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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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Ahibirania 6:1-20

1Nĩ ũndũ ũcio nĩtũtiganei na morutani marĩa ma kĩambĩrĩria ma ũhoro wa Kristũ, na tũthiĩ na mbere na gũkũra, na tũtige kwambĩrĩria gwaka mũthingi rĩngĩ wa kũrutana ũhoro wa kwĩrira nĩ ũndũ wa ciĩko iria cierekagĩria mũndũ gĩkuũ-inĩ, na ũrutani wa gwĩtĩkia thĩinĩ wa Ngai, 2na morutani ma ũbatithio, na ma kũigĩrĩrwo moko, o na ma kũriũka kwa arĩa akuũ, o na ma gũtuĩrwo ciira wa tene na tene. 36:3 Atũm 18:21Na noguo tũrĩĩkaga, Ngai angĩĩtĩkĩria.

46:4 Ahib 10:32; Aef 2:8; Agal 3:2Na rĩrĩ, nĩ ũndũ ũrĩ hinya mũno kũrĩ andũ arĩa maanathererwo nĩ ũtheri, na magacama kĩheo kĩrĩa kiumĩte igũrũ, na magakorwo matuĩtwo a ngwatanĩro ya Roho Mũtheru, 56:5 Thab 34:8o acio macamĩte wega wa kiugo kĩa Ngai na maahinya ma ihinda rĩrĩa rĩgooka, 66:6 1Joh 5:16andũ acio mangĩgũa na matigane na maũndũ macio-rĩ, gũtingĩhoteka kũmacookia rĩngĩ merire, nĩ tondũ nĩ kwambithia marambithia Mũrũ wa Ngai mũtĩ igũrũ o rĩngĩ, na makamũnyararithia kũrĩ kĩrĩndĩ.

7Mũgũnda ũrĩa uragĩrwo nĩ mbura kaingĩ na ũgacooka ũgaciara maciaro mega ma kũguna arĩa marĩmĩirwo-rĩ, nĩũrathimagwo nĩ Ngai. 8No mũgũnda ũrĩa ũkũraga mĩigua na mahiũ ma nyeki-inĩ nĩ wa tũhũ, na ũrĩ ũgwati-inĩ wa kwĩrehithĩria kĩrumi. Marigĩrĩrio-inĩ nĩgũcinwo ũgaacinwo.

96:9 1Akor 10:4Arata akwa nyendete mũno, o na tũkĩaragia ũguo, ha ũhoro wanyu-rĩ, nĩtwĩrĩgĩrĩire maũndũ mega kũrĩ macio, o marĩa marehanaga na ũhonokio. 106:10 Math 10:40, 42Tondũ Ngai ndaagĩte kĩhooto; ndakaariganĩrwo nĩ wĩra wanyu o na wendo ũrĩa muonanĩtie nĩ ũndũ wa rĩĩtwa rĩake rĩrĩa mwateithagia andũ arĩa aamũre, o na rĩu no mũrathiĩ na mbere na kũmateithia. 116:11 Ahib 3:6Tũngĩenda mũndũ o mũndũ wanyu onanie kĩyo o ta kĩu o nginya mũthia, nĩguo mũkaahingĩrio maũndũ marĩa mũtũire mwĩrĩgĩrĩire. 12Tũtikwenda mũtuĩke igũũta, no tũkwenda mwĩgerekanagie na andũ, arĩa nĩ ũndũ wa gwĩtĩkia na gũkirĩrĩria kwao nĩkuo gũtũmaga magaĩrwo maũndũ marĩa meranĩirwo.

Ũũma wa Kĩĩranĩro kĩa Ngai

136:13 Luk 1:73Rĩrĩa Ngai eerĩire Iburahĩmu kĩĩranĩro gĩake, eehĩtire akĩĩgwetaga we mwene, nĩgũkorwo gũtiarĩ na ũngĩ mũnene kũrĩ we wa kwĩhĩta nake, 146:14 Kĩam 22:17; Thaam 22:11akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ti-itherũ nĩngũkũrathima na ngũhe njiaro nyingĩ.” 15Na nĩ ũndũ ũcio, thuutha wa Iburahĩmu gweterera akirĩrĩirie-rĩ, nĩaheirwo kĩrĩa eerĩirwo.

16Tondũ rĩĩrĩ, andũ mehĩtaga na mũndũ ũrĩa mũnene kũmakĩra, naguo mwĩhĩtwa ũgakindĩra ũrĩa kwĩrĩtwo, na ũgakĩniina ngarari ciothe. 176:17 Arom 4:16; Ahib 11:9Na tondũ Ngai nĩendaga kuonania hatarĩ nganja kũrĩ agai a maũndũ marĩa meranĩirwo atĩ itua rĩake rĩrĩa aatuĩte rĩtingĩgarũrũka-rĩ, nĩakindĩrire ũhoro ũcio na mwĩhĩtwa. 18Ngai eekire ũguo na ũndũ wa maũndũ meerĩ matangĩgarũrĩka, o marĩa gũtangĩhoteka Ngai aheenanie namo, nĩgeetha ithuĩ arĩa tuonete handũ ha kũũrĩra twĩgwatĩre kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro kĩrĩa tũheetwo, tũhote kũũmĩrĩria mũno. 196:19 Alaw 16:2Kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro gĩkĩ tũrĩ nakĩo kĩhaana ta nanga ya ngoro, nakĩo nĩ kĩrũmu, na nĩ kĩa ma. Nakĩo gĩtoonyaga handũ-harĩa-haamũre thuutha wa gĩtama kĩrĩa kĩnene, 206:20 Ahib 4:14; Ahib 5:6o harĩa Jesũ, ũrĩa wathiire mbere iitũ, aatoonyire ithenya riitũ. Nake nĩatuĩkĩte mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai ũrĩa mũnene o nginya tene, o ta ũrĩa Melikisedeki aatariĩ.