2 For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed.a

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    • v 4:2 - Some manuscripts "because those who heard did not combine it with faith"
      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.’ ”bAnd yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world.

      References for Hebrews 4:3

        • w 4:3 - Psalm 95:11; also in verse 5
          4 For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “On the seventh day God rested from all his works.”c

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

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              6 Therefore since it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to them did not go in because of their disobedience,

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              7 God again set a certain day, calling it “Today.” This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”d

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              8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day.

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              9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God;
              10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works,e just as God did from his.

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                • z 4:10 - Or "labor"
                  11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.

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                  12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.