6:4 For it is impossible in the case of those who have once been enlightened, tasted the heavenly gift, become partakers of the Holy Spirit, 6:5 tasted the good word of God and the miracles of the coming age, 6:6 and then have committed apostasy, 5 to renew them again to repentance, since 6 they are crucifying the Son of God for themselves all over again 7 and holding him up to contempt.
1 tn Grk “Therefore leaving behind.” The implication is not of abandoning this elementary information, but of building on it.
2 tn Or “basic.”
3 tn Grk “the message of the beginning of Christ.”
4 tn Grk “leaving behind…let us move on.”
5 tn Or “have fallen away.”
6 tn Or “while”; Grk “crucifying…and holding.” The Greek participles here (“crucifying…and holding”) can be understood as either causal (“since”) or temporal (“while”).
7 tn Grk “recrucifying the son of God for themselves.”