6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
6:1 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,

6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
6:2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

6:3 And this will we do, if God permit.
6:3 And this we will do if God permits.

6:4 For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit,

6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6:5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,

6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.
6:6 if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.

6:7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
6:7 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;

6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers [is] rejected, and [is] nigh unto cursing; whose end [is] to be burned.
6:8 but if it bears thorns and briars, it is rejected and near to being cursed, 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.
6:9 But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner.

6:10 For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
6:10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
6:11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end,

6:12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
6:12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those 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 sware by himself,
6:13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,

6:14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.
6:14 saying, "Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you."

6:15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
6:15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

6:16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation [is] to them an end of all strife.
6:16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute.

6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath:
6:17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath,

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:
6:18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.

6:19 Which [hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
6:19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil,

6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, [even] Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
6:20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.