Hebrews 6:10-19

Mace(i) 10 for God is too just to his promise not to regard your piety, and the love which you have shewn to the christian religion by the assistance ye have given to the saints, and still continue to give. 11 but we desire that every one of you may shew the same concern, continuing to discharge the condition upon which your hopes are founded: that ye be not unactive, 12 but imitate the example of those who by faith and patience have obtain'd the inheritance that was promis'd to them. 13 For when God gave his promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, saying, 14 "surely I will heap blessings upon thee, and will give thee a numerous posterity." 15 and after he had patiently waited, he obtained what was promised. 16 for when men swear by a superior, the ratifying what they say with an oath, puts an end to all further debate. 17 wherefore God was willing to give the heirs of promise a stronger proof of the immutability of his counsel, by the intervention of an oath: 18 that by two immutable things in which it was impossible for God to deceive us, we, who have no other refuge to fly to, but to maintain our present hopes, 19 might have strong consolation to serve as a sure and stedfast anchor to the soul: till it arrives within the veil,