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That 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 upon the hope set before us:

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

6:18 for God to lie. With the omnipotent God, all things are possible (Luke 18:27) except to lie (Titus 1:2). In fact, whatever He says is true, by definition (Psalm 33:4). He cannot say or do anything contrary to His very nature.

6:19 within the veil. Contrast the testimony of Hebrews 13:13. The Lord Jesus Christ, our High Priest, with His own shed blood, is our approach to God “within the veil” (Leviticus 16:15), because He first bore our reproach before God as He shed His blood “without the camp.”

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