Hebrews 6:9
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.

Berean Study Bible
Even though we speak like this, beloved, we are convinced of better things in your case—things that accompany salvation.

Berean Literal Bible
But even if we speak like this, beloved, we are persuaded of better things concerning you, and things accompanying salvation.

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

New King James Version
But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner.

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

NASB 1995
But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way.

NASB 1977
But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way.

Amplified Bible
But, beloved, even though we speak to you in this way, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and of things that accompany salvation.

Christian Standard Bible
Even though we are speaking this way, dearly loved friends, in your case we are confident of things that are better and that pertain to salvation.

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.

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

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.

Contemporary English Version
My friends, we are talking this way. But we are sure that you are doing those really good things people do when they are being saved.

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

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

Good News Translation
But even if we speak like this, dear friends, we feel sure about you. We know that you have the better blessings that belong to your salvation.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
but we are persuaded, concerning you, beloved, the things that are better, and accompanying salvation, though even thus we speak,

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

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

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Call to Maturity
8But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless, and its curse is imminent. In the end it will be burned. 9 Even though we speak like this, beloved, we are convinced of better things in your case— things that accompany salvation. 10For God is not unjust. He will not forget your work and the love you have shown for His name as you have ministered to the saints and continue to do so.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:14
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, beloved, since we have these promises, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that defiles body and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 12:19
Have you been thinking all along that we were making a defense to you? We speak before God in Christ, and all of this, beloved, is to build you up.

1 Peter 2:11
Beloved, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from the desires of the flesh, which war against your soul.

2 Peter 3:1
Beloved, this is now my second letter to you. Both of them are reminders to stir you to wholesome thinking

1 John 2:7
Beloved, I am not writing to you a new commandment, but an old one, which you have had from the beginning. This commandment is the message you have heard.

Jude 1:3
Beloved, although I made every effort to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt it necessary to write and urge you to contend earnestly for the faith entrusted once for all to the saints.


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 tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, …

Hebrews 10:34,39
For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance…

Philippians 1:6,7
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: …

things.

Hebrews 2:3
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

Hebrews 5:9
And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

Isaiah 57:15
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.









(9) Better things.--Literally, the better things; that is, the alternative spoken of in Hebrews 6:7. He has not written in despair, but for warning only; believing that to them belongs, not the state which is "nigh unto a curse," but that which borders on salvation (Hebrews 5:9).

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

though
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

we speak
λαλοῦμεν (laloumen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

like this,
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

beloved,
ἀγαπητοί (agapētoi)
Adjective - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's 27: From agapao; beloved.

we are convinced
Πεπείσμεθα (Pepeismetha)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 3982: A primary verb; to convince; by analogy, to pacify or conciliate; reflexively or passively, to assent, to rely.

of
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

better [things]
κρείσσονα (kreissona)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural - Comparative
Strong's 2908: Stronger, more excellent. Neuter of an alternate form of kreitton; better, i.e. Greater advantage.

in
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

your [case]—
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

[things that] accompany
ἐχόμενα (echomena)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

salvation.
σωτηρίας (sōtērias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4991: Feminine of a derivative of soter as noun; rescue or safety.


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