Hebrews 6:5
New International Version
who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age

New Living Translation
who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the power of the age to come—

English Standard Version
and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come,

Berean Study Bible
who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age—

Berean Literal Bible
and having tasted the goodness of God's word and the power of the coming age--

King James Bible
And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

New King James Version
and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,

New American Standard Bible
and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,

NASB 1995
and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,

NASB 1977
and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,

Amplified Bible
and have tasted and consciously experienced the good word of God and the powers of the age (world) to come,

Christian Standard Bible
who tasted God’s good word and the powers of the coming age,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
tasted God’s good word and the powers of the coming age,

American Standard Version
and tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And tasted the good word of God and the power of the future world,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Have moreover tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

English Revised Version
and tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come,

Good News Translation
they knew from experience that God's word is good, and they had felt the powers of the coming age.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They experienced the goodness of God's word and the powers of the world to come.

International Standard Version
who have tasted the goodness of God's word and the powers of the coming age,

Literal Standard Version
and tasted the good saying of God, also the powers of the coming age,

NET Bible
tasted the good word of God and the miracles of the coming age,

New Heart English Bible
and tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come,

Weymouth New Testament
and have realized how good the word of God is and how mighty are the powers of the coming Age, and then fell away--

World English Bible
and tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come,

Young's Literal Translation
and did taste the good saying of God, the powers also of the coming age,

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Call to Maturity
4It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age— 6and then have fallen away—to be restored to repentance, because they themselves are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting Him to open shame.…

Cross References
Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!

Matthew 12:32
Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the one to come.

Ephesians 6:17
And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Hebrews 2:5
For it is not to angels that He has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Hebrews 11:3
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

1 Peter 1:25
but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was proclaimed to you.


Treasury of Scripture

And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

tasted.

Matthew 13:20,21
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; …

Mark 4:16,17
And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; …

Mark 6:20
For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

the powers.

Hebrews 2:5
For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.









(5) Tasted the good word of God.--There is a change of construction in the Greek which suggests that the words rather mean, tasted that God's word is goody--tasted the excellence of God's word, and of the powers, &c. God's word was "spoken through the Lord" (Hebrews 2:3); the Hebrew Christians had heard and received this word, and had proved for themselves its excellence. (Comp. 1Peter 2:3.)

Powers of the world to come.--Literally, powers of a coming (or, future) age. As has been before remarked, the last word is different from that which we find in Hebrews 2:5, the one relating to time, the other to the world as inhabited by man. Perhaps we may say that this is the only difference; the same future is contemplated in both places, namely, the age of the Messianic reign. We have seen (see Hebrews 1:2) that in the earliest days of the Church little account was taken of the period separating the pre-Christian age from that of the full manifestation of the kingdom of God; the "powers" received from God by those who believed (Hebrews 2:4) belonged to no earthly state, but were as truly anticipations of a future age of glory as was the "heavenly gift" an anticipation of the "heavenly fatherland" (Hebrews 11:16). . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
who have tasted
γευσαμένους (geusamenous)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1089: (a) I taste, (b) I experience. A primary verb; to taste; by implication, to eat; figuratively, to experience.

[the] goodness
καλὸν (kalon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

[of the] word
ῥῆμα (rhēma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4487: From rheo; an utterance, ; by implication, a matter or topic; with a negative naught whatever.

of God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

and
τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

[the] powers
δυνάμεις (dynameis)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1411: From dunamai; force; specially, miraculous power.

[of the] coming
μέλλοντος (mellontos)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3195: A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.

age—
αἰῶνος (aiōnos)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 165: From the same as aei; properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity; by implication, the world; specially a Messianic period.


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