It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened,1 who have tasted the heavenly gift,2 who have shared in the Holy Spirit,35
who have tasted the goodness4 of the word of God5 and the powers of the coming age,
if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance,6 becausea to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God7 all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.
Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God.
But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed.8 In the end it will be burned.