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Hebrews 6:1-20

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.

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Hebrifoɔ 6:1-20

1Momma yɛnnyae Kristosom ahyɛaseɛ ho nkyerɛkyerɛ no, na yɛnsua ne ho nsɛm a ɛkɔ anim no. Ɛho nnhia bio sɛ yɛbɛkɔ so akyerɛkyerɛ deɛ enti a ɛsɛ sɛ yɛnu yɛn ho wɔ nneyɛeɛ a ɛde owuo berɛ yɛn ho ne deɛ enti a ɛsɛ sɛ yɛnya Onyankopɔn mu gyidie. 2Ɛho nhia bio nso sɛ yɛbɛkɔ so akyerɛkyerɛ asubɔ, nsa a wɔde gu nnipa so, awufosɔreɛ ne daa atemmuo ho nsɛm. 3Momma yɛnkɔ yɛn anim! Na sɛ Onyankopɔn ma ɛkwan a, saa ara na yɛbɛyɛ.

Ɔpo Ho Amanehunu

4Ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na wɔbɛsane de wɔn a wɔahwe ase aba ama wɔanu wɔn ho bio? Na anka wɔwɔ Onyankopɔn hann mu. Wɔkaa ɔsoro akyɛdeɛ hwɛeɛ na wɔnyaa wɔn kyɛfa wɔ Honhom Kronkron no mu. 5Wɔfiri osuahunu mu ahunu sɛ Onyankopɔn asɛm yɛ, na wɔahunu ewiase a ɛreba no mu tumi. 6Nanso, ɛno akyi, wɔhwee ase. Enti, ɛyɛ den sɛ wɔde wɔn bɛsane aba bio sɛ wɔmmɛnu wɔn ho, ɛfiri sɛ, wɔresane abɔ Onyankopɔn Ba no asɛnnua mu nam so agu nʼanim ase akyerɛ. 7Onyankopɔn hyira asase a ɛnonom nsuo a ɛtɔ gu so na ɛma ɛso afifideɛ yɛ yie ma wɔn a wɔn enti wɔduaeɛ no. 8Na sɛ nkasɛɛ ne wura hunu fifiri so a, ɛnyɛ mma hwee. Onyankopɔn bɛdome no na wɔde ogya asɛe no.

9Nanso, me nnamfonom, nsɛm a yɛaka yi nyinaa akyi no, yɛnim pefee sɛ ade pa bi a nkwagyeɛ bata ho bɛfiri mo mu aba. 10Onyankopɔn nnyɛ deɛ ɔntene. Ne werɛ remfiri adwuma a moyɛeɛ anaa ɔdɔ a modaa no adi maa no ne mmoa a mode boaa mo mfɛfoɔ Akristofoɔ na mogu so de boa wɔn no. 11Deɛ yɛrehwehwɛ ne sɛ mo mu biara bɛboa no mmɔdemmɔ so de akɔsi awieeɛ sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a mo nsa bɛka adeɛ a mo ani da so no. 12Yɛmpɛ sɛ moyɛ aniha. Na mmom, yɛpɛ sɛ yɛhunu mo sɛ agyidifoɔ a mowɔ boasetɔ na mo nsa aka bɔ a Onyankopɔn ahyɛ mo no.

Abraham So Nhwɛsoɔ

13Ɛberɛ a Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ Abraham bɔ no, ɔkaa deɛ wahyɛ ho bɔ no ho ntam. Esiane sɛ na obiara nni hɔ a ɔkorɔn sene no no enti, ɔde ɔno ara ne din na ɛkaa saa ntam no. 14Ɔkaa ntam no sɛ, “Mehyɛ wo bɔ sɛ, mɛhyira wo na mama wʼase adɔre.” 15Na Abraham wɔ boasetɔ enti, ɛbɔ a Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ no no, ne nsa kaeɛ.

16Sɛ onipa ka ntam a, ɔde obi a ɔkorɔn sene 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 sɛ ɔrensesa nʼatirimsɛm, enti ɔkaa ntam de hyɛɛ bɔhyɛ no mu den. 18Saa nneɛma mmienu yi na ɛrentumi nsesa na Onyankopɔn ntumi nni ho atorɔ. Enti, yɛn a yɛnam ne so anya nkwa no, wɔhyɛ yɛn nkuran sɛ yɛnkura yɛn anidasoɔ no mu den. 19Yɛwɔ saa anidasoɔ yi sɛ ɔkra sɛkyɛ. Ɛtim hɔ, na ɛma yɛhyɛne tra ntwamutam no mu kɔsi Kronkron mu Kronkron hɔ. 20Yesu asi yɛn ananmu adi yɛn ɛkan kɔ hɔ. Wayɛ Ɔsɔfopanin afebɔɔ sɛdeɛ Melkisedek asɔfokwan nhyehyɛeɛ te no.