Passage: Hebrews 6:13-20 (RSV)

Hebrews 6

13For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself,
14saying, "Surely I will bless you and multiply you."
15And thus Abraham, having patiently endured, obtained the promise.
16Men indeed swear by a greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation.
17So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he interposed with an oath,
18so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible that God should prove false, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us.
19We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner shrine behind the curtain,
20where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchiz'edek.

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