(Greek NT - Byz./Maj.) Hebrews 6:1 dio afente" ton th" arch" tou cristou logon epi thn teleiothta ferwmeqa mh palin qemelion kataballomenoi metanoia" apo nekrwn ergwn kai pistew" epi qeon 2 baptismwn didach" epiqesew" te ceirwn anastasew" te nekrwn kai krimato" aiwniou 3 kai touto poihswmen eanper epitreph o qeo" 4 adunaton gar tou" apax fwtisqenta" geusamenou" te th" dwrea" th" epouraniou kai metocou" genhqenta" pneumato" agiou 5 kai kalon geusamenou" qeou rhma dunamei" te mellonto" aiwno" 6 kai parapesonta" palin anakainizein ei" metanoian anastaurounta" eautoi" ton uion tou qeou kai paradeigmatizonta" 7 gh gar h piousa ton ep auth" pollaki" ercomenon ueton kai tiktousa botanhn euqeton ekeinoi" di ou" kai gewrgeitai metalambanei eulogia" apo tou qeou 8 ekferousa de akanqa" kai tribolou" adokimo" kai katara" eggu" h" to telo" ei" kausin 9 pepeismeqa de peri umwn agaphtoi ta kreissona kai ecomena swthria" ei kai outw" laloumen 10 ou gar adiko" o qeo" epilaqesqai tou ergou umwn kai tou kopou th" agaph" h" enedeixasqe ei" to onoma autou diakonhsante" toi" agioi" kai diakonounte" 11 epiqumoumen de ekaston umwn thn authn endeiknusqai spoudhn pro" thn plhroforian th" elpido" acri telou" 12 ina mh nwqroi genhsqe mimhtai de twn dia pistew" kai makroqumia" klhronomountwn ta" epaggelia" 13 tw gar abraam epaggeilameno" o qeo" epei kat oudeno" eicen meizono" omosai wmosen kaq eautou 14 legwn h mhn eulogwn euloghsw se kai plhqunwn plhqunw se 15 kai outw" makroqumhsa" epetucen th" epaggelia" 16 anqrwpoi men gar kata tou meizono" omnuousin kai pash" autoi" antilogia" pera" ei" bebaiwsin o orko" 17 en w perissoteron boulomeno" o qeo" epideixai toi" klhronomoi" th" epaggelia" to ametaqeton th" boulh" autou emesiteusen orkw 18 ina dia duo pragmatwn ametaqetwn en oi" adunaton yeusasqai qeon iscuran paraklhsin ecwmen oi katafugonte" krathsai th" prokeimenh" elpido" 19 hn w" agkuran ecomen th" yuch" asfalh te kai bebaian kai eisercomenhn ei" to eswteron tou katapetasmato" 20 opou prodromo" uper hmwn eishlqen ihsou" kata thn taxin melcisedek arciereu" genomeno" ei" ton aiwna
(NKJV) Hebrews 6:1
The Peril of Not Progressing
1 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3 And this we willy do if God permits.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 if they fall away,z to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.
7 For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; 8 but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.
A Better Estimate
9 But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner. 10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor ofa love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
God's Infallible Purpose in Christ
13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.”b 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we mightc have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
(NKJV Notes) Hebrews 6:3 6:3 y M-Text reads let us do.
6:6 z Or and have fallen away
6:10 a NU-Text omits labor of.
6:14 b Genesis 22:17
6:18 c M-Text omits might.