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4:1So then, beware that while the promise of entering his rest is left open you are not left out,4:2because we too have been brought the Gospel. But hearing the word did them no good because it was not combined with faith.

4:3We who believe are the ones who enter into the rest, in accordance with what he has declared (“As I swore in my indignation, They will never enter my rest!”), although the work was done since the foundation of the world.4:4For he has declared somewhere about the seventh day: “And God stopped from all his work on the seventh day,”4:5and again, “They will never enter my rest!.”4:6So then, some remain to enter into it, but those who were formerly brought the Gospel did not enter because of disbelief.4:7So God designated another day called Today. After a long time he said as before, through David, “If you hear his voice today, do not harden your hearts.”4:8For if Joshua gave them rest he would not have spoken about another Day.4:9Consequently, a Sabbath still remains for the people of God.

4:10Whoever entered into his rest also stopped working, just as God stopped working.4:11So we should try to enter into that rest so that nobody falls into that same type of disbelief.4:12For the Word of God is alive and effective, and sharper than any double-edged sword. It penetrates to the point of dividing soul from spirit, joints from marrow, and judges the heart’s inner feelings and thoughts.4:13And there is no creature that can hide from him; everything is completely exposed to the eyes of him who gave us the Word.4:14So then, since we have a great Ruling Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the God-Man, we must hold tightly to our commitment.4:15For we do not have a Ruling Priest who can’t sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way yet without failing.

4:16Because of that, we can boldly approach the throne of favor, so we may receive mercy and find favor for help at just the right time.