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" For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. "
An apology for the true Christian divinity, as the same is held forth ... by ... - Page 551
by Robert Barclay - 1737 - 574 pages
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Sacred Extracts: Or, Books and Chapters Selected from the New and Old ...

Bible - 1788 - 598 pages
...multiplying I will multiply thee. 15 And fo, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promife. 1 6 For men verily fwear by the greater : and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all ftrife. 1 7 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to fhew unto the heirs of promife the immutability...
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A Call to the Unconverted: To Turn and Live; and Accept of Mercy, While ...

Richard Baxter - Conversion - 1791 - 212 pages
...Heb.\\. 13, 1 6, 17, 1 8. Becaufe he can fwear by no greater than himfelf, he faith, " As I live, &V." For men verily fwear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of ftrife : wherein God, willing more abundantly to fhew unto the heirs of promile the immutability qf...
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The History of the Church of Christ: The sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth ...

Joseph Milner - 1812 - 538 pages
...happened about the .beguuiingoi the sixteenth century. t Usher de Christ. Ecc. success. & sta(u. •I an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all , strife." Other scriptures are alleged by them to the same purport. Men who held these things should be acquitted...
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Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 13, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1797 - 450 pages
...Hebrews fpeaks of the cuftom of fwearing judicially without any mark of cenfure or diiapprobation ; 'Men verily fwear by the greater ; and an oath, for confirmation, is to them an end of all ftrif«." But though a nation has an uadoubted right to require the fecurity of an oath upon occafions...
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The Universalist's Miscellany, Or, Philanthropist's Museum, Volume 3

Universalism - 1799 - 404 pages
...fince he could fwear by no greater, he fware by himfelf : for indeed men fwear by a greater Being ; and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all contradiction. Therefore God, being willing to fhew more abundantly to the heirs of promife the immutability...
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Whole Works of the Rev. Mr. John Flavel, Volume 5

John Flavel - 1799 - 684 pages
...(iflting or deftring a Divint teftimony, for the confirmathn of the truth of our teftimony : Heb. vi. 16. " For men verily fwear by the greater ; and an oath for [confir" mation] is to them an end of all ftrife." The corruption of human nature by the fall has made...
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The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy, Volume 1

William Paley - Ethics - 1799 - 432 pages
...Hebrews fpeaks of the cuftorn of fwearing judicially, without any mark of cen^ure or difapprobation : " Men verily fwear by '* the greater ; and an oath, for confirmation, is M to them an end of all ftrife." Upon the ftrength of thefe reafons, we explain our Saviour's words...
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The History of the Church of Christ ...

Joseph Milner - Church history - 1797 - 582 pages
...the honour of God, and the edification of our neighbour, as Appears from Heb. vi. 16. Men fwear by a greater, and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all ftrife." Other Scriptures are alleged by them to the fame purport. Men who held thefe things fhould...
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The Orthodox churchman's magazine; or, A Treasury of divine and ..., Volume 10

1806 - 504 pages
...surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying J will multiply tbet For uien verily swear by a greater, and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. Wherein God, willing to shew to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it...
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The Anti-Jacobin Review and Magazine, Volume 16

English literature - 1803 - 556 pages
...that tl when God made promife to Abraham, becaufc he could (wear by-no greater, he fvvare by himfeif. For men verily fwear by the greater : and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all itnfe : wherein God, willing more abundantly to ihew unto the heirs of promue the immutability of his...
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