1 Let us, therefore, fear, lest a promise being left [us] of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
2 For 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.
4 For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh [day] like this, And God rested the seventh day from all his works.
5 And in this [place] again, They shall not enter into my rest.
6 Seeing, therefore, it remains that some must enter therein, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter in because of disobedience;
7 Again, 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.
8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then he would not afterward have spoken of another day.
9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God [did] from his.
11 Let us therefore make haste to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.
12 For 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.
13 Neither 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.
14 Having, therefore, a great high priest who penetrated the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast this profession [of our hope].
15 For 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.
16 Let us, therefore, come boldly unto the throne of his grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.: