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1 Therefore, leaving behind the initial lessons about the Messiah, let us go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of turning from works that lead to death, trusting God, 1 Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,
2 and instruction about washings, s'mikhah, the resurrection of the dead and eternal punishment. 2 instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
3 And, God willing, this is what we will do. 3 And God permitting, we will do so.
4 For when people have once been enlightened, tasted the heavenly gift, become sharers in the Ruach HaKodesh, 4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit,
5 and tasted the goodness of God's Word and the powers of the 'olam haba - 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age,
6 and then have fallen away - it is impossible to renew them so that they turn from their sin, as long as for themselves they keep executing the Son of God on the stake all over again and keep holding him up to public contempt. 6 if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.
7 For the land that soaks up frequent rains and then brings forth a crop useful to its owners receives a blessing from God; 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 if it keeps producing thorns and thistles, it fails the test and is close to being cursed;w in the end, it will be burned. 8 But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.
9 Now even though we speak this way, dear friends, we are confident that you have the better things that come with being delivered. 9 Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are confident of better things in your case--things that accompany salvation.
10 For God is not so unfair as to forget your work and the love you showed for him in your past service to his people - and in your present service too. 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.
11 However, we want each one of you to keep showing the same diligence right up to the end, when your hope will be realized; 11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.
12 so that you will not become sluggish, but will be imitators of those who by their trust and patience are receiving what has been promised. 12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
13 For when God made his promise to Avraham, he swore an oath to do what he had promised; and since there was no one greater than himself for him to swear by, he swore by himself 13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,
14 and said, "I will certainly bless you, and I will certainly give you many descendants"; 14 saying, "I will surely bless you and give you many descendants."
15 and so, after waiting patiently, Avraham saw the promise fulfilled. 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
16 Now people swear oaths by someone greater than themselves, and confirmation by an oath puts an end to all dispute. 16 Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument.
17 Therefore, when God wanted to demonstrate still more convincingly the unchangeable character of his intentions to those who were to receive what he had promised, he added an oath to the promise; 17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.
18 so that through two unchangeable things, in neither of which God could lie, we, who have fled to take a firm hold on the hope set before us, would be strongly encouraged. 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged.
19 We have this hope as a sure and safe anchor for ourselves, a hope that goes right on through to what is inside the parokhet, 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,
20 where a forerunner has entered on our behalf, namely, Yeshua, who has become a cohen gadol forever, to be compared with Malki-Tzedek. 20 where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.