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1Let us, therefore, fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.2For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them, but it did not profit those that heard the word without mixing it with faith.3(For we who have believed do enter into the rest) as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, they shall not enter into my rest although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.4For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day like this, And God rested the seventh day from all his works.5And in this place again, They shall not enter into my rest.6Seeing, therefore, it remains that some must enter therein, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter in because of disobedience;7Again, he determines a certain day, saying, Today, by David so long a time afterward; as it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.8For if Jesus {Joshua in Heb.} had given them rest, then he would not afterward have spoken of another day.9There remains therefore a rest {Gr. Sabbatismos} for the people of God.10For he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
11Let us therefore make haste to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.12For the word of God is alive and efficient and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.13Neither is there any created thing that is not manifested in his presence, but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him of whom we speak.14Having, therefore, a great high priest who penetrated the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast this profession of our hope.15For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.16Let us, therefore, come boldly unto the throne of his grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.