But we know better about you
Hebrews 6:9-12
This passage follows one of the dire warnings in the New Testament and one of the significant warnings in Hebrews.
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2009-04-27 15:35:59
2009-04-27 16:37:22
This passage follows one of the dire warnings in the New Testament and one of the significant warnings in Hebrews. Currently, I understand both 6:1-8 and 10:26-31 as real warnings to Christians of real loss of salvation. These warnings serve as a means to the perseverance of the saints. These are real warnings with real consequences. But, the Author to the Hebrews knows better about his audience. Even though he speaks with warnings, he knows something better about them, namely that there are better things going on, especially in relation to salvation. This kind of statement occurs immediately after 10:26-31, when the author says, "But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publically exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated." I take this to mean that even though the warnings are very real, the Author is confident that his readers are truly saved, and is using the warnings to keep them on the straight and narrow.
10000000006582 6582 Notes 2009-04-27 15:35:59 2009-04-27 16:37:22 This passage follows one of the dire warnings in the New Testament and one of the significant warnings in Hebrews. Currently, I understand both 6:1-8 and 10:26-31 as real warnings to Christians of real loss of salvation. These warnings serve as a means to the perseverance of the saints. These are real warnings with real consequences. But, the Author to the Hebrews knows better about his audience. Even though he speaks with warnings, he knows something better about them, namely that there are better things going on, especially in relation to salvation. This kind of statement occurs immediately after 10:26-31, when the author says, "But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publically exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated." I take this to mean that even though the warnings are very real, the Author is confident that his readers are truly saved, and is using the warnings to keep them on the straight and narrow. notes
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πεπείσμεθα δὲ περὶ ὑμῶν ἀγαπητοί τὰ κρείσσονα καὶ ἐχόμενα σωτηρίας
But we are persuaded concerning you, beloved, of better things, and things of salvation,
εἰ καὶ οὕτως λαλοῦμεν
even though in this manner we are speaking. (see 6:1-8)
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οὐ γὰρ ἄδικος ὁ θεὸς
For God is not unjust
ἐπιλαθέσθαι τοῦ ἔργου ὑμῶν
so as to forget ( with the result that he forgets) your work
καὶ τῆς ἀγάπης
and (with the result that he forgets) your love
ἧς ἐνεδείξασθε εἰς τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ
which you all have demonstrated unto his name,
διακονήσαντες τοῖς ἁγίοις
( by ) having served the saints
καὶ διακονοῦντες
and are (continuing to show) by still serving (the saints).
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ἐπιθυμοῦμεν δὲ ἕκαστον ὑμῶν τὴν αὐτὴν ἐνδείκνυσθαι σπουδὴν πρὸς τὴν πληροφορίαν τῆς ἐλπίδος ἄχρι τέλους
(Furthermore) we long for each of you to show the same haste toward the full assurance of hope until the end,
ἵνα μὴ νωθροὶ γένησθε
in order that you may not become lazy,
μιμηταὶ δὲ τῶν διὰ πίστεως καὶ μακροθυμίας κληρονομούντων τὰς ἐπαγγελίας
but (in order that you may become) imitators of those who through faith and patience are inheriting the promises.
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10000000006582 6582 Arc 2009-04-27 15:35:59 2009-04-27 16:37:22 editing Hebrews 6 9 6 12 Hebrews 6:9-12 58 NT tisch mine i11714 i11715 i11716 i11703 πεπείσμεθα δὲ περὶ ὑμῶν ἀγαπητοί τὰ κρείσσονα καὶ ἐχόμενα σωτηρίας But we are persuaded concerning you, beloved, of better things, and things of salvation, i11704 εἰ καὶ οὕτως λαλοῦμεν even though in this manner we are speaking. (see 6:1-8) concessive 2 1 i11717 i11705 οὐ γὰρ ἄδικος ὁ θεὸς For God is not unjust i11718 i11706 ἐπιλαθέσθαι τοῦ ἔργου ὑμῶν so as to forget ( with the result that he forgets) your work i11719 i11707 καὶ τῆς ἀγάπης and (with the result that he forgets) your love i11720 i11708 ἧς ἐνεδείξασθε εἰς τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ which you all have demonstrated unto his name, i11721 i11709 διακονήσαντες τοῖς ἁγίοις ( by ) having served the saints i11710 καὶ διακονοῦντες and are (continuing to show) by still serving (the saints). progression actionmanner 1 ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 actionresult 2 i11722 i11711 ἐπιθυμοῦμεν δὲ ἕκαστον ὑμῶν τὴν αὐτὴν ἐνδείκνυσθαι σπουδὴν πρὸς τὴν πληροφορίαν τῆς ἐλπίδος ἄχρι τέλους (Furthermore) we long for each of you to show the same haste toward the full assurance of hope until the end, i11723 i11712 ἵνα μὴ νωθροὶ γένησθε in order that you may not become lazy, i11713 μιμηταὶ δὲ τῶν διὰ πίστεως καὶ μακροθυμίας κληρονομούντων τὰς ἐπαγγελίας but (in order that you may become) imitators of those who through faith and patience are inheriting the promises. negativepositive 2 actionpurpose 2 progression 1 1 1 tisch 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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