews 11:9
By faith he abode in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in cottages, with Isaac and Jacob, the co-heirs of the same promise.

Additional Translations
So when God wanted to make the unchanging nature of His purpose very clear to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath.

in which God, desiring to show more abundantly the unchangeableness of His purpose to the heirs of the promise, guaranteed it by an oath,

Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

Wherein God, being minded to show more abundantly unto the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath;

Wherein God, willing to shew more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his purpose, intervened by an oath,

Wherein God, being minded to shew more abundantly unto the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath:

Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

In the same way, since it was God's desire to display more convincingly to the heirs of the promise how unchangeable His purpose was,

In this way God, being determined to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath;

in which God, more abundantly willing to shew to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, did interpose by an oath,
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