Parallel Verses

Amplified

Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still remains and is freely offered today, let us fear, in case any one of you may seem to come short of reaching it or think he has come too late.

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.

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

Images Hebrews 4:1

Context Readings

The Rest That Remains For The People Of God

1 Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still remains and is freely offered today, let us fear, in case any one of you may seem to come short of reaching it or think he has come too late. 2 For indeed we have had the good news [of salvation] preached to us, just as the Israelites also [when the good news of the promised land came to them]; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because it was not united with faith [in God] by those who heard.


Cross References

Hebrews 12:15

See to it that no one falls short of God’s grace; that no root of resentment springs up and causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;

Proverbs 28:14


Blessed and favored by God is the man who fears [sin and its consequence] at all times,
But he who hardens his heart [and is determined to sin] will fall into disaster.

Romans 3:3-4

What then? If some did not believe or were unfaithful [to God], their lack of belief will not nullify and make invalid the faithfulness of God and His word, will it?

Matthew 7:21-23

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only 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 foolish (stupid) man who built his house on the sand.

Luke 12:45-46

But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is taking his time in coming,’ and begins to beat the servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk,

Luke 13:25-30

Once the head of the house gets up and closes the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door [again and again], saying, ‘Lord, open to us!’ then He will answer you, ‘I do not know where you are from [for you are not of My household].’

Romans 3:23

since all have sinned and continually fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 11:20

That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand by your faith [as believers understanding the truth of Christ’s deity]. Do not be conceited, but [rather stand in great awe of God and] fear [Him];

1 Corinthians 9:26-27

Therefore I do not run without a definite goal; I do not flail around like one beating the air [just shadow boxing].

1 Corinthians 10:12

Therefore let the one who thinks he stands firm [immune to temptation, being overconfident and self-righteous], take care that he does not fall [into sin and condemnation].

2 Timothy 2:13


If we are faithless, He remains faithful [true to His word and His righteous character], for He cannot deny Himself.

Hebrews 2:1-3

For this reason [that is, because of God’s final revelation in His Son Jesus and because of Jesus’ superiority to the angels] we must pay much closer attention than ever to the things that we have heard, so that we do not [in any way] drift away from truth.

Hebrews 3:11


So I swore [an oath] in My wrath,
They shall not enter My rest [the promised land].’”

Hebrews 4:3-5

For we who believe [that is, we who personally trust and confidently rely on God] enter that rest [so we have His inner peace now because we are confident in our salvation, and assured of His power], just as He has said,

As I swore [an oath] in My wrath,
They shall not enter My rest,”


[this He said] although His works were completed from the foundation of the world [waiting for all who would believe].

Hebrews 4:9

So there remains a [full and complete] Sabbath rest for the people of God.

Hebrews 4:11

Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], so that no one will fall by following the same example of disobedience [as those who died in the wilderness].

Hebrews 12:25

See to it that you do not refuse [to listen to] Him who is speaking [to you now]. For if those [sons of Israel] did not escape when they refused [to listen to] him who warned them on earth [revealing God’s will], how much less will we escape if we turn our backs on Him who warns from heaven?

Hebrews 13:7

Remember your leaders [for it was they] who brought you the word of God; and consider the result of their conduct [the outcome of their godly lives], and imitate their faith [their conviction that God exists and is the Creator and Ruler of all things, the Provider of eternal salvation through Christ, and imitate their reliance on God with absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness].

Numbers 14:34

According to the number of days in which you spied out the land [of Canaan], forty days, for each day, you shall bear and suffer a year for your sins and guilt, for forty years, and you shall know My displeasure [the revoking of My promise and My estrangement because of your sin].

1 Samuel 2:30

Therefore the Lord God of Israel declares, ‘I did indeed say that your house and that of [Aaron] your father would walk [in priestly service] before Me forever.’ But now the Lord declares, ‘Far be it from Me—for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be insignificant and contemptible.

Proverbs 14:16


A wise man suspects danger and cautiously avoids evil,
But the fool is arrogant and careless.

Jeremiah 32:40

I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will do them good and not turn away from them; and I will put in their heart a fear and reverential awe of Me, so that they will not turn away from Me.

Matthew 24:48-3

But if that servant is evil and says in his heart, ‘My master is taking his time [he will not return for a long while],’

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain