Let us fear, therefore, lest any of us forsaking the promise of entering into his rest, should seem to come behind.
And look to, that no man be destitute of the grace of God, and that no root of bitterness spring up and trouble; and thereby many be defiled:
Well is him that standeth always in awe; as for him that hardeneth his heart, he shall fall into mischief.
What, then, though some of them did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the promise of God without effect?
"Not all they that say unto me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter in to the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth my father's will which is in heaven.
And whosoever heareth of me these sayings, and doeth them not the same, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
But and if the evil servant shall say in his heart, 'My master will defer his coming,' and shall begin to smite the servants, and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken:
When the good man of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, ye shall begin to stand without, and to knock at the door saying, 'Lord, Lord, open unto us.' And he shall answer and say unto you, 'I know you not whence ye are.'
There is no difference: For all have sinned, and lack the praise that is of valour before God:
Thou sayest well: because of unbelief they are broken off, and thou standest steadfast in faith. Be not high minded, but fear:
I therefore so run, not as at an uncertain thing. So fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
Wherefore we ought to give the more heed to the things which we have heard, lest we perish.
But we which have believed, do enter into his rest, as contrariwise he said to the other, "As I have sworn in my wrath, 'They shall not enter into my rest.'" And that spake he verily long after that the works were made, and the foundation of the world laid.
Let us study therefore to enter into that rest; lest any man fall, after the same example, into unbelief:
See that ye despise not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not which refused him that spake on earth; Much more shall we not escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
Remember them which have the oversight of you, which have declared unto you the word of God: consider the conversation of their living, the end of whose conversation see that ye look upon, and follow their faith.
after the number of the days in which ye searched out the land forty days, and every day a year: so that they shall bear your unrighteousness forty years, and ye shall feel my vengeance.
Wherefore the LORD God of Israel sayeth, 'I said that thine house and the house of thy father should have walked before me forever. But now the LORD sayeth that be far from me: for them that honoureth me I will honour, and they that despise me, shall not be regarded.
And I will set up an everlasting covenant with them; Namely: that I will never cease to do them good, and that I will put my fear in their hearts, so that they shall not run away from me.
But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, my master will defer his coming,