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Hebrews 6 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Danger of Falling Away

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:1 -

Therefore leaving the [fn]elementary teaching about the [fn]Christ, let us press on to [fn]maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:2 - of instruction about [fn]washings and laying on of hands, and about the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:3 - And this we will do, if God permits.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:4 - For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:5 - and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:6 - and then have [fn]fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, [fn]since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:7 - For ground that drinks the rain which often [fn]falls on it and produces vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:8 - but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and [fn]close to being cursed, and [fn]it ends up being burned.

Better Things for You

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:9 -

But, beloved, we are convinced of better things regarding you, and things that [fn]accompany salvation, even though we are speaking in this way.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:10 - For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, by having served and by still serving the [fn]saints.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:11 - And we desire that each one of you demonstrate the same diligence [fn]so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:12 - so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and endurance inherit the promises.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:13 -

For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear an oath by no one greater, He swore by Himself,

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:15 - And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:16 - For people swear an oath by [fn]one greater than themselves, and with them an oath serving as confirmation is an end of every dispute.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:17 - [fn]In the same way God, desiring even more to demonstrate to the heirs of the promise [fn]the fact that His purpose is unchangeable, [fn]confirmed it with an oath,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:18 - so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to hold firmly to the hope set before us.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:19 - [fn]This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and reliable and one which enters [fn]within the veil,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:20 - where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit word of the beginning
I.e., Messiah
Or perfection
Or baptisms
Or committed apostasy; i.e., renounced the faith
Or while
Lit comes
Lit near to a curse
Lit whose end is for burning
Or belong to
Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
Lit to the full
Or Him who is greater
Lit In which
Lit the unchangeableness of His
Or mediated
Lit Which hope we have
Or inside

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