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.
1Dole mu yi ƙoƙarin zama balagaggu mu kuma fara tunani game da abubuwan da suka fi koyarwan nan mai sauƙi game da Kiristi. Bai kamata mu ci gaba da magana game da me ya sa dole mu juye daga ayyukan da suke kawo mutuwa da kuma me ya sa za mu kasance da bangaskiya a cikin Allah ba. 2Kuma bai kamata mu ci gaba da koyar da umarnai game da baftisma, ɗibiya hannuwa, tashin matattu, da kuma madawwamin hukunci ba. 3Da yardar Allah, za mu ci gaba ga ƙarin ganewa.
4Waɗanda suka taɓa samun haske, waɗanda suka ɗanɗana kyauta ta sama, waɗanda suka sami rabo cikin Ruhu Mai Tsarki, 5waɗanda suka ɗanɗana daɗin maganar Allah da kuma ikokin zamani mai zuwa, 6ba ya yiwuwa a sāke kawo su ga tuba in suka kauce, domin suna sāke gicciye Ɗan Allah ke nan suna kuma kunyata shi a gaban jama’a. 7Ƙasar da take shan ruwan sama da yake fāɗi a kanta kullum da kuma take ba da hatsin da yake da amfani ga waɗanda ake noma dominsu, takan sami albarkar Allah. 8Amma ƙasar da take ba da ƙaya da sarƙaƙƙiya ba ta da amfani tana kuma cikin hatsarin la’ana. A ƙarshe za a ƙone ta.
9Abokaina, ko da yake muna irin maganan nan, mun tabbata kuna yi abubuwan nan masu kyau da waɗanda suka sami ceto suke yi. 10Allah ba marar adalci ba ne. Ba zai manta da aikinku da kuma ƙaunar da kuka nuna masa wajen taimakon mutanensa da kuma ci gaba da taimakonsu da kuke yi ba. 11Muna so kowannenku yă nuna ƙwazon nan har zuwa ƙarshe, domin ku tabbatar da begenku. 12Ba ma so ku zama masu ƙyuya, sai dai ku yi koyi da waɗanda ta wurin bangaskiya da haƙuri suka gāji abin da aka yi alkawari.
Alkawarin Allah tabbatacce ne
13Babu wanda ya fi Allah, saboda haka sa’ad da ya yi alkawari ga Ibrahim, sai ya rantse da sunansa, 14cewa, “Tabbatacce zan albarkace ka in kuma ba ka zuriya mai yawa.”6.14 Far 22.17 15Haka kuwa bayan Ibrahim ya jira da haƙuri, sai ya karɓi abin da aka yi alkawari.
16In mutane za su yi rantsuwa sukan yi haka da wanda ya fi su ne, rantsuwar kuwa takan tabbatar da abin da aka faɗa ta kuma kawo ƙarshen dukan gardama. 17Saboda haka da Allah ya so yă bayyana nufinsa marar canjawa a sarari ga magādan abin da aka yi alkawari, sai ya tabbatar da shi da rantsuwa. 18Allah ba ya karya! Haka ma alkawuransa da rantsuwarsa abubuwa biyu ne da ba a iya canjawa. Mun gudu zuwa wurin Allah domin kāriya. Ya kamata alkawuransa su ƙarfafawa sosai mu riƙe begen nan da yake gabanmu. 19Muna da wannan bege kamar anka na rai, kafaffe da kuma tabbatacce. Yana shiga tsattsarkan wuri na can ciki a bayan labule, 20inda Yesu, wanda ya sha gabanmu, ya shiga a madadinmu. Ya zama babban firist na har abada, bisa ga tsarin Melkizedek.