2H E B R E W S

Hebrews 4 ©

1 The apostle proceeds in the exhortation unto obedience of the Gospel, and warns them by the foregoing example of the Israelites, who because of their unbelief, entered not into the rest of God. 4 Proves that the place in the 95th Psalm cannot be understood of the rest of the seventh day. 6 Nor of the rest in the land of Canaan. 9 But of another rest which was signified by the foregoing. 12 Strengthens his exhortation by a description of the piercing force of God’s Word. 13 And of Christ’s omniscience. 14 And forasmuch as Christ is the Son of God, and a great and faithful High Priest. 16 Therefore he exhorts them that with a firm confidence they should betake themselves to Him for refuge.


LET us therefore 1fear, lest, a promise 2being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem 3to come short of it.


For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as 4unto them: but the word 5preached did not profit them, not being 6mixed with faith in them that heard it.


For we which have believed do 7enter into rest, 8as he said, Asa I have sworn in my wrath, 9if they shall enter into my rest: 10although the works were 11finished from the foundation of the world.


For he spake in a 12certain place of the seventh day on this wise, Andb God did 13rest the seventh day 14from all his works.


And 15in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.


Seeing therefore it 16remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was 17first preached entered not in because of unbelief:


Again, 18he limiteth a certain day, saying 19in David, To day,c after so long a 20time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.


For if 21Jesus had 22given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.


There remaineth therefore 23a rest 24to the people of God.


For 25he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.


Let us labour therefore to enter 26into that rest, lest any man fall 27after the same example of 28unbelief.


29For the word of God is 30quick, and powerful, and sharper 31thand any twoedged sword, piercing even to 32the dividing asundere of soul and spirit, and 33of the joints and marrow, and is 34a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.


Neitherf is there any creature that is not manifest 35in his sight: but all things are naked and 36opened unto the eyes of him 37with whom we have to do.


38Seeingg then that we have a great high priest, that is 39passed 40into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast 41our profession.


Forh we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; buti was 42in all points tempted 43like as we are, yet withoutj sin.


Let us therefore come boldly untok44the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace 45to help 46in time of need.