6:1 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,
6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and
of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
6:3 And this will we do, if God permit.
6:4 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.
6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the
world to come,
6:6 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.
6:7 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:
6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers [is] rejected, and
[is] nigh to cursing; whose end [is] to be burned.
6:9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and
things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
6:10 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.
6:11 And we desire every one of you to show the same diligence
to the full assurance of hope to the end:
6:12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through
faith and patience inherit the promises.
6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could
swear by no greater, he swore by himself,
6:14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying
I will multiply thee.
6:15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the
6:16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for
confirmation [is] to them an end of all contradiction.
6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs
of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by
6:18 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:
6:19 Which [hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure
and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the vail;
6:20 Whither the forerunner hath for us entered, [even] Jesus,
made a high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.