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Chapter 6


Update:  20220905


Heb. 6:1 (LIT/UBS4) Through which (dio) [sake, AE], we having moved from (aphentes) the (tēs) beginning (archēs) of the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) Christ (Christou), may we be brought (pherōmetha) over (epi) to the (tēn) completion (teleiotēta) [of the Word, RE], ones not causing ourselves to throw down (mē kataballomenoi) again (palin) [a] foundation (themelion) of repentance (metanoias) away from (apo) dead (nekrōn) works (ergōn);


and (kai) [be brought over to the, RE] belief (pisteōs) upon (epi) God (theon)


Heb. 6:2 (LIT/UBS4) of baptisms (baptismōn), of [an] orthodoxy (didachēs), and (te) of putting upon (epitheseōs) of hands (cheirōn), and (te) of standing up (anastaseōs) of dead ones (nekrōn), and (kai) of ageless (aiōniou) judicial decision-making (krimatos)!


Heb. 6:3 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) this (touto) we shall do (poiēsomen), so be it if perhaps (eanper) the (to) God (theos) may turn [it, AE] over (epitrepē) [to us, AE].


Heb. 6:4 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) the ones (tous) [throwing down again [a] foundation of repentance, v1, RE] [are] inherently unpowered ones (adunaton);


they once (hapax) having been illuminated (phōtisthentas), both (te) having caused themselves to taste (geusamenous) of the (tēs) gift (dōreas), of the (tēs) heavenly one (epouraniou), and (kai) having been caused to become (genēthentas) partners (metochous) of holy (hagiou) Spirit (pneumatos),


Heb. 6:5 (LIT/UBS4) and (kai) they having caused themselves to taste (geusamenous) [a] beautiful (kalon) statement (rhēma) of God (theou), and (te) inherent powers (dunameis) of [an] age (aiōnos) being about (mellontos) [to be],


Heb. 6:6 (LIT/UBS4) and (kai) they having fallen aside (parapesontas) to refreshen up (anakainizein) again (palin) into (eis) repentance (metanoian), they are staking up (anastaurountas) to themselves (heautois) [again, RE] the (ton) son (huion) of the (tou) God (theou), and (kai) making sideshows (paradeigmatizontas)!


Heb. 6:7 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) the (hē) land (gē) having drank (piousa) the (ton) rain (hueton) being caused to come (erchomenon) over (ep’) her (autēs) many times (pollakis), and (kai) bearing (tiktousa) botany (botanēn) well placed (eutheton) for those (ekeinois) through (di’) whom (hous) she is landscaped (geōrgeitai) also (kai), partakes (metalambanei) of [a] eulogy (eulogias) from (apo) the (tou) God (theou).


Heb. 6:8 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) [land, v7, RE] bringing out (ekpherousa) thorns (akanthas) and (kai) thistles (tribolous) [is] unapproved (adokimos), and [is] near (engus) [being caused to become, v7, RE] cursed (kataras);


the (to) completion (telos) of which (hēs) [is] into (eis) [a] burning (kausin).


Heb. 6:9 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) we are persuaded (pepeismetha) of you (humōn), beloved ones (agapētoi), of the (ta) stronger positioned things (kreissona), and (kai) of ones causing themselves to have (echomena) wholeness (sōtērias), and (kai) if (ei) thusly (houtōs) we can speak (laloumen).


Heb. 6:10 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) the (ho) God (theos) [is] absolutely not [an] unrighteous one (ou adikos) to cause himself to be forgetful (epilathesthai) of the (tou) work (ergou) of you (humōn), and (kai) of the (tēs) love (agapēs) which (hēs) you caused yourself to indicate (enedeixasthe) in (eis) the (to) name (onoma) of him (autou), you having ministered (diakonēsantes) to the (tois) holy ones (hagiois), and (kai) you are ministering (diakonountes).


