Hebrews 4:1-7 NIV

A Sabbath-Rest for the People of God

1 Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.1

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2 For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.a2

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    • a 4:2 - Many manuscripts "because they did not share in the faith of those who obeyed"
      3 Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, "So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.' "b3 And yet his work has been finished since the creation of the world.

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        • b 4:3 - Psalm 95:11; also in verse 5
          4 For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: "And on the seventh day God rested from all his work."c4

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          5 And again in the passage above he says, "They shall never enter my rest."5

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              6 It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of their disobedience.6

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              7 Therefore God again set a certain day, calling it Today, when a long time later he spoke through David, as was said before: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts."d7

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