2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3 And this will we do , if * God permit .
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened , and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come ,
6 If they shall fall away , to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh , and put him to an open shame .
7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them * by whom it is dressed , receiveth blessing from God:
8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister .
11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
15 And so, after he had patiently endured , he obtained the promise.
18 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 :
19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;