Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest is still open, let us take care that none of you should seem to have failed to reach it.
For indeed the good news came to us just as to them; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. a3
For we who have believed enter that rest, just as God b has said, "As in my anger I swore, "They shall not enter my rest,' " though his works were finished at the foundation of the world.
For in one place it speaks about the seventh day as follows, "And God rested on the seventh day from all his works."
And again in this place it says, "They shall not enter my rest."
Since therefore it remains open for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience,
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