New International Version
Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.
King James Bible
Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
Darby Bible Translation
Wherein God, willing to shew more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his purpose, intervened by an oath,
World English Bible
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;
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The heirs of promise - All the believing posterity of Abraham, and the nations of the earth or Gentiles in general.
The immutability of his counsel - His unchangeable purpose, to call the Gentiles to salvation by Jesus Christ; to justify every penitent by faith; to accept faith in Christ for justification in place of personal righteousness; and finally to bring every persevering believer, whether Jew or Gentile, to eternal glory.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
confirmed it. Gr. interposed himself.
Looking at the scope of the whole passage, it appears to us that the Apostle wished to push the disciples on. There is a tendency in the human mind to stop short of the heavenly mark. As soon as ever we have attained to the first principles of religion, have passed through baptism, and understand the resurrection of the dead, there is a tendency in us to sit still; to say, "I have passed from death unto life; here I may take my stand and rest;" whereas, the Christian life was intended not to be a …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856
The Joint Heirs and their Divine Portion
Inconsideration Deplored. Rev. Joshua Priestley.
The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,
God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.
By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.
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