Hebrews 4:4

4 For He has said 1somewhere concerning the seventh day: "2AND GOD 3RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS ";

Hebrews 4:4 Meaning and Commentary

Hebrews 4:4

For he spake in a certain place
( Genesis 2:2 ) that is, Moses, the penman of that book spoke, or God by him:

of the seventh day on this wise;
of the seventh day of the world, or from the creation of the heavens and the earth:

and God did rest the seventh day from all his works:
of creation, but not of providence; for in them he works hitherto; nor does this rest suppose labour with fatigue and weariness, and ease and refreshment from it; only cessation from working in a creative way, and the utmost delight, complacency and satisfaction in what he had done. The Alexandrian copy leaves out the phrase, "the seventh day".

Hebrews 4:4 In-Context

2 For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.
3 For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, "AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST," although His works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4 For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day: "AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS ";
5 and again in this passage, "THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST."
6 Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience,

Cross References 3

  • 1. Hebrews 2:6
  • 2. Genesis 2:2
  • 3. Exodus 20:11; Exodus 31:17