6:1 Therefore we must progress beyond 1 the elementary 2 instructions about Christ 3 and move on 4 to maturity, not laying this foundation again: repentance from dead works and faith in God, 6:2 teaching about baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 6:3 And this is what we intend to do, 5 if God permits.
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 Grk “and we will do this.”