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

 
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8 But that which bringeth forth thorns and briers is reprobate and very near unto a curse: whose end is to be burnt. 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 dearly beloved, we trust better things of you, and nearer to salvation; though we speak thus. 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, that he should forget your work and the love which you have shewn in his name, you who have ministered and do minister 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 we desire that every one of you shew forth the same carefulness to the accomplishing 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 you become not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience shall 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 God making promises to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom he might swear, 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: Unless blessing I shall bless thee and multiplying I shall multiply thee. 14 saying, "I will surely bless you and give you many descendants."
15 And so patiently enduring he obtained the promise. 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
16 For men swear by one greater than themselves: and an oath for confirmation is the end of all their controversy. 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, meaning more abundantly to shew to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed 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 is impossible for God to lie, we may have the strongest comfort, we who have fled for refuge to hold fast 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.