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Hebrews 6 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith towards 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 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 2 instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
3 And this will we do, if God permit. 3 And God permitting, we will do so.
4 For [it is] impossible for those who have been once enlightened, and have tasted 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 tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age,
6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an 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 the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh often upon it, and bringeth forth herbs fit for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth 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 that which beareth thorns and briers [is] rejected, and [is] nigh to cursing; whose 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, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. 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 unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have shown towards his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 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 every one of you to show the same diligence to the full assurance of 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 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit 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 made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, 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 blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. 14 saying, "I will surely bless you and give you many descendants."
15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation [is] to them an end of all contradiction. 16 Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument.
17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by 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 That by two immutable things, in which [it was] impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon 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 [hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the vail; 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,
20 Whither the forerunner hath for us entered, [even] Jesus, made a high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 20 where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.