New Living Translation
Now when people take an oath, they call on someone greater than themselves to hold them to it. And without any question that oath is binding.
King James Bible
For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
Darby Bible Translation
For men indeed swear by a greater, and with them the oath is a term to all dispute, as making matters sure.
World English Bible
For men indeed swear by a greater one, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.
Young's Literal Translation
for men indeed do swear by the greater, and an end of all controversy to them for confirmation is the oath,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:16 Men generally swear by him who is infinitely greater than themselves, and an oath for confirmation, to confirm what is promised or asserted, usually puts an end to all contradiction. This shows that an oath taken in a religious manner is lawful even under the gospel: otherwise the apostle would never have mentioned it with so much honour, as a proper means to confirm the truth
LibraryThe Gospel Refuge.
THE GOSPEL REFUGE. "We have a strong consolation who have fled for Refuge."--HEB. vi. 18. And now, my young friends, we have finished the survey of our picture-gallery. We have wandered among these six cities in the old land of promise. I shall repeat their names once more, that you may remember them. KEDESH, Holiness. SHECHEM, Shoulder. HEBRON, Fellowship. BEZER, Stronghold. RAMOTH, Exaltation. GOLAN, Joy. What a complete Saviour! In Him "all fullness …
John Ross Macduff—The Cities of Refuge: or, The Name of Jesus
Because There is not a Single Scripture in the Church Epistles Which, Rightly Interpreted, Teaches a Partial Rapture.
A Passage Quoted by the Heretics against Repentance is Explained in Two Ways...
Writings of St. Ambrose.
The neighbor must then take an oath in the presence of the LORD. If the LORD confirms that the neighbor did not steal the property, the owner must accept the verdict, and no payment will be required.
Dear brothers and sisters, here's an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or amend an irrevocable agreement, so it is in this case.
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