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Hebrews 6 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:1 - Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[fn] and of faith in God,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:2 - instruction about cleansing rites,[fn] the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:3 - And God permitting, we will do so.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:4 - It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:5 - who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:6 - and who have fallen[fn] away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:7 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:8 - But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:9 - Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:10 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:11 - We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:12 - We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

The Certainty of God’s Promise

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:13 - When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:14 - saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:15 - And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:16 - People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:17 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:18 - 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 set before us may be greatly encouraged.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:19 - We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:20 - where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
NIV Footnotes
Or from useless rituals
Or about baptisms
Or age, 6 if they fall
Or age, 6 if they fall
Gen. 22:17

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