13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, qHe swore by Himself, 14 saying, r“Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the spromise. 16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and tan oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to uthe heirs of promise vthe 6immutability of His counsel, 7confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two 8immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to wlie, we 9might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope xset before us.
19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, yand which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 zwhere the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, ahaving become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
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