Hebrews 6:5

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And haue tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come,
- American Standard Version (1901)

With knowledge of the good word of God, and of the powers of the coming time,
- Basic English Bible

and have tasted the good word of God, and [the] works of power of [the] age to come,
- Darby Bible

And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
- Webster's Bible

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

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

and netheles han tastid the good word of God, and the vertues of the world to comynge, and ben slidun fer awei,
- Wycliffe Bible

and did taste the good saying of God, the powers also of the coming age,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 6:5


6:5 And have tasted the good word of God - Have had a relish for, and a delight in it. And the powers of the world to come - Which every one tastes, who has an hope full of immortality. Every child that is naturally born, first sees the light, then receives and tastes proper nourishment, and partakes of the things of this world. In like manner, the apostle, comparing spiritual with natural things, speaks of one born of the Spirit, as seeing the light, tasting the sweetness, and partaking of the things of the world to come.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 6:5


Heb 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God. Fed on that word which is food for the soul. The powers of the world to come. The miraculous gifts of the Spirit. The "world to come" is used in the sense of the Christian dispensation. See PNT "Heb 2:5".

Discussion for Hebrews 6:5

  • Sounds like miracles.
  • Eileen Dorn for verse 5
    I'm still struggling to understand it because I was born-again, filled with the spirit, and thought I had committed the unpardonable sin, but Jesus forgave me! Praise His Holy Name!

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