Hebrews 6:8-18 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto 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 labour of love, which ye have shewed toward 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 that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto 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 sware 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 strife. 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 shew unto 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.