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.
1Chaimanta cunanca, Cristomanta callaripi yachacushca jahualla yachacushcacunataca, ama chaillatataj cutin cutin yuyaricushunchu. Ashtahuanpish alli yachaj tucungapaj yachashpa catishunchij. Huañunaman pushaj millaita ruranacunata saquishpa, Diospajman cutirinatapish, Taita Diosta ima shina crinatapish, ama cutin cutin chaillatataj yachacushunllachu. 2Shinallataj bautiźarinamanta, crijcunapaj jahuapi maquita churanamanta, huañushcacuna causarinamantapish, huiñaita jatun llaquiman cachanamantapish, ama cutin cutin chaillatataj yachacushunllachu. 3Shinapish Taita Dios munajpica, ñuca nishca shina ashtahuan yachashpa catishunchari.
4Diosca, ñamari paicunapaj yuyaitaca achijyachirca. Jahua pacha Dios cushcataca, ñamari chasquircacuna. Diospaj jucha illaj Espiritutapish chasquircacunami. Chai jahua urmajcunapajca, ña mana jatarina tiyanchu. 5Diospaj sumaj Shimitapish yacharcacunamari. Shamuj punllacunapi imallata chasquina cashcatapish mallircacunami. 6Chai tucuita yachashca jahua, ‘Ña mana catinichu’ nishpa saquirishpaca, ña mana cutin mushujyangapaj Diospajman tigrari tucunchu. Chashna tucushpaca, paicunallatajmari Diospaj Churitaca, tucuicunapaj ñaupajpi pugllashpa cutin chacatacuj shina rurancuna.
7Allpapish cutin cutin tamyajpi chai yacuhuan nuyurishpa, paipi tarpujcunapaj granota pʼucushpami, Taita Dios alli nishca allpa tucun. 8Mana chashna alli pʼucushpa, cashalla, mapa qʼuihualla pʼucushpaca, chai allpaca mana alli nishca canapajmi tiyacun. Chai qʼuipacarin, rupachishpami tucuchinga.
9Yuyachingapaj chashna nishpapish cʼuyashca crijcuna, cancunataca quishpirishca cashcata yuyanchijrajmi. Cancunamanta chashna allita yuyanataca manataj saquinchijchu. 10Taita Diosca cashcata rurajmari. Chaimanta Paica, cancuna paita cʼuyashpa imalla allita rurashcatapish, Paipajlla cajcunata servishcatapish, cunancama servicushcatapish manataj cungaringachu. 11Chashna yuyacushpapish, tucuicunallataj cancuna chashna allita ruraj cashcataca, tucuri punllacama chai yuyai rurashpa catichunmi munanchij. Chashna cashpami shuyacushcataca, chasquingapajtaj chapacunchij. 12Ama qʼuillacuna caichijchu. Chaipaj randica crishcamantapish, mana pʼiñarij alli shungu cashcamantapish, Dios cusha nishcacunata japijcunata catishpa, allita ruracuichijlla.
Diosca imata cusha nishcataca pajtachingatajmi
13Taita Diosca, Paita yalli jatunca pi mana tiyajpimi, Abrahamman allicunata cusha nishpaca, quiquin shutillapitaj, pajtachina tucushpa, 14cashna nishca: «Canmanca, imatapish allicunata achcatami cusha. Canmantami achcata mirachisha, chashnatajmi rurasha» nishcami. 15Abrahamca, mana pʼiñarishpa alli shunguhuan shuyashpami, Dios cusha nishcataca chasquirca.
16Runacunaca, pajtachinataj tucushcata ricuchingapajca, paicunata yalli jatunpaj shutitami rimancuna. ‘Chai jatunpaj shutipi pajtachishatajmi’ nishpaca, cutinca mana chaillatataj rimanacunchu. 17Chaimantami Taita Diosca, Pai cusha nishcata shuyacujcunamanca, chaita pajtachinataj cashcata ricuchisha nirca. Chaitami: “Ñuca quiquintajmi chashna nini” nishca. 18Taita Diosca, Pai cuna tucushcatapish, ‘Chaitaca pajtachishatajmi’ nishcatapish, chai ishquitaca manataj pʼaquingachu. Chaimantami, Pai cuna tucushcata ñucanchij ñaupajpi churashcataca, chariracuj shina chai yuyai canchij. Chashna cajpimi tucuita saquishpa cʼuchuyajcunaca, shungu samarishpa jatunta cushicunchij. 19Chai yuyaimi ñucanchij almataca, jatun barcota charicuj jatun fierro shina sinchita chariracun. Chai yuyaimi ñucanchijtaca, jatun linsohuan jarcachishca, Diospajlla Ucumantaj yaicuchin. 20Chai ucumanca, Jesusmari ñucanchijta ñaupashpa yaicurca. Paitaca, Melquisedecta churashca shinallatajmi, huiñaipaj curacunata Mandaj Cura cachun churarca. Chaimantami Jesusca, Pairaj chaiman yaicurca.