Hebrews 6:5-15 NIV

5 who have tasted the goodness1 of the word of God2 and the powers of the coming age,

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6 if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance,3 becausea to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God4 all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.

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    • b 6:6 - Or "repentance while"
      7 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.
      8 But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed.5 In the end it will be burned.

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      9 Even though we speak like this, dear friends,6 we are confident of better things in your case--things that accompany salvation.

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      10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.7

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      11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope8 sure.

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      12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate9 those who through faith and patience10 inherit what has been promised.11

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      The Certainty of God's Promise

      13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,12

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      14 saying, "I will surely bless you and give you many descendants."b13

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      15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.14

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