Hebrews 4

A Rest for the People of God

1 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, a let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. 2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, 1 not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.

3 For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:
b "So I swore in My wrath,
'They shall not enter My rest,' " 2
although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4 For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: c "And God rested on the seventh day from all His works"; 3

5 and again in this place: d "They shall not enter My rest." 4

6 Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience,

7 again He designates a certain day, saying in David, "Today," after such a long time, as it has been said:
e "Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts." 5

8 For if 6 Joshua had f given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

11 g Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is h living and powerful, and i sharper than any j two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is k a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 l And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are m naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

Jesus the Great High Priest

14 Seeing then that we have a great n High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, o let us hold fast our confession. 15 For p we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but q was in all points tempted as we are, r yet without sin. 16 s Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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