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" For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Page 108
1823
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A Call to the Unconverted: Now Or Never; and Fifty Reasons why a Sinner ...

Richard Baxter - 1825 - 424 pages
...and life. And as the apostle saith, " Because he can swear by no greater, he swaie by himself. For men verily swear by the greater : and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of strife. Wherein God willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his...
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The theology of the early patriarchs, illustrated by an appeal to ..., Volume 2

Thomas Tregenna Biddulph - 1825 - 480 pages
...multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For men verily swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is to them an ead of all strife. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability...
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A Treatise on Christian Doctrine: Compiled from the Holy ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1825
...of an oath. Exod. xx. 7. ' thou shalt not take the name of Jehovah thy God in vain.' Heb. vi. 1 6. ' men verily swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is to them the end of all strife.' An oath involving a promise is to be observed, even contrary to our interest,...
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A Treatise on Christian Doctrine: Compiled from the Holy Scriptures Alone

John Milton - 1825 - 794 pages
...solemnity of an oath. Exod. xx. 7. thou shalt not take the name of Jehovah thy God in vain. Heb. vi. 16. men verily swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is to them the end of all strife. An oath involving a promise is to be observed, even contrary to our interest,...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1826 - 870 pages
...honour of God, and the edification of our neigh, boars, as appears from Heb. vi. 16, Men swear by a greater, and 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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Elements of Moral Philosophy and of Christian Ethics, Volume 2

Daniel Dewar - 1826
...the last means to which mankind can have recourse, to ascertain each other's veracity. In this view " men verily swear by the greater : and an oath for confirmation, is an end of all strife." They of necessity must give greater credit to it than to a bare affirmation,...
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Elements of Moral Philosophy, Volume 2

Daniel Dewar - 1826
...the last means to which mankind can have recourse, to ascertain each other's veracity. In this view " men verily swear by the greater : and an oath for confirmation, is an end of all strife." They of necessity must give greater credit to it than to a bare affirmation,...
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The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy

William Paley - 1827 - 374 pages
...that, to spare you, I came not as yet to Corinth " Both these expressions contain the nature of oaths. The epistle to the Hebrews speaks of the custom of...swear by the greater; and " an oath, for confirmation, ia-to them an end of all strife." Upon the strength of these reasons, we explain our Saviour's words...
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The Orations of Demosthenes: Against Timocrates, Aristogiton, Aphobus ...

Demosthenes, Charles Rann Kennedy - 1914 - 468 pages
...same manner. yon, I came not as yet to Corinth.' Both these expressions contain the nature of oaths. The epistle to the Hebrews speaks of the custom of...for confirmation, is to them an end of all strife.' " Upon the strength of these reasons, we explain our Saviour's words to relate, not to judicial oaths,...
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Country Sermons. New Series, Volume 1

Frederick Kuegele - 1915 - 298 pages
...swears by the highest which He has, by His own life. And of the oath the Epistle to the Hebrews says: "Men, verily, swear by the greater; and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife." If the oath of an honest man makes an end of strife, much rather should God's oath settle it with us...
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