Let usthereforefear , lest, a promise being left us of enteringintohisrest,anyofyou should seem to come short of it .
2Forunto us was the gospel preached , as well as unto them:but the wordapreacheddidnotprofitthem,not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
3For we which have believed do enterintorest,as he said , As I have sworninmywrath,if they shall enterintomyrest:although the works were finishedfrom the foundation of the world.4For he spake in a certain placeof the seventh day on this wise,AndGod did rest the seventhdayfromallhisworks.5Andinthis place again,If they shall enterintomyrest.6Seeingtherefore it remaineth that some must entertherein , and they to whom it was firstpreachedenterednotinbecause of unbelief:7Again, he limiteth a certainday,sayinginDavid, To day,after so long a time;as it is said , To dayif ye will hearhisvoice,hardennotyourhearts.8ForifJesusb had giventhemrest , then would henotafterwardhavespokenofanotherday.9
There remaineththerefore a restc to the people of God.10For he that is enteredintohisrest,healso hath ceasedfrom his ownworks,asGod did fromhis.11
Let us labourtherefore to enterintothatrest,lest any manfallafter the sameexample of unbelief.d12For the word of God is quick , andpowerful,andsharperthananytwoedgedsword,piercing even to the dividing asunder of soulandspirit,andof the jointsandmarrow,and is a discerner of the thoughtsandintents of the heart.13Neitheristhere any creature that is not manifest in hissight:but all things are nakedandopened unto the eyes of himwithwhom we have to do.14Seeingthen that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens,Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.15For we havenot an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of ourinfirmities;butwasin all pointstemptedlikeas we are, yet withoutsin.16
Let usthereforecomeboldlyunto the throne of grace,that we may obtainmercy,andfindgrace to helpin time of need.