Hebrews 6:9
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New International Version
Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case--the things that have to do with salvation.

New Living Translation
Dear friends, even though we are talking this way, we really don't believe it applies to you. We are confident that you are meant for better things, things that come with salvation.

English Standard Version
Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation.

New American Standard Bible
But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way.

King James Bible
But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even though we are speaking this way, dear friends, in your case we are confident of the better things connected with salvation.

International Standard Version
Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case, things that point to salvation.

NET Bible
But in your case, dear friends, even though we speak like this, we are convinced of better things relating to salvation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we are persuaded concerning you, my brethren, those things that are excellent and that accompany life, even though we speak in this way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Dear friends, even though we say these things, we are still convinced that better things are in store for you and that they will save you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But, beloved, we expect better things than these of you, things near unto saving health, though we thus speak.

King James 2000 Bible
But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

American King James Version
But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

American Standard Version
But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But, my dearly beloved, we trust better things of you, and nearer to salvation; though we speak thus.

Darby Bible Translation
But we are persuaded concerning you, beloved, better things, and connected with salvation, even if we speak thus.

English Revised Version
But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak:

Webster's Bible Translation
But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

Weymouth New Testament
But we, even while we speak in this tone, have a happier conviction concerning you, my dearly-loved friends--a conviction of things which point towards salvation.

World English Bible
But, beloved, we are persuaded of better things for you, and things that accompany salvation, even though we speak like this.

Young's Literal Translation
and we are persuaded, concerning you, beloved, the things that are better, and accompanying salvation, though even thus we speak,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:9,10 There are things that are never separated from salvation; things that show the person to be in a state of salvation, and which will end in eternal salvation. And the things that accompany salvation, are better things than ever any dissembler or apostate enjoyed. The works of love, done for the glory of Christ, or done to his saints for Christ's sake, from time to time, as God gives occasion, are evident marks of a man's salvation; and more sure tokens of saving grace given, than the enlightenings and tastings spoken of before. No love is to be reckoned as love, but working love; and no works are right works, which flow not from love to Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - But, beloved, we are persuaded, etc. Here, as in Hebrews 4:14, warning is succeeded by words of encouragement and hope. The reason for not only a hope, but even a persuasion, that God will keep them from apostasy, is given in the following verse.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you,.... The apostle addresses the believing Hebrews, as "beloved"; being beloved by the Lord, not as the descendants of Abraham, but as the elect of God, and so as loved with an everlasting love; and which might be known to themselves, by its being shed abroad in their hearts, and by their being called by grace, and by their love to him, and to his people: and from hence they might conclude they should not fall away, as the apostates before spoken of; since, in consequence of being beloved by God, they were chosen in Christ unto salvation; Christ was given to die for them; they had the Spirit sent down into their hearts; they were justified, pardoned, and adopted; nor could they be separated from the love of God: and the apostle also so calls them, because they were beloved by him, not merely as being his countrymen, but as saints: and this he says to testify his affection to them; to show that what he said was not from hatred of them, or prejudice to them; and that his exhortations, cautions, and reproofs, might be better taken; and particularly that they might credit what he here says, that he was "persuaded better things" of them, than what he had said of others in Hebrews 6:4 even such as are expressed in Hebrews 6:10 he was persuaded they had the true grace of God; whereas the above mentioned persons had only gifts, when in the height of their profession; and the least degree of grace is better than the greatest gifts men can be possessed of: grace makes a man a good man, not gifts; a man may have great gifts and not be a good man; grace is useful to a man's self, gifts are chiefly useful to others; grace makes men fruitful, when gifts leave them barren in the knowledge of Christ; grace is lasting, when gifts fail, and cease and vanish away; grace will abide the fire of persecution, when gifts will not; grace is saving, gifts are not:

and things that accompany salvation; which enter into salvation; are ingredients in it, and parts of it, and with which salvation is connected; such as faith, love, &c. or which mutually touch or follow one another in the chain of salvation; as to be predestinated, justified, called, adopted, sanctified, and, at last, glorified:

though we thus speak; concerning others, as in the preceding verses: the hard things spoken by him of some, were consistent with such persuasions in general; for there might be some among them to whom the aforesaid characters belonged; and saying such things might be a means to make others watchful and careful.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. beloved—appositely here introduced; LOVE to you prompts me in the strong warnings I have just given, not that I entertain unfavorable thoughts of you; nay, I anticipate better things of you; Greek "the things which are better"; that ye are not thorn-bearing, or nigh unto cursing, and doomed unto burning, but heirs of salvation in accordance with God's faithfulness (Heb 6:10).

we are persuaded—on good grounds; the result of proof. Compare Ro 15:14, "I myself am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye are full of goodness." A confirmation of the Pauline authorship of this Epistle.

things that accompany—Greek, "things that hold by," that is, are close unto "salvation." Things that are linked unto salvation (compare Heb 6:19). In opposition to "nigh unto cursing."

though—Greek, "if even we thus speak." "For it is better to make you afraid with words, that ye may not suffer in fact."

Hebrews 6:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Call to Maturity
8but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned. 9But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way. 10For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:14
Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

2 Corinthians 12:19
Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? We have been speaking in the sight of God as those in Christ; and everything we do, dear friends, is for your strengthening.

1 Peter 2:11
Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.

2 Peter 3:1
Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking.

1 John 2:7
Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard.

Jude 1:3
Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God's holy people.
Treasury of Scripture

But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

beloved.

Hebrews 6:4-6,10 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have …

Hebrews 10:34,39 For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling …

Philippians 1:6,7 Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good …

1 Thessalonians 1:3,4 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, …

things.

Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the …

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation …

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Matthew 5:3-12 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…

Mark 16:16 He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes …

Acts 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified …

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward …

2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented …

Galatians 5:6,22,23 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; …

Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men…

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