Hebrews - Chapter 4 | New King James Version

  • 1. Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
  • 2. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, {cf2super [18]} not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.
  • 3. For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: "So I swore in My wrath, 'They shall not enter My rest,' " {cf2super [19]} although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
  • 4. For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: "And God rested on the seventh day from all His works"; {cf2super [20]}
  • 5. and again in this place: "They shall not enter My rest." {cf2super [21]}
  • 6. Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience,
  • 7. again He designates a certain day, saying in David, "Today," after such a long time, as it has been said: "Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts." {cf2super [22]}
  • 8. For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day.
  • 9. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.
  • 10. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
  • 11. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.
  • 12. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
  • 13. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
  • 14. Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
  • 15. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
  • 16. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.