For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,
Treasury of Scripture
Hebrews 6:16-18 For men truly swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife...
Genesis 22:15-18 And the angel of the LORD called to Abraham out of heaven the second time...
Ezekiel 32:13 I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the great waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them any more...
Psalm 105:9,10 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath to Isaac...
Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That to me every knee shall bow...
Jeremiah 22:5 But if you will not hear these words, I swear by myself, said the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.
Jeremiah 49:13 For I have sworn by myself, said the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse...
Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.
Luke 1:73 The oath which he swore to our father Abraham,
ContextGod's Promise is Certain
13For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself, 14Saying, Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you. 15And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16For men truly swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. 17Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us: 19Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil; 20Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For when God made promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he sware by himself,
For God making promise to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom he might swear, swore by himself,
Darby Bible Translation
For God, having promised to Abraham, since he had no greater to swear by, swore by himself,
King James Bible
For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
Young's Literal Translation
For to Abraham God, having made promise, seeing He was able to swear by no greater, did swear by Himself,