Ivrim 6 – איגרת שאול אל העברים ו


1Therefore, let us leave the basics of D’var HaMashi’akh, and let us go on to perfection. Or do you again lay foundations other than these: teshuvah [repentence] from works of death, Emunah [absolute trust/faith] in Elohim, 2the doctrines of tevilah [immersions], smikhat hayad [laying on of the hand], tekumah mibein ha’metim [resurrection of the dead], and mishpat olam [eternal judgment]?  3If  יהוה  permits, this we will do.  4But this is impossible for those who have once been immersed, and have tasted the gift from heaven, and have received The Ru’akh HaKodesh, 5and have tasted the good D’var from Elohim and the powers of the world to come,  6for them to sin again and be renewed again by repentance, for they execute Ben HaElohim a second time and put Him to open shame.  7For the earth, which drinks in the rain that falls abundantly on it, and brings forth herbs useful to those for whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from Elohim; 8but if it should produce thorns and briers, it is rejected and not far from being condemned; and at the end this crop will be burned up.

9But beloved brethren, we expect from you the things that are good and that pertain to Salvation, even though we speak in this manner.  10For Elohim is not unjust to forget your works and your labor of love which you have made known in His Name, for you have ministered to the K’doshim, and still do minister.  11We desire that every one of you show the same diligence toward the fulfillment of your hope, even to the end, 12and that you be not slothful, but be followers of those who through absolute trust and patience have become heirs of the promise.  13For when Elohim made a promise to Avraham, because there was none greater than Himself by whom He could swear, He swore by Himself, 14saying, “Blessing, I will bless you, and multiplying, I will multiply you.”  15And so he was patient and obtained the promise.  16For men swear by one who is greater than themselves; and in every dispute among them, the true settlement is by oaths.  17Therefore, because Elohim wanted more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise that His agreement was unchangeable, He sealed it by an oath.  18Thus, by the promise and by the oath, both of which are unchangeable, and in neither of which could Elohim lie, we find courage to hold fast to the hope that has been promised by Him in whom we have taken refuge.  19That promise is like an anchor to us; it upholds the soul so that it may not be shaken, and it penetrates beyond the Parokhet of HaBa’it; 20therein Yeshua has previously entered in for our sakes, and has become The Kohen HaGadol forever, after the order of Malki Tzedek.

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