Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
 And this will we do, if God permit.
 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
 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.
 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
 And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.