Parallel Verses

Amplified

Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still holds and is offered [today], let us be afraid [ to distrust it], lest any of you should think he has come too late and has come short of [reaching] it.

New American Standard Bible

Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Therefore, while the promise to enter His rest remains, let us fear that none of you should miss it.

International Standard Version

Therefore, as long as the promise of entering his rest remains valid, let us be afraid! Otherwise, some of you will fail to reach it,

A Conservative Version

Let us be afraid therefore, lest, a promise being left behind to enter into his rest, any of you should seem to have come short.

American Standard Version

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

An Understandable Version

So, as long as God's promise of entering into a state of rest with Him [still] remains, we should fear that someone among you will appear [in the end] to have fallen short of [attaining] it. [Note: In this section "entering into rest" refers to Israel entering Canaan (verses 6, 8) and to Christians entering heaven (verses 3, 9). The "Sabbath day rest" is represented as a type of both].

Anderson New Testament

Let us fear, therefore, lest, as a promise of entering into his rest still remains, any of you should seem to come short of it.

Bible in Basic English

Let us then, though we still have God's word that we may come into his rest, go in fear that some of you may be unable to do so.

Common New Testament

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest remains, let us fear lest any one of you be judged to have come short of it.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Let us therefore fear, lest any of us by rejecting the promise of entring into his rest, should be excluded from it.

Darby Translation

Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you might seem to have failed of it.

Godbey New Testament

Then let us fear, lest at some time, the promise to enter into his rest having been left, some of you may appear to have come short.

Goodspeed New Testament

We ought therefore to fear that when the promise of admission to his Rest is still open, some one of you may be found to have failed to reach it.

John Wesley New Testament

Let us therefore fear, lest a promise being left us of entring into his rest, any of us should altogether come short of it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

Let us therefore fear, lest a solemn promise being left to come into his rest, any of you should seem to have failed.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore let us fear, [while there] remains a promise of entering into his rest, that none of you appear to fall short of [it].

Modern King James verseion

Therefore, a promise being left to enter into His rest, let us fear lest any of you should seem to come short of it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let us fear, therefore, lest any of us forsaking the promise of entering into his rest, should seem to come behind.

Moffatt New Testament

Well then, as the promise of entrance into his Rest is still left to us, let us be afraid of anyone being judged to have missed it.

Montgomery New Testament

Let us be on our guard, then, though there is a promise still standing of being admitted to his rest, lest any one of you should be found to have come short of it.

NET Bible

Therefore we must be wary that, while the promise of entering his rest remains open, none of you may seem to have come short of it.

New Heart English Bible

Let us fear therefore, lest perhaps anyone of you should seem to have come short of a promise of entering into his rest.

Noyes New Testament

Let us then fear, since a promise is still left us of entering into his rest, lest any one of you should appear to fail of obtaining it.

Sawyer New Testament

Let us fear, therefore, lest at any time a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any one of you should seem to come short.

The Emphasized Bible

Let us therefore fear, lest at any time, although there is left behind a promise of entering into his rest, - any one from amongst you should be deemed, to have come short;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

LET us fear then lest, though a promise be left of entering into his rest, any one of you should appear to fail of obtaining it.

Twentieth Century New Testament

We must, therefore, be very careful, though there is a promise still standing that we shall enter upon God's Rest, that none of you even appear to have missed it.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

Therefore let us be on our guard lest perhaps, while He still leaves us a promise of being admitted to His rest, some one of you should be found to have fallen short of it.

Williams New Testament

So let us fear that when the promise for us to be admitted to His rest is still remaining valid some one of you may be found to have missed it.

World English Bible

Let us fear therefore, lest perhaps anyone of you should seem to have come short of a promise of entering into his rest.

Worrell New Testament

Let us, therefore, fear, lest a promise still being left of entering into His rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it.

