1 LET us, then, be afraid that, though the promise of entering his rest is still left, some one of you may seem to have missed it.
2 For we have received the good news just as they did, but the message that was heard did not benefit them, since it did not meet with faith in the hearers.
3 For we who have faith are entering into the rest, as he said, "As I swore in my wrath, 'They shall not enter into my rest,' " although his works had been finished since the creation of the world.
4 For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day thus, "And God rested on the seventh day from all his works,"
5 and in this place again, "They shall not enter into my rest."
6 Since, then, it remains for some to enter into it, and those who first received the good news did not enter because of lack of faith '97
7 again he indicates a day, "to-day," saying in David so long after, as has been already quoted, "To-day if you will hear his voice, do not harden your hearts."
8 For if Joshua had given them rest he would not be speaking of another day after that.
9 Therefore there still remains a rest for the people of God.
10 For he who has entered into God's rest has rested from his works as God did from his.
11 Let us endeavor then to enter into that rest so that no one shall fall, after that example of lack of faith.
12 For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any two-edged sword, and it pierces until it divides soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and it judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart.
13 There is not a creature invisible to him, but all things are naked and defenseless before the eyes of him to whom we must account.
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.
15 For we have not a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, for he has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin.
16 Therefore let us come with confidence to the throne of grace and receive compassion and find grace for timely help.