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Hebrews 4 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God's promise of enjoying his rest still stands. So be careful that none of you fails to receive it. 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.
2 The good news was preached to our people long ago. It has also been preached to us. The message they heard didn't have any value for them. They didn't combine it with faith. 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.
3 Now we who have believed enjoy that rest. God said, "When I was angry I took an oath. I said, 'They will never enjoy the rest I planned for them.' " #1(Psalm 95:11)#2 Ever since God created the world, his work has been finished. 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.' " And yet his work has been finished since the creation of the world.
4 Somewhere he spoke about the seventh day. He said, "On the seventh day God rested from all his work."#1(Genesis 2:2)#2 4 For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: "And on the seventh day God rested from all his work."
5 In the part of Scripture I talked about earlier God said, "They will never enjoy the rest I planned for them."#1(Psalm 95:11)#2 5 And again in the passage above he says, "They shall never enter my rest."
6 It is still true that some will enjoy that rest. But those who had the good news preached to them earlier didn't go in. That was because they didn't obey. 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.
7 So God again chose a certain day. He named it Today. He did that when he spoke through David a long time later. As it was said earlier, "Listen to his voice today. If you hear it, don't be stubborn." #1(Psalm 95:7,8)#2 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."
8 Suppose Joshua had given them rest. If he had, God would not have spoken later about another day. 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day.
9 So there is still a Sabbath rest for God's people. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God;
10 God rested from his work. Those who enjoy God's rest also rest from their work. 10 for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his.
11 So let us make every effort to enjoy that rest. Then no one will fall into sin by following the example of those who didn't obey God. 11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.
12 The word of God is living and active. It is sharper than any sword that has two edges. It cuts deep enough to separate soul from spirit. It can separate joints from bones. It judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart. 12 For the word of God is living 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.
13 Nothing God created is hidden from him. His eyes see everything. He will hold us accountable for everything we do. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
14 We have a great high priest. He has gone up into the heavens. He is Jesus the Son of God. So let us hold firmly to what we say we believe. 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
15 We have a high priest who can feel it when we are weak and hurting. We have a high priest who has been tempted in every way, just as we are. But he did not sin. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin.
16 So let us boldly approach the throne of grace. Then we will receive mercy. We will find grace to help us when we need it. 16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.