Hebrews 4:5

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

Hebrews 4:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
ESV
5 And again in this passage he said, "They shall not enter my rest."
NLT
5 But in the other passage God said, “They will never enter my place of rest.”
MSG
5 but in this other text he says, "They'll never be able to sit down and rest."
CSB
5 Again, in that passage [He says], They will never enter My rest.

Hebrews 4:5 Meaning and Commentary

Hebrews 4:5

And in this place again
In ( Psalms 95:11 ) he speaks again of another rest distinct from that on the seventh day; which, and not the latter, is what believers under the Gospel dispensation enter into:

if they shall enter into my rest:
that is, unbelievers shall not enter into it; as the unbelieving Israelites did not enter into the typical rest, so neither shall any unbeliever enter into the Gospel rest, the antitype of the former.

Hebrews 4:5 In-Context

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 works have been finished since the creation of the world.
4 For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “On the seventh day God rested from all his works.”
5 And again in the passage above he says, “They shall never enter my rest.”
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,
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.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 95:11; S ver 3