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Hebrews 6:16


For people 1  swear by something greater than themselves, 2  and the oath serves as a confirmation to end all dispute. 3 


Ge 14:22; Ge 21:23; Ge 21:30,31; Ge 31:53; Ex 22:11; Jos 9:15-20; 2Sa 21:2; Eze 17:16-20; Mt 23:20-22; Heb 6:13

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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.”

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

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

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