Heb. 6:11 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) we lust over (epithumoumen) each one (hekaston) of you (humōn), to cause yourselves to indicate (endeiknusthai) the (tēn) same (autēn) haste (spoudēn) toward (pros) the (tēn) full lading (plērophorian) of the (tēs) hope (elpidos), until (achri) completion (telous);


Heb. 6:12 (LIT/UBS4) in order that (hina) you may not cause yourselves to become (mē genēsthe) illegitimate ones (nōthroi), but (de) imitators (mimētai) of the ones (tōn) inheriting (klēronomountōn) the (tas) promises (epaggelias) through (dia) belief (pisteōs) and (kai) patience (makrothumias).


Heb. 6:13 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) the (ho) God (theos), having caused himself to promise (epangeilamenos) to the (tō)  Abraham (Abraam), since (epei) he was having (eichen) absolutely no one (oudenos) greater (meizonos) to swear (omosai) down on account of (kat’), he swore (ōmosen) down on account (kath’) of himself (heautou),


Heb. 6:14 (LIT/UBS4) saying (legōn), truly (mēn), “If (ei) eulogizing (eulogōn), I shall eulogize (eulogēsō) you (se), and (kai) [if, RE] making full (plēthunōn), I shall make you full (plēthunō se)!”


(See Gen. 22:17-18)


Heb. 6:15 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) thusly (houtōs), [Abraham, v13, RE] having been patient (makrothumēsas), he hit upon2013 (epetuchen) the (tēs) promise (epangelias)!


Heb. 6:16 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) mortals (anthrōpoi) swear (omnuousin) down on account (kata) of the (tou) greater one (meizonos) [of them, AE];


and (kai) for them (autois) the (ho) oath (horkos) [is] [an] extreme measure (peras) into (eis) [a] resolution (bebaiōsin) of every (pasēs) disagreement (antilogies).


Heb. 6:17 (LIT/UBS4) In (en) such (hō) [[an] oath, v16, RE] the (ho) God (theos), abundantly (perissoteron) wishing (boulomenos) to thoroughly show (epideixai) to the (tois) heirs (klēronomois) of the (tēs) promise (epangelias) the (to) irreplaceability (ametatheton) of the (tēs) counsel (boulēs) of him (autou), he mediated (emesiteusen) [an] oath (horkō);


Heb. 6:18 (LIT/UBS4) in order that (hina) through (dia) [[an] oath, v16, RE] [he may thoroughly show, v17, RE] two (duo) irreplaceable (ametathetōn) practical issues (pragmatōn):


- in (en) which things (hois) the (ho) God (theon) [is] [an] inherently unpowered one (adunaton) to cause himself to be [a] false one (pseusasthai);


- [in which things, RE] we may have (echōmen) [a] strong (ischuran) consolation (paraklēsin), the ones (hoi) having fled down (kataphugontes) to powerfully take hold (kratēsai) of the (tou) hope (elpidos) being laid before (prokeimenēs) [us, AE],


Heb. 6:19 (LIT/UBS4) which (hēn) we hold (echomen) as (hōs) [an] anchor (ankuran) of the (tēs) soul (psuchēs), both (te) [a] secure one (asphalē) and (kai) [a] foundational (bebaian) [anchor, RE]!


And (kai) [the hope, v18, RE] is causing [us, AE] to enter in (eiserchomenēn) into (eis) the (to) inside (esōteron) of the (tou) curtain (katapetasmatos);


Heb. 6:20 (LIT/UBS4) whereof (hopou) [a] precursor4274 (prodromos) over (huper) [the sake, AE] of us (hēmōn) entered in (eisēlthen), Jesus (Iēsous), down according to (kata) the (tēn) order (taxin) of Melchisedek (Melchisedek), he having caused himself to become (genomenos) [a] sacrificial priest (archiereus) into (eis) the (ton) age (aiōna)!


(For an outline of Jesus Christ’s accomplishments in his earthly agency to his heavenly Father, see the note under Mat. 3:17.)