Hebrews 6 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore leaving elementary instruction about the Christ, let us advance to mature manhood and not be continually re-laying a foundation of repentance from lifeless works and of faith in 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 or of teaching about ceremonial washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and the last judgement. 2 instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
3 And advance we will, if God permits us to do so. 3 And God permitting, we will do so.
4 For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once for all been enlightened, and have tasted the sweetness of the heavenly gift, and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 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 have realized how good the word of God is and how mighty are the powers of the coming Age, and then fell away-- 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age,
6 it is impossible, I say, to keep bringing them back to a new repentance, for, to their own undoing, they are repeatedly crucifying the Son of God afresh and exposing Him to open shame. 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 land which has drunk in the rain that often falls upon it, and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sakes, indeed, it is tilled, has a share in God's blessing. 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 only yields a mass of thorns and briers, it is considered worthless, and is in danger of being cursed, and in the end will be destroyed by fire. 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 But we, even while we speak in this tone, have a happier conviction concerning you, my dearly-loved friends--a conviction of things which point towards salvation. 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 unjust so that He is unmindful of your labour and of the love which you have manifested towards Himself in having rendered services to His people and in still rendering them. 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 But we long for each of you to continue to manifest the same earnestness, with a view to your enjoying fulness of hope to the very End; 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 may not become half-hearted, but be imitators of those who through faith and patient endurance are now heirs to the promises. 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 gave the promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater 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 saying, "Assuredly I will bless you and bless you, I will increase you and increase you." 14 saying, "I will surely bless you and give you many descendants."
15 And so, as the result of patient waiting, our forefather obtained what God had promised. 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
16 For men swear by what is greater than themselves; and with them an oath in confirmation of a statement always puts an end to a dispute. 16 Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument.
17 In the same way, since it was God's desire to display more convincingly to the heirs of the promise how unchangeable His purpose was, 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 He added an oath, in order that, through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for Him to prove false, we may possess mighty encouragement--we who, for safety, have hastened to lay hold of the hope set before us. 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 That hope we have as an anchor of the soul--an anchor that can neither break nor drag. It passes in behind the veil, 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,
20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner on our behalf, having become, like Melchizedek, a High Priest for ever. 20 where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.