Hebrews 6:6
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English Standard Version
and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.

King James Bible
If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

American Standard Version
and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And are fallen away: to be renewed again to penance, crucifying again to themselves the Son of God, and making him a mockery.

English Revised Version
and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

Webster's Bible Translation
If they shall fall away, to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

Weymouth New Testament
it is impossible, I say, to keep bringing them back to a new repentance, for, to their own undoing, they are repeatedly crucifying the Son of God afresh and exposing Him to open shame.

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Vincent's Word Studies

If they shall fall away (καὶ πααπεσόντας)

Lit. and having fallen away. Comp. πὲσῃ fall, Hebrews 4:11. Παραπίπτειν, N.T.o. It means to deviate, turn aside. Comp. lxx, Ezekiel 14:13; Ezekiel 15:8.

To renew them again (πὰλιν ἀνακαινίζειν)

The verb N.T.o. Ανακαινοῦν to renew, 2 Corinthians 4:16; Colossians 3:10.

Seeing they crucify to themselves - afresh (ἀνασταυροῦντας ἑαυτοῖς)

In the Roman classical use of the word, ἀνά has only the meaning up: to nail up on the cross. Here in the sense of anew, an idea for which classical writers had no occasion in connection with crucifying. Εαυτοῖς for themselves. So that Christ is no more available for them. They declare that Christ's crucifixion has not the meaning or the virtue which they formerly attached to it.

The Son of God

Marking the enormity of the offense.

Put him to an open shame (παραδειγματίζοντας)

N.T.o. Rarely in lxx. Comp. Numbers 25:4, hang them up. From παρὰ beside, δεικνύναι to show or point out. To put something alongside of a thing by way of commending it to imitation or avoidance. To make an example of; thence to expose to public disgrace. Δεῖγμα example, only Jde 1:7. Δειγματίζειν to make a public show or example, Matthew 1:19; Colossians 2:15. See additional note at the end of this chapter.

Additional Note on Hebrews 6:4-6.

The passage has created much discussion and much distress, as appearing to teach the impossibility of restoration after a moral and spiritual lapse. It is to be observed:

(1) That the case stated is that of persons who once knew, loved, and believed Christian truth, and who experienced the saving, animating, and enlightening energy of the Holy Spirit, and who lapsed into indifference and unbelief.

(2) The questions whether it is possible for those who have once experienced the power of the gospel to fall away and be lost, and whether, supposing a lapse possible, those who fall away can ever be restored by repentance - do not belong here. The possibility of a fall is clearly assumed.

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Hebrews 6:6 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

to renew. See on ver.

Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift...

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Isaiah 1:28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.

2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

they crucify.

Hebrews 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God...

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications...

*etc:

Matthew 23:31,32 Why you be witnesses to yourselves, that you are the children of them which killed the prophets...

Luke 11:48 Truly you bear witness that you allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and you build their sepulchers.

an open.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

Matthew 27:38-44 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left...

Mark 15:29-32 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, you that destroy the temple, and build it in three days...

Luke 23:35-39 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself...

Cross References
Matthew 19:26
But Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Hebrews 4:14
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

Hebrews 10:26
For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Hebrews 10:29
How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?

2 Peter 2:21
For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.

1 John 5:16
If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life--to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.

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