He exhorteth not to fall back from the faith,
Hebrews 6:1 Therfore leauynge þe doctryne that pertayneth to the begynnynge of Christen men, let vs go forth vnto perfeccion, not layenge agayne the foundacyon of repentaunce from deed workes and of fayth towarde God, Hebrews 6:2 of baptysynges, of doctryne, and of layinge on of handes, and of resurreccyon from deeth, and of eternall iudgement. Hebrews 6:3 And so wyll we do If God permytte. Hebrews 6:4 For it can not be that they which were once lyghted, and haue tasted of the heauenly gyfte, & were become partakers of the holy goost, Hebrews 6:5 and haue tasted of the good worde of God, and of the power of the worlde to come: Hebrews 6:6 yf they fall awaye (and as concernynge them selues crucifye the sonne of God a fresshe, and make a mocke of him) that they shulde be renued agayne by repentaunce. Hebrews 6:7 For the erth which dryncketh in þe rayne that commeth oft vpon it, and bringeth forth herbes mete for them that dresse it, receaueth blessinge of God. Hebrews 6:8 But that grounde which beareth thornes and bryars, is reproued, and is nye vnto cursynge: whose ende is to be burned. Hebrews 6:9 Neuerthelesse (deare frendes) we trust to se better of you, and thynges which accompany saluacion, though we thus speake. Hebrews 6:10 For God is not vnryghteous þt he shulde forget youre worke and laboure that procedeth of loue, which loue ye shewe in his name, which haue ministred vnto the saynctes, and yet minister.
but to be stedfast,
Hebrews 6:11 Yee, and we desyre, þt euery one of you shewe the same diligence, to the full stablishinge of hope, euen vnto þe ende,
diligent, and patient to wait upon God,
Hebrews 6:12 that ye faynt not, but be folowers of them, which thorowe fayth and pacience receaue the enheritaunce of the promyse.
because God is most sure in his promise.
Hebrews 6:13 For when God made promes to Abraham because he had none greater to sweare by he sware by him selfe, Hebrews 6:14 sayinge: Surely I will blesse the, and multiplie the in dede. Hebrews 6:15 And so after that he had taried paciently, he enioyed the promes. Hebrews 6:16 For men verely sweare by hym that is greater then them selues, and an othe to confyrme the thynge, is to them an ende of all stryfe. Hebrews 6:17 So God wyllinge very aboundantly to shewe vnto the heyres of promes, the stablenes of his counsayl, added an oth: Hebrews 6:18 that by two immutable thynges (in whych it was vnpossible that God shulde lye) we myght haue a stronge consolacyon, which hitherto haue fled, for to holde fast the hope that is set before vs, Hebrews 6:19 whych hope we holde as an ancre of the soule both sure and stedfast, whych hope also entreth in, into those thinges which are with in the vayle, Hebrews 6:20 where the fore runner is for vs entred, euen Iesus, that is made an hye preste for euer, after the order of Melchisedech.