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Hebraeos 6 Biblia Sacra Vulgata (VULGATE)

Quapropter intermittentes inchoationis Christi sermonem, ad perfectiora feramur, non rursum jacientes fundamentum poenitentiae ab operibus mortuis, et fidei ad Deum,

baptismatum doctrinae, impositionis quoque manuum, ac resurrectionis mortuorum, et judicii aeterni.

Et hoc faciemus, si quidem permiserit Deus.

Impossibile est enim eos qui semel sunt illuminati, gustaverunt etiam donum caeleste, et participes facti sunt Spiritus Sancti,

gustaverunt nihilominus bonum Dei verbum, virtutesque saeculi venturi,

et prolapsi sunt; rursus renovari ad poenitentiam, rursum crucifigentes sibimetipsis Filium Dei, et ostentui habentes.

Terra enim saepe venientem super se bibens imbrem, et generans herbam opportunam illis, a quibus colitur, accipit benedictionem a Deo:

proferens autem spinas ac tribulos, reproba est, et maledicto proxima: cujus consummatio in combustionem.

Confidimus autem de vobis dilectissimi meliora, et viciniora saluti: tametsi ita loquimur.

10 Non enim injustus Deus, ut obliviscatur operis vestri, et dilectionis, quam ostendistis in nomine ipsius, qui ministrastis sanctis, et ministratis.

11 Cupimus autem unumquemque vestrum eamdem ostentare sollicitudinem ad expletionem spei usque in finem:

12 ut non segnes efficiamini, verum imitatores eorum, qui fide, et patientia haereditabunt promissiones.

13 Abrahae namque promittens Deus, quoniam neminem habuit, per quem juraret, majorem, juravit per semetipsum,

14 dicens: Nisi benedicens benedicam te, et multiplicans multiplicabo te.

15 Et sic longanimiter ferens, adeptus est repromissionem.

16 Homines enim per majorem sui jurant: et omnis controversiae eorum finis, ad confirmationem, est juramentum.

17 In quo abundantius volens Deus ostendere pollicitationis haeredibus, immobilitatem consilii sui, interposuit jusjurandum:

18 ut per duas res immobiles, quibus impossibile est mentiri Deum, fortissimum solatium habeamus, qui confugimus ad tenendam propositam spem,

19 quam sicut anchoram habemus animae tutam ac firmam, et incedentem usque ad interiora velaminis,

20 ubi praecursor pro nobis introivit Jesus, secundum ordinem Melchisedech pontifex factus in aeternum.

Hebrews 6 New International Version (NIV)

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,[a] and of faith in God, instruction about cleansing rites,[b] the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And God permitting, we will do so.

It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen[c] 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. 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. But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.

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. 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. 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. 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

13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”[d] 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

16 People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. 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. 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. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 6:1 Or from useless rituals
  2. Hebrews 6:2 Or about baptisms
  3. Hebrews 6:6 Or age, if they fall
  4. Hebrews 6:14 Gen. 22:17
New International Version (NIV)

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