Hebrews 6:4

“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,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For it is impossible for those who were once inlightned, and haue tasted of the heauenly gift, and were made partakers of the holy Ghost,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For as touching those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
- American Standard Version (1901)

As for those who at one time saw the light, tasting the good things from heaven, and having their part in the Holy Spirit,
- Basic English Bible

For it is impossible to renew again to repentance those once enlightened, and who have tasted of the heavenly gift, and have been made partakers of [the] Holy Spirit,
- Darby Bible

For it is impossible for those who have been once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit.
- Webster's Bible

For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once for all been enlightened, and have tasted the sweetness of the heavenly gift, and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
- Weymouth Bible

For concerning those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
- World English Bible

But it is impossible, that thei that ben onys liytned, and `han tastid also an heuenly yifte, and ben maad parceneris of the Hooli Goost,
- Wycliffe Bible

for [it is] impossible for those once enlightened, having tasted also of the heavenly gift, and partakers having became of the Holy Spirit,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 6:4


6:4 It is impossible for those who were once enlightened - With the light of the glorious love of God in Christ. And have tasted the heavenly gift - Remission of sins, sweeter than honey and the honeycomb. And been made partakers of the Holy Ghost - Of the witness and the fruit of he Spirit.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 6:4


Heb 6:4 For [it is] impossible. There are sins that have no forgiveness (Mt 12:31,32). There are Apostates who can never find a place for repentance, not because of the failure of God's mercy, but because they have destroyed their moral capacity for a heartfelt repentance. Usually the most hardened sinner are apostates. Those who were once enlightened. Had the light of the Gospel. See Joh 8:12. Have tasted. Experienced. Of the heavenly gift. The new life in Christ. Christ "giveth life unto the world" (Joh 20:31). And were made partakers of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God is sent into the heart of all sons (Ga 4:6 Ro 8:9).

Discussion for Hebrews 6

  • Alex
    Abraham was just a type of God THE FATHER THAT OFFERED UP HIS ONLY SON. THE RAM CAUGHT IN THE THICKET WAS A TYPE OF CHRIST,WHEN THEY SAW THE CROWN OF THORNS ON JESUS HEAD THEY REMEMBERED THE RAM CAUGHT IN THE THICKET BY HIS HORNS And they KNEW that the Promise was surely gonna be fulfilled by his blood, the LORD WILL PROVIDE HIMSELF AS A LAMB And the multiplication of God THUS the Israel of God
  • Alex
    When God cd sware by no GREATER he swore by his self meaning he was gonna MULTIPLY his self in Humanity via his seed his Word, Thats Y the sower ( christ jesus ) will go forth to sow his seed in Humanity that we might birth God,Ya gotta realize that the good seed is the living word the very seed of God To whom the WORD came it made them Gods AND THE SCRIPTURE CANNOT BE BROKEN, H.G. IS THAT PROMISE
  • BJ
    God is a wonderful God for he has given us a ANCHOR for our SOUL! CONSOLATION, God is unable to change. God cannot lie. To prove to us his love and faithfulness God took a OATH, Wow,, What a mighty mighty God we serve
  • Sharon-ann demaske
    heb 6:4-6 confusion: pulled those enlightened, tasted the heavenly gift, shared the Holy Spirit. 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. [Heb 6:5-6 ESV] 5 and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, to restore them aga
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    If anyone think you can lose salvation you need to examine yourself see if your saved you got some seducing spirit. I LABOR IN WORD AND DOCTRINE so I know that verse refers to an apostate believer if you don't produce good fruit your chasetened you refuse and backslide then SIN UNTO DEATH for saved ONLY you'll lose your life only not salvation. NO MAN SHALL PLUCK YOU OF MY FATHERS HAND
  • A disciple
    NO Jim! Once saved, AFTERWARDS DESTROYED FOR UNBELIEF! Not once saved always saved: for then we could do what we want, live scandalous, selfish, filthy unclean lives, an abhorrence to God and man; "But we're Christians!" How does anyone NOT understand that? The evil tree which produces rotten fruit IS CUT DOWN AND THROWN INTO THE FIRE! "Then truly by their fruits you shall know them."

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