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Hebrews 6:12-15

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6:12 so that you may not be sluggish, 1  but imitators of those who through faith and perseverance inherit the promises.

6:13 Now when God made his promise to Abraham, since he could swear by no one greater, he swore by himself, 6:14 saying, “Surely I will bless you greatly and multiply your descendants abundantly.” 2  6:15 And so by persevering, Abraham 3  inherited the promise.

1 tn Or “dull.”

2 tn Grk “in blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply you,” the Greek form of a Hebrew idiom showing intensity.

sn A quotation from Gen 22:17.

3 tn Grk “he”; in the translation the referent (Abraham) has been specified for clarity.



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