Chapter 4Hebrews


1 Let us fear therefore, lest haply, a promise being left of entering into his :rest, anyone of you should seem to have come short. 2 For indeed we have been evangelized even as also they: but the word of :hearing did not profit them, because they were not united by :faith with them that heard. 3 For we who have believed are entering into the rest; even as he hath said,
As I sware in my :wrath,
If they shall enter into my :rest:
although the works were finished from the world’s foundation. 4 For he hath said somewhere of the seventh thus, And :God rested on the seventh :day from all his :works; 5 and in this place again, They shall not enter into my :rest.
6 Since therefore it remaineth that some enter thereinto, and the afore evangelized entered not because of disobedience, 7 he again defineth a certain day, Today, saying in David so long a time after
(even as hath been said before),
Today if ye shall hear his :voice, Harden not your hearts.
8 For if †Joshua had given them rest, he would not have spoken afterward of another day. 9 A sabbath rest remaineth therefore for the people of :God. 10 For who is entered into :his rest hath himself also rested from his :work, as :God did from his :own. 11 Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that :rest, that no one fall after the same example of :disobedience. 12 For living is the word of :God, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 14 Having therefore a great high priest, who hath passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of :God, let us hold fast the confession. 15 For we have not a high priest that cannot sympathize with our :infirmities; but one in all points tempted according to our likeness, without sin. 16 Let us therefore with boldness approach the throne of :grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.