Hebrews 6 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For this reason let us go on from the first things about Christ to full growth; not building again that on which it is based, that is, the turning of the heart from dead works, and 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 The teaching of baptisms, and of the putting on of hands, and of the future life of the dead, and of the judging on the last day. 2 instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
3 Now we will do this, if God lets us. 3 And God permitting, we will do so.
4 As for those who at one time saw the light, tasting the good things from heaven, and having their part in 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 With knowledge of the good word of God, and of the powers of the coming time, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age,
6 And then let themselves be turned away, it is not possible for their hearts to be made new a second time; because they themselves put the Son of God on the cross again, openly shaming him. 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 a land, drinking in the frequent rain and producing good plants for those for whom it is worked, has 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 sends up thorns and evil plants, it is of no use and is ready to be cursed; its only end is to 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 But, my loved ones, though we say this, we are certain that you have better things in you, things which go with 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 true, and will not put away from him the memory of your work and of your love for his name, in the help which you gave and still give to the saints. 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 And it is our desire that you may all keep the same high purpose in certain hope to the 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 be slow in heart, but may take as your example those to whom God has given their heritage, because of their faith and their long waiting. 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 oath to Abraham, because there was no greater oath, he made it 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, Be certain that I will give you my blessing, and make your numbers very great. 14 saying, "I will surely bless you and give you many descendants."
15 And so, when he had been waiting calmly for a long time, God's word to him was put into effect. 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
16 For men at all times make their oaths by what is greater; and any argument is ended by the decision of the oath. 16 Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument.
17 So that when it was God's desire to make it specially clear to those who by his word were to have the heritage, that his purpose was fixed, he made it more certain with an oath; 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 we, who have gone in flight from danger to the hope which has been put before us, may have a strong comfort in two unchanging things, in which it is not possible for God to be false; 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 And this hope is like a strong band for our souls, fixed and certain, and going in to that which is inside 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 gone before us, as a high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. 20 where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.