Hebrews 6:8
New International Version
But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.

New Living Translation
But if a field bears thorns and thistles, it is useless. The farmer will soon condemn that field and burn it.

English Standard Version
But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned.

Berean Study Bible
But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless, and its curse is imminent. In the end it will be burned.

Berean Literal Bible
But that bringing forth thorns and thistles is worthless and near to a curse, of which the end is unto burning.

New American Standard Bible
but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.

King James Bible
But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Christian Standard Bible
But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and about to be cursed, and at the end will be burned.

Contemporary English Version
But land that produces only thornbushes is worthless. It is likely to fall under God's curse, and in the end it will be set on fire.

Good News Translation
But if it grows thorns and weeds, it is worth nothing; it is in danger of being cursed by God and will be destroyed by fire.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and about to be cursed, and will be burned at the end.

International Standard Version
However, if it continues to produce thorns and thistles, it is worthless and in danger of being cursed, and in the end will be burned.

NET Bible
But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is useless and about to be cursed; its fate is to be burned.

New Heart English Bible
but if it bears thorns and thistles, it is rejected and near being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if it should produce thorns and thistles, it would be rejected and not far from curses, but its end is burning.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, if the earth produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.

New American Standard 1977
but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but that which bears thorns and briers is rejected and is near unto cursing, whose end shall be by fire.

King James 2000 Bible
But that which bears thorns and briars is worthless, and is near unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

American King James Version
But that which bears thorns and briers is rejected, and is near to cursing; whose end is to be burned.

American Standard Version
but if it beareth thorns and thistles, it is rejected and nigh unto a curse; whose end is to be burned.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But that which bringeth forth thorns and briers, is reprobate, and very near unto a curse, whose end is to be burnt.

Darby Bible Translation
but bringing forth thorns and briars, it is found worthless and nigh to a curse, whose end [is] to be burned.

English Revised Version
but if it beareth thorns and thistles, it is rejected and nigh unto a curse; whose end is to be burned.

Webster's Bible Translation
But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh to cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Weymouth New Testament
But if it only yields a mass of thorns and briers, it is considered worthless, and is in danger of being cursed, and in the end will be destroyed by fire.

World English Bible
but if it bears thorns and thistles, it is rejected and near being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

Young's Literal Translation
and that which is bearing thorns and briers is disapproved of, and nigh to cursing, whose end is for burning;
Study Bible
A Call to Maturity
7For land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is tended receives the blessing of God. 8But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless, and its curse is imminent. In the end it will be burned. 9Even though we speak like this, beloved, we are convinced of better things in your case—things that accompany salvation.…
Cross References
Genesis 3:17
And to Adam He said: "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree from which I commanded you not to eat, cursed is the ground because of you; through toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.

Deuteronomy 29:22
Then the generation to come--your sons who follow you and the foreigner who comes from a distant land--will see the plagues of the land and the sicknesses the LORD has inflicted on it.

2 Samuel 23:7
The man who touches them must be armed with iron or with the shaft of a spear. The fire will burn them to ashes in the place where they lie."

Isaiah 27:4
I am not angry. If only thorns and briers confronted Me, I would march and trample them, I would burn them to the ground.

Treasury of Scripture

But that which bears thorns and briers is rejected, and is near to cursing; whose end is to be burned.

beareth.

Hebrews 12:17
For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

Genesis 3:17,18
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; …

Genesis 4:11
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

whose.

Hebrews 10:27
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

Isaiah 27:10,11
Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof…

Ezekiel 15:2-7
Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest? …







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[land that] produces
ἐκφέρουσα (ekpherousa)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1627: To bring out, carry out, sometimes out of the city for burial; I bring forth, bear, produce. From ek and phero; to bear out.

thorns
ἀκάνθας (akanthas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 173: A thorn-bush, prickly plant; a thorn. Probably from the same as akmen; a thorn.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

thistles
τριβόλους (tribolous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5146: A thistle. From treis and belos; properly, a crow-foot, i.e. a thorny plant.

[is] worthless,
ἀδόκιμος (adokimos)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 96: Failing to pass the test, unapproved, counterfeit. By implication, worthless.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[its] curse
κατάρας (kataras)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2671: Cursing; a curse; meton: a doomed one. From kata and ara; imprecation, execration.

is imminent.
ἐγγύς (engys)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1451: Near. From a primary verb agcho; near.

[In]
ἧς (hēs)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

end
τέλος (telos)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5056: (a) an end, (b) event or issue, (c) the principal end, aim, purpose, (d) a tax.

it will be burned.
καῦσιν (kausin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2740: A burning up, being burned. From kaio; burning.
(8) But that which beareth.--Rather, But if it bear thorns and briars it is rejected. We are told that the presence of briars (i.e., caltrops) is a sure evidence of a poor soil, on which labour will be wasted. The words are partially a quotation from Genesis 3:18. The change of translation here is important; if that very land, which has drunk in the abundant rain and has received careful culture still prove unfruitful, it is rejected. Man can do no more; and the curse of God is "near"; its end is "for burning." The explanation of the last words is probably found in Deuteronomy 29:23, which speaks of the land of Sodom which God overthrew, which "is brimstone and salt and burning." The connection between these two verses and the preceding passages is obvious. In the case of the apostates there described, man is helpless; God's curse is near. But, as Chrysostom says, in this very word there is mercy; "the end" is not yet come.

6:1-8 Every part of the truth and will of God should be set before all who profess the gospel, and be urged on their hearts and consciences. We should not be always speaking about outward things; these have their places and use, but often take up too much attention and time, which might be better employed. The humbled sinner who pleads guilty, and cries for mercy, can have no ground from this passage to be discouraged, whatever his conscience may accuse him of. Nor does it prove that any one who is made a new creature in Christ, ever becomes a final apostate from him. The apostle is not speaking of the falling away of mere professors, never convinced or influenced by the gospel. Such have nothing to fall away from, but an empty name, or hypocritical profession. Neither is he speaking of partial declinings or backslidings. Nor are such sins meant, as Christians fall into through the strength of temptations, or the power of some worldly or fleshly lust. But the falling away here mentioned, is an open and avowed renouncing of Christ, from enmity of heart against him, his cause, and people, by men approving in their minds the deeds of his murderers, and all this after they have received the knowledge of the truth, and tasted some of its comforts. Of these it is said, that it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance. Not because the blood of Christ is not sufficient to obtain pardon for this sin; but this sin, in its very nature, is opposite to repentance and every thing that leads to it. If those who through mistaken views of this passage, as well as of their own case, fear that there is no mercy for them, would attend to the account given of the nature of this sin, that it is a total and a willing renouncing of Christ, and his cause, and joining with his enemies, it would relieve them from wrong fears. We should ourselves beware, and caution others, of every approach near to a gulf so awful as apostacy; yet in doing this we should keep close to the word of God, and be careful not to wound and terrify the weak, or discourage the fallen and penitent. Believers not only taste of the word of God, but they drink it in. And this fruitful field or garden receives the blessing. But the merely nominal Christian, continuing unfruitful under the means of grace, or producing nothing but deceit and selfishness, was near the awful state above described; and everlasting misery was the end reserved for him. Let us watch with humble caution and prayer as to ourselves.
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