9 But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner.
10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end,
12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
confident (v.9) — Greek usage indicates that the writer felt misgivings but overcame them
better things (v.9) — than that they crucified the Son again and put Him to shame (v.6)
labor (v.10) — not in many manuscripts
diligence (v.11) = strenuous endeavor
full (v.11) = full carrying
sluggish (v.12) — same word translated “dull” in Hebrews 5:11