The Believer’s Rest
1 Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have acome short of it.
2 For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but athe word 1they heard did not profit them, because 2it was not united by faith in those who heard.
3 For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said,
“aAs I swore in My wrath,
They shall not enter My rest,”
although His works were finished bfrom the foundation of the world.
4 For He has said asomewhere concerning the seventh day: “bAnd God crested on the seventh day from all His works”;
5 and again in this passage, “aThey 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 adisobedience,
7 He again fixes a certain day, “Today,” saying 1through David after so long a time just aas has been said before,
“bToday if you hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts.”
8 For aif 1Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that.
9 So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.
10 For the one who has entered His rest has himself also arested from his works, as bGod did from His.
11 Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same aexample of bdisobedience.
12 For athe word of God is bliving and cactive and sharper than any two-edged dsword, and piercing as far as the division of esoul and espirit, of both joints and marrow, and fable to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
13 And athere is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are bopen and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
14 Therefore, since we have a great ahigh priest who has bpassed through the heavens, Jesus cthe Son of God, let us hold fast our dconfession.
15 For we do not have aa high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been btempted in all things as we are, yet cwithout sin.
16 Therefore let us adraw near with bconfidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.