Hebrews 6:6

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If they shall fall away, to renue them againe vnto repentance: seeing they crucifie to themselues the Sonne of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and {then} have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and `then' fell away, it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And then let themselves be turned away, it is not possible for their hearts to be made new a second time; because they themselves put the Son of God on the cross again, openly shaming him.
- Basic English Bible

and have fallen away, crucifying for themselves [as they do] the Son of God, and making a show of [him].
- Darby Bible

If they shall fall away, to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
- Webster's Bible

it is impossible, I say, to keep bringing them back to a new repentance, for, to their own undoing, they are repeatedly crucifying the Son of God afresh and exposing Him to open shame.
- Weymouth Bible

and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify the Son of God for themselves again, and put him to open shame.
- World English Bible

that thei be renewid eftsoone to penaunce. Whiche eftsones crucifien to hem silf the sone of God, and han to scorn.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having fallen away, again to renew [them] to reformation, having crucified again to themselves the Son of God, and exposed to public shame.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 6:6

6:6 And have fallen away - Here is not a supposition, but a plain relation of fact. The apostle here describes the case of those who have cast away both the power and the form of godliness; who have lost both their faith, hope, and love, #Heb 6:10|, &c., and that wilfully, #Heb 10:26|. Of these wilful total apostates he declares, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance. (though they were renewed once,) either to the foundation, or anything built thereon. Seeing they crucify the Son of God afresh - They use him with the utmost indignity. And put him to an open shame - Causing his glorious name to be blasphemed.

People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 6:6

Heb 6:6 If they shall fall away. Apostasize from the faith. To renew them unto repentance. He is so far fallen that he has no capacity left for repentance. Judas the Apostate sorrowed, but his sorrows became despair. There was remorse but not repentance. Seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh. By rejecting Christ they place themselves with those who rejected him and crucified him because he affirmed that he was the Son of God. Those meant are not those "overtaken in a fault" (Ga 6:1), or backsliders only, but men once Christian professors who not only turn away from but oppose Christ.

Discussion for Hebrews 6:6

  • Let God by His Holy Ghost teach you. Seek and you shall find. God gives the gift of repentance unto salvation not to be repented of. He will not forsake you. Tasting and eating are two different things. You can taste and decide you don 't want to eat It again. Only God can make you hungry enough to eat. Never stop seeking Him. Peter denied Christ three times and Jesus gave him the gift of repentance. We should not suppose we know all things. The only unforgivable sin is to blashemy the Holy Ghost. A child of God will never reach this place. Take comfort in God. He is Love. Not evil.
  • Doug Farrar for verse 6
    I have been wrestling with this verse lately. It is a very scary verse. If I apply it to myself I become fearful, but, perfect love casts out all fear, and on that claim alone is sufficient evidence of salvation. HOW SO? The one who fears his master and believes Him to be a " hard and cruel taskmaster " doesn 't really know Him aright. And the one who comes "boldly before the throne of Grace ", does. There are two aspects or more to fear. There is God 's fear Heb. 7:1 , and man fear. which avoids
  • Tochukwu Anthony Obi for verse 6
    See,it is very glaring and doesn 't need be confusing. Paul is saying that there exists some christians who got born again and were invited to the Glorious message of God 's grace and Righteousness in christ jesus but could not be able to endorse or comprehend such lavish of Mercy by God towards us in Christ Jesus. Paul the Apostle explain it in Galatians 2:16, Romans 8:1 and Hebrews 10:18. Such a person may say "I know jesus died for my sins but now that I am in Him,if I sin, I must try to make it right,but the more I try,the more I fail sin again , so I think the effort I put is not worth it. I could as well go on living because I don 't think this Gospel of Jesus saving people is real ". Such a person has created a New Testament chasm from God 's grace. Galatians 5:4 says exactly same thing.By such act,the person crucify to himself the Lord Jesus christ and disgrace Grace count it useless .
  • These verses obviously do not speak of a saved person who has committed a sin and then feels the Holy Spirit drawing him to repentance. I believe this answers a question to those who claim to have been saved and then abuse grace to continue in sin. Warning to those who believe they have fire insurance and a license to sin. Sin is serious and there appears to be a point at which a believer can fall away beyond repentance. I have a difficult time understanding how that can happen to a saved individual as the bible states that you become a new creature at the time of salvation. This is definately a verse beyond my understanding as it relates to the believer or prehaps just a person who doesnt actually accept salvation although they have been drawn by the Holy Spirit, then having rejected grace fall away.
  • listen,read romans 8:35-39.you will see GOD was talking about the Hebrews who went back to the old worship.Richard we all fall short,thats why GOD gives us GRACE!!!!!
  • Adam turner for verse 6
    We do not have a right to have our own thought of what the truth means in the bible so many times we want something to mean something that caters to our beliefs to justify our lives only Jesus can do that and he did that on the cross sometimes we want something to mean something beside what it really means because it goes against what we believe and says we cant do what we wanna do and go to heaven Hebrews 6 6 plainly states what it means its not a parable how do u get saved by believing confessing and repenting turning from sin so it talks about renewin again unto repentance that's plain to see not being mean but we shouldn't have to ask what it means its plainly written yes I wanna wonder cause it plainly states that I can fall away from my salvation and the only way to renew it is to crucify the old flesh to the cross again and bring me to open shame we have to confess our faults one to another and to God and he shall be just and forgive us of them

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