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Hebrews 4 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Let us then, though we still have God's word that we may come into his rest, go in fear that some of you may be unable to do so. 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 And, truly, the good news came to us, even as it did to them; but the hearing of the word did them no good, because they were not united in faith with the true hearers. 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 For those of us who have belief come into his rest; even as he has said, As I said in my oath when I was angry, They may not come into my rest: though the works were done from the time of the making of the world. 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 For in one place he has said of the seventh day, And God had rest from all his works on the seventh day; 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 And in the same place he says again, They will not come into my rest. 5 And again in the passage above he says, "They shall never enter my rest."
6 So that as it is clear that some have to go in, and that the first hearers of the good news were not able to go in because they went against God's orders, 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 After a long time, again naming a certain day, he says in David, Today (as he had said before), Today if you will let his voice come to your ears, be not hard of heart, 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 For if Joshua had given them rest, he would not have said anything about another day. 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day.
9 So that there is still a Sabbath-keeping for the people of God. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God;
10 For the man who comes into his rest has had rest from his works, as God did from his. 10 for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his.
11 Because of this, let us have a strong desire to come into that rest, and let no one go after the example of those who went against God's orders. 11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.
12 For the word of God is living and full of power, and is sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting through and making a division even of the soul and the spirit, the bones and the muscles, and quick to see 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 And there is nothing made which is not completely clear to him; there is nothing covered, but all things are open to the eyes of him with whom we have to 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 Having then a great high priest, who has made his way through the heavens, even Jesus the Son of God, let us be strong in our faith. 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 For we have not a high priest who is not able to be touched by the feelings of our feeble flesh; but we have one who has been tested in all points as we ourselves are tested, but without 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 Then let us come near to the seat of grace without fear, so that mercy may be given to us, and we may get grace for our help in time of need. 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.