Hebrews 4

English Standard Version

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. (Heb 12:15) For 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.[1] (Ro 3:3) For we who have believed enter that rest, 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. (Ps 95:11; Heb 3:11) For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” (Ge 2:2; Ex 20:11; Ex 31:17) And again in this passage he said, “They shall not enter my rest.” (Heb 4:3) Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience, (Heb 3:19) again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” (Heb 3:7) For if Joshua had given them rest, God[2] would not have spoken of another day later on. So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10 for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. (Re 14:13) 11 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. (Heb 3:12) 12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Pr 5:4; Isa 49:2; Jer 23:29; 1Co 14:24; Eph 6:17; 1Th 2:13; 1Pe 1:23; Re 1:16; Re 2:12) 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (2Ch 16:9; Job 26:6; Job 34:21; Ps 33:13) 14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. (Eph 4:10; Heb 2:17; Heb 10:21; Heb 10:23) 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. (Isa 53:3; Joh 8:46; Joh 14:30; Heb 4:14; Heb 5:2; Heb 7:26; Heb 9:28; 1Pe 2:22; 1Jo 3:5) 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Eph 3:12; Heb 7:19; Heb 7:25; Heb 10:19)