11 And we desire that each one of you demonstrate the same diligence [a]so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,12 so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and endurance inherit the promises.
13 For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear an oath by no one greater, He swore by Himself,14 saying, “indeed I will greatly bless you and I will greatly multiply you.”15 And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.16 For people swear an oath by [b]one greater than themselves, and with them an oath serving as confirmation is an end of every dispute.17 [c]In the same way God, desiring even more to demonstrate to the heirs of the promise [d]the fact that His purpose is unchangeable, [e]confirmed it with an oath,18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to hold firmly to the hope set before us.19 [f]This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and reliable and one which enters [g]within the veil,
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