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Hebrews 6:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and have tasted the good word of God, and [the] works of power of [the] age to come,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And have tasted God's utterance to be, sweet, mighty works also of a coming age,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and did taste the good saying of God, the powers also of the coming age,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Have moreover tasted the good word of God and the powers of the world to come,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And haue tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come;
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and have tasted the good word of Aloha, and the power of the world to come,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and have tasted the good word of God, and the power of the world to come,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
have tasted 1089
{1089} Prime
A primary verb; to taste; by implication to eat; figuratively to experience (good or ill).
<5666> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 88
the good 2570
{2570} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; properly beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally), that is, valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use, and thus distinguished from G0018, which is properly intrinsic).
word 4487
{4487} Prime
From G4483; an utterance (individually, collectively or specifically); by implication a matter or topic (especially of narration, command or dispute); with a negative naught whatever.
of God, 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
and 5037
{5037} Prime
A primary particle (enclitic) of connection or addition; both or also (properly as a correlation of G2532).
the powers 1411
{1411} Prime
From G1410; force (literally or figuratively); specifically miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself).
of the world 165
{0165} Prime
From the same as G0104; properly an age; by extension perpetuity (also past); by implication the world; specifically (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future).
to come, 3195
{3195} Prime
A strengthened form of G3199 (through the idea of expectation); to intend, that is, be about to be, do, or suffer something (of persons or things, especially events; in the sense of purpose, duty, necessity, probability, possibility, or hesitation).
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 6:5

_ _ tasted the good word of God — distinct from “tasted OF (genitive) the heavenly gift”; we do not yet enjoy all the fullness of Christ, but only have a taste OF Him, the heavenly gift now; but believers may taste the whole word (accusative case) of God already, namely, God’s “good word of promise.” The Old Testament promise of Canaan to Israel typified “the good word of God’s” promise of the heavenly rest (Hebrews 4:1-16). Therefore, there immediately follows the clause, “the powers of the world to come.” As “enlightening” and “tasting of the heavenly gift,” Christ, the Bread of Life, answers to FAITH: so “made partakers of the Holy Ghost,” to CHARITY, which is the first-fruit of the Spirit: and “tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,” to HOPE. Thus the triad of privileges answers to the Trinity, the Father, Son, and Spirit, in their respective works toward us. “The world to come,” is the Christian dispensation, viewed especially in its future glories, though already begun in grace here. The world to come thus stands in contrast to course of this world, altogether disorganized because God is not its spring of action and end. By faith, Christians make the world to come a present reality, though but a foretaste of the perfect future. The powers of this new spiritual world, partly exhibited in outward miracles at that time, and then, as now, especially consisting in the Spirit’s inward quickening influences are the earnest of the coming inheritance above, and lead the believer who gives himself up to the Spirit to seek to live as the angels, to sit with Christ in heavenly places, to set the affections on things above, and not on things on earth, and to look for Christ’s coming and the full manifestation of the world to come. This “world to come,” in its future aspect, thus corresponds to “resurrection of the dead and eternal life” (Hebrews 6:2), the first Christian principles which the Hebrew believers had been taught, by the Christian light being thrown back on their Old Testament for their instruction (see on Hebrews 6:1, Hebrews 6:2). “The world to come,” which, as to its “powers,” exists already in the redeemed, will pass into a fully realized fact at Christ’s coming (Colossians 3:4).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 6:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 6:5

And have tasted the good word of God — Have had a relish for, and a delight in it. And the powers of the world to come — Which every one tastes, who has an hope full of immortality. Every child that is naturally born, first sees the light, then receives and tastes proper nourishment, and partakes of the things of this world. In like manner, the apostle, comparing spiritual with natural things, speaks of one born of the Spirit, as seeing the light, tasting the sweetness, and partaking of the things "of the world to come."

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Matthew 13:20-21 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; ... Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
Mark 4:16-17 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; ... And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
Luke 8:13 They on the rock [are they], which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
1 Peter 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord [is] gracious.
2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

the powers:

Hebrews 2:5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
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