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Hebrews 6 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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, 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 teaching about baptisms and laying on of hands, and resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. 2 instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
3 And this we will do, if God permits. 3 And God permitting, we will do so.
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, 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 tasted the good word of God and the powers of the coming age, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age,
6 and having fallen away, to renew [them] again to repentance, [because they] have crucified again for themselves the Son of God and held him up to 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 ground that drinks the rain that comes often upon it, and brings forth vegetation usable to those [people] {for whose sake} [it is] also cultivated, shares 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] produces thorns and thistles, [it is] worthless and near to a curse, whose end [is] for burning. 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 even if we are speaking in this way, dear friends, we are convinced of better [things] concerning you, and belonging to 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 as] to forget your work and the love which you demonstrated for his name [by] having served the saints, and continuing to serve [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 And we desire each one of you to demonstrate the same diligence for the full assurance of [your] hope until 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 in order that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and patience. 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 a 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, "Surely {I will greatly bless} you, and {I will greatly multiply} you." 14 saying, "I will surely bless you and give you many descendants."
15 And so, [by] persevering, he obtained the promise. 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
16 For people swear by what is greater [than themselves], and the oath for confirmation [is the] end of all dispute for them. 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 God, [because he] wanted to show even more to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his resolve, guaranteed [it] 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 in order that through two unchangeable things, in which [it is] impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge may have powerful encouragement to hold fast to 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 which we have like an anchor of the soul, both firm and steadfast, and entering into the inside of the curtain, 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, the forerunner for us, entered, [because he] became a high priest {forever} according to 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.