Chapter 4

The rest of saints attained by faith -- The power of God's word -- Our high priest, Jesus, the Son of God.

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

2)For unto us was the gospelrest preached, as well as unto them:; but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

3)For we whichwho have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, ifIf they harden their hearts they shall not enter into my rest; also, I have sworn, If they will not harden their hearts, they shall enter into my rest:; although the works of God were prepared, (or finished,) from the foundation of the world.

4)For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

5)And in this place again, If they harden not their hearts they shall enter into my rest.

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

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

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

9)There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

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

11)Let us labourlabor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

12)For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedgedtwo-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soulbody and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

13)Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight:; but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

14)Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

15)For we have not ana high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was inon all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

16)Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.