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Hebrews 6:1-12 (Lexham English Bible)

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A Serious Warning Against Falling Away

1 Therefore, leaving behind the elementary message about Christ, let us move on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and faith in God, 2 teaching about baptisms and laying on of hands, and resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. 3 And this we will do, if God permits. 4 For [it is] impossible [concerning] those who have once been enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and become sharers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the coming age, 6 and having fallen away, to renew [them] again to repentance, [because they]a have crucified again for themselves the Son of God and held him up to contempt. 7 For ground that drinks the rain that comes often upon it, and brings forth vegetation usable to those [people] {for whose sake}b [it is] also cultivated, shares a blessing from God. 8 But [if it]c produces thorns and thistles, [it is] worthless and near to a curse, whose end [is] for burning. 9 But even if we are speaking in this way, dear friends, we are convinced of better [things] concerning you, and belonging to salvation. 10 For God [is] not unjust, [so as] to forget your work and the love which you demonstrated for his name [by]d having served the saints, and continuing to serve [them]. 11 And we desire each one of you to demonstrate the same diligence for the full assurance of [your] hope until the end, 12 in order that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and patience.
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