1Therefore 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,6:1 Or from useless rituals and of faith in God, 2instruction about cleansing rites,6:2 Or about baptisms the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3And God permitting, we will do so.
4It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age 6and who have fallen6:6 Or age, 6 if they fall 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. 7Land 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. 8But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.
9Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. 10God 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. 11We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. 12We 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
13When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, 14saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”6:14 Gen. 22:17 15And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
16People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. 17Because 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. 18God 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. 19We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
1Momma yennyae Kristo mfiase ho nkyerɛkyerɛ na yensua ne ho nsɛm a ɛkɔ anim no. Ɛho nhia bio sɛ yɛbɛkɔ so akyerɛkyerɛ nea enti a ɛsɛ sɛ yenu yɛn ho wɔ nneyɛe a ɛde owu brɛ yɛn ne nea enti a ɛsɛ sɛ yenya Onyankopɔn mu gyidi no ho. 2Ɛho nhia nso sɛ yɛbɛkɔ so akyerɛkyerɛ asubɔ, nsa a wɔde gu nnipa so, awufosɔre ne daa atemmu ho nsɛm bio. 3Momma yɛnkɔ yɛn anim! Na sɛ Onyankopɔn ma kwan a saa ara na yɛbɛyɛ.
Ɔpo Ho Amanehunu
4Ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na wɔbɛsan de wɔn a wɔahwe ase aba ama wɔanu wɔn ho bio? Na anka wɔwɔ Onyankopɔn hann mu. Wɔkaa ɔsoro akyɛde hwɛe, na wonyaa wɔn kyɛfa wɔ Honhom Kronkron no mu. 5Wofi osuahu mu ahu sɛ Onyankopɔn asɛm ye, na wɔahu wiase a ɛreba no mu tumi. 6Nanso ɛno akyi no wɔhwee ase. Enti ɛyɛ den sɛ wɔde wɔn bɛsan aba bio sɛ wommenu wɔn ho, efisɛ wɔresan abɔ Onyankopɔn Ba no asennua mu nam so agu nʼanim ase akyerɛ. 7Onyankopɔn hyira asase a ɛnom osu a ɛtɔ gu so na ɛma afifide yɛ yie ma wɔn a wɔn nti woduae no. 8Na sɛ nsɔe ne nwura hunu fifi wɔ so a, enye mma hwee. Onyankopɔn bɛdome no na wɔde ogya asɛe no.
9Nanso me nnamfonom, nsɛm a yɛaka yi nyinaa akyi no, yenim pefee sɛ ade pa bi a nkwagye bata ho befi mo mu aba. 10Onyankopɔn nyɛ nea ɔnteɛ. Ne werɛ remfi adwuma a moyɛe anaa ɔdɔ a modaa no adi maa no ne mmoa a mode boaa mo mfɛfo Kristofo na mugu so de boa wɔn no. 11Nea yɛrehwehwɛ ne sɛ mo mu biara bɛboa no mmɔdemmɔ so de akosi awiei sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mo nsa bɛka ade a mo ani da so no. 12Yɛmpɛ sɛ moyɛ anihaw. Na mmom, yɛpɛ sɛ yehu mo sɛ agyidifo a mowɔ boasetɔ na mo nsa aka bɔ a Onyankopɔn ahyɛ mo no.
Abraham So Nhwɛso
13Bere a Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ Abraham bɔ no, ɔkaa nea wahyɛ ho bɔ no ho ntam. Esiane sɛ na obiara nni hɔ a ɔkorɔn sen no no nti, ɔde ɔno ara ne din na ɛkaa saa ntam no. 14Ɔkaa ntam no se, “Mehyɛ wo bɔ sɛ, mehyira wo na mama wʼase adɔ.” 15Na Abraham wɔ ntoboase nti, ne nsa kaa bɔ a Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ no no.
16Sɛ onipa ka ntam a, ɔde obi a ɔkorɔn sen no din na ɛka saa ntam no de siesie nnipa ntam. 17Onyankopɔn pɛɛ sɛ ɔda no adi pefee kyerɛ wɔn a na ɛsɛ sɛ wɔn nsa ka ne bɔhyɛ no se ɔrensesa nʼatirimsɛm, nti ɔkaa ntam de hyɛɛ bɔhyɛ no mu den. 18Saa nneɛma abien yi na ɛrentumi nsesa na Onyankopɔn ntumi nni ho atoro. Enti yɛn a yɛnam ne so anya nkwa no, wɔhyɛ yɛn nkuran sɛ yenso yɛn anidaso no mu yiye. 19Yɛwɔ saa anidaso yi sɛ ɔkra sɛkyɛ. Etim hɔ, na ɛma yɛhyɛn tra ntwamtam no kosi Kronkron mu Kronkron hɔ. 20Yesu asi yɛn anan mu adi yɛn kan kɔ hɔ. Wayɛ Ɔsɔfopanyin afebɔɔ sɛnea Melkisedek asɔfokwan nhyehyɛe te no.