Hebrews 4:1-11 (Holman Christian Standard)

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The Promised Rest

1 Therefore, while the promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear so that none of you should miss it.a 2 For we also have received the good news just as they did; but the message they heard did not benefit them, since they were not united with those who heard it in faithb 3 (for we who have believed enter the rest), in keeping with whatc He has said: So I swore in My anger, they will not enter My rest. d And yet His works have been finished since the foundation of the world, 4 for somewhere He has spoken about the seventh day in this way: And on the seventh day God rested from all His works. e 5 Again, in that passage [He says], They will never enter My rest. f 6 Since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news did not enter because of disobedience, 7 again, He specifies a certain day- today -speaking through David after such a long time, as previously stated: Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts. g 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken later about another day. 9 A Sabbath rest remains, therefore, for God's people. 10 For the person who has entered His rest has rested from his own works, just as God did from His. 11 Let us then make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall into the same pattern of disobedience.
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