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Hebrews 6:16-17

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6:16 For people 1  swear by something greater than themselves, 2  and the oath serves as a confirmation to end all dispute. 3  6:17 In the same way 4  God wanted to demonstrate more clearly to the heirs of the promise that his purpose was unchangeable, 5  and so he intervened with an oath,

1 tn The plural Greek term ἄνθρωποι (anqrwpoi) is used here in a generic sense, referring to both men and women, and is thus translated “people.”

2 tn Grk “by something greater”; the rest of the comparison (“than themselves”) is implied.

3 tn Grk “the oath for confirmation is an end of all dispute.”

4 tn Grk “in which.”

5 tn Or “immutable” (here and in v. 18); Grk “the unchangeableness of his purpose.”



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