1 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. 2 For we truly have had the gospel preached unto us, as they did also: but the word of hearing did not profit them, not being mixed with faith to those hearing. 3 For we who have believed, do enter into rest: as he has said, As I swore in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest: the works truly having been from the foundations of the world. 4 For he somewhere has spoken thus in reference to the seventh day, And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.
5 And in this again he has said, They shall not enter into my rest. 6 Then since it remains that some do enter into it, and those formerly having had the gospel preached unto them did not enter in on account of unbelief, 7 again he appoints a certain day, saying in David, as has previously been said, This day, after so long a time; If you may hear his voice this day, harden not your hearts.
8 For if Joshua had given them rest, he would not speak concerning another day after these things. 9 Therefore there is a sabbatism left for the people of God. 10 For the one having entered into his rest has ceased from his works, as God did from his own. 11 Therefore let us hasten to enter into that rest, lest some one may fall by the same example of unbelief.
12 For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing unto