1 Let us fear therefore, lest perhaps, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you{+} should seem to have come short of it.

2 For indeed we have had good news preached to us, even as they also [did]: but the word of hearing did not profit those who were not united in the faith with those who heard.

3 For we who have believed do enter into that rest; even as he has said, As I swore in my wrath, They will not enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

4 For he has said somewhere of the seventh [day] on this wise, And God rested on the seventh day from all his works;

5 and in this [place] again, They will not enter into my rest.

6 Seeing therefore it remains that some should enter into it, and they to whom the good news was formerly preached failed to enter in because of disobedience,

7 he again defines a certain day, Today, saying in David so long a time afterward (even as has been said before), Today if you{+} will hear his voice, Do not harden your{+} hearts.

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

9 There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God.

10 For he who has entered into his rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from his.

11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter into that rest, that no man fall after the same example of disobedience.

12 For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.

13 And there is no creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

14 Having then a great high priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

15 For we do not have a high priest who can't be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but one who has been in all points tried like [we are, yet] without sin.

16 Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help [us] in time of need.