Worsley New Testament

Let us therefore fear least a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of us should seem to fall short of it:

Youngs Literal Translation

We may fear, then, lest a promise being left of entering into His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Let us
φοβέω 
Phobeo 
fear, be afraid, be afraid of, reverence,
Usage: 68

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

φοβέω 
Phobeo 
fear, be afraid, be afraid of, reverence,
Usage: 68

μήποτε μήποτε 
mepote 
lest, lest at any time, whether or not, lest haply , if peradventure, no ... not at all, not tr
Usage: 12

ἐπαγγελία 
Epaggelia 
Usage: 51

καταλείπω 
Kataleipo 
Usage: 22

us of entering
εἰσέρχομαι 
Eiserchomai 
enter, go, come in, go in, enter in, come, arise
Usage: 120

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

his

Usage: 0

κατάπαυσις 
Katapausis 
Usage: 9

any
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

you
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

Devotionals

Devotionals about Hebrews 4:1

References

Context Readings

The Rest That Remains For The People Of God

1 Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still holds and is offered [today], let us be afraid [ to distrust it], lest any of you should think he has come too late and has come short of [reaching] it. 2 For indeed we have had the glad tidings [Gospel of God] proclaimed to us just as truly as they [the Israelites of old did when the good news of deliverance from bondage came to them]; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith (with the leaning of the entire personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) by those who heard it; neither were they united in faith with the ones [Joshua and Caleb] who heard (did believe).


Cross References

Hebrews 12:15

Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God's grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing), in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it -- "

Proverbs 28:14

Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) is the man who reverently and worshipfully fears [the Lord] at all times [regardless of circumstances], but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

Romans 3:3-4

What if some did not believe and were without faith? Does their lack of faith and their faithlessness nullify and make ineffective and void the faithfulness of God and His fidelity [to His Word]?

Matthew 7:21-23

Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven.

Matthew 7:26-27

And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a stupid (foolish) man who built his house upon the sand.

Luke 12:45-46

But if that servant says in his heart, My master is late in coming, and begins to strike the menservants and the maids and to eat and drink and get drunk,

Luke 13:25-30

When once the Master of the house gets up and closes the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door [again and again], saying, Lord, open to us! He will answer you, I do not know where [ what household -- "certainly not Mine] you come from.

Romans 3:23

Since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives.

Romans 11:20

That is true. But they were broken (pruned) off because of their unbelief (their lack of real faith), and you are established through faith [because you do believe]. So do not become proud and conceited, but rather stand in awe and be reverently afraid.

1 Corinthians 9:26-27

Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary.

1 Corinthians 10:12

Therefore let anyone who thinks he stands [who feels sure that he has a steadfast mind and is standing firm], take heed lest he fall [into sin].

2 Timothy 2:13

If we are faithless [do not believe and are untrue to Him], He remains true (faithful to His Word and His righteous character), for He cannot deny Himself.

Hebrews 2:1-3

Since all this is true, we ought to pay much closer attention than ever to the truths that we have heard, lest in any way we drift past [them] and slip away.

Hebrews 3:11

Accordingly, I swore in My wrath and indignation, They shall not enter into My rest.

Hebrews 4:3-5

For we who have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, in accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said, As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world.

Hebrews 4:9

So then, there is still awaiting a full and complete Sabbath-rest reserved for the [true] people of God;

Hebrews 4:11

Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience [into which those in the wilderness fell].

Hebrews 12:25

So see to it that you do not reject Him or refuse to listen to and heed Him Who is speaking [to you now]. For if they [the Israelites] did not escape when they refused to listen and heed Him Who warned and divinely instructed them [here] on earth [revealing with heavenly warnings His will], how much less shall we escape if we reject and turn our backs on Him Who cautions and admonishes [us] from heaven?

Hebrews 13:7

Remember your leaders and superiors in authority [for it was they] who brought to you the Word of God. Observe attentively and consider their manner of living (the outcome of their well-spent lives) and imitate their faith ( their conviction that God exists and is the Creator and Ruler of all things, the Provider and Bestower of eternal salvation through Christ, and their leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness).

Numbers 14:34

After the number of the days in which you spied out the land [of Canaan], even forty days, for each day a year shall you bear and suffer for your iniquities, even for forty years, and you shall know My displeasure [the revoking of My promise and My estrangement].

1 Samuel 2:30

Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, says, I did promise that your house and that of your father [forefather Aaron] should go in and out before Me forever. But now the Lord says, Be it far from Me. For those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed.

Proverbs 14:16

A wise man suspects danger and cautiously avoids evil, but the fool bears himself insolently and is [presumptuously] confident.

Jeremiah 32:40

And I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will not turn away from following them to do them good, and I will put My [reverential] fear in their hearts, so that they will not depart from Me.

Matthew 24:48-3

But if that servant is wicked and says to himself, My master is delayed and is going to be gone a long time,

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