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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Hebrews 6


1:1 formerly (g-11) Or 'of old.'

Verse 1

6:1 word (k-4) Logos , which includes the thoughts as well as the utterance of them. 'doctrine,' ver. 2, is a different word. see Note, 1 Corinthians 1:5 . growth, (l-20) The Greek word is used for 'perfection' or 'full growth.' So in ch. 5.14 'solid food belongs to full-grown men' to which allusion is made here. in (m-33) Epi , lit. 'on God,' as Acts 9:42 ; Acts 11:17 ; Acts 16:31 ; Acts 22:19 ; Romans 4:5 ,24 -- the actual personal object of faith trusted in as such. see Note, 2 Timothy 1:12 .

Verse 4

6:4 partakers (i-25) 'Partakes,' ch. 5.13 is metecho . 'Partakers,' ch. 6.4, is metochos , see Note q, ch. 2.14. renew (n-6) From kainos , as Ephesians 2:15 ; Ephesians 4:24 . Not a renewal in the sense of change, but to make entirely new.

Verse 11

6:11 earnestly (a-4) A longing for anything, as Luke 22:15 , and in contrast, see Luke 15:16 .

Verse 12

6:12 patience (b-14) 'Longsuffering.' see Note f, James 5:7 . inheritors (c-17) This refers to the past, but speaks only of the character of the person; but as an actuality.

Verse 14

6:14 thee; (d-13) See Genesis 22:17 .

Verse 17

6:17 (e-1) Many translate 'wherefore,' 'on which account.'

Verse 20

6:20 ever (f-11) As ch. 5. 6. see Note b.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Hebrews 6". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.