A Better Estimate

But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner. 10 For (A)God is not unjust to forget (B)your work and [a]labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have (C)ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence (D)to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become [b]sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience (E)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, (F)He swore by Himself, 14 saying, (G)“Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the (H)promise. 16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and (I)an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to (J)the heirs of promise (K)the [c]immutability of His counsel, [d]confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two [e]immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to (L)lie, we [f]might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope (M)set before us.

19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, (N)and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 (O)where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, (P)having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 6:10 NU omits labor of
  2. Hebrews 6:12 lazy
  3. Hebrews 6:17 unchangeableness of His purpose
  4. Hebrews 6:17 guaranteed
  5. Hebrews 6:18 unchangeable
  6. Hebrews 6:18 M omits might