Modern Literal Version
[Hebrews 6]

     6:1 Hence, having left the word of the beginning principles of Christ, we should carry onto ourmaturity; not putting down again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith upon God, 6:2 of the teaching of immersions*{Or: O.T. ceremonialwashings} and of the laying on of hands and of the resurrection of the dead and of everlasting judgment. 6:3 And we might do this, if indeed* God permits. 6:4 For*it is impossible, those who were once enlightened and have tasted of 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 future world 6:6 and then having fallen away, it is impossibleto renew them again to repentance, because they are again crucifying for themselves the Son of God and disgracing him. 6:7 For* the soil, which drank the rainfall, when* it has come often upon her, and is bearing forth vegetation fit for those because of whom it is also cultivated, receives blessing from God. 6:8 But when* it is bringing forth thorns and thistles, it is unapproved and near to a curse; whose end is *for burning.

     6:9 But, beloved, we have confidence of the better things concerning youĎ and better thingsholding salvation, even if we speak so. 6:10 For* God is not unrighteous to forget yourĎ work and the labor of the love* which youĎ showed toward his name, having served the holy-ones and stillserving them. 6:11 But we are desiring each of youĎ to show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope till the end; 6:12 in order that youĎ should not become sluggish, but imitators of those who are inheriting the promises through faith and patience.

     6:13 For* when* God promised to Abraham, since he was holding no one greater to swear according to, he swore according to himself, 6:14 saying, Absolutely in blessing, I will bless you and in multiplying, I will multiply you. {Gen 22:17}6:15 And thus Abraham, having had patience, obtained the promise. 6:16 For* indeed, men swear according to the greater and the oath made*for confirmation is an end in every dispute of theirs. 6:17 In which God, planning to show even-more to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable will of his plan, intermediated this with an oath; 6:18in order that through two unchangeable matters, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge, to take-hold of the hope that lays before us. 6:19This hope which we have as an anchor of the soul, is both secure and steadfast and entering into the inner side of the curtain; 6:20 where a forerunner Jesus entered on our behalf, having become a high-priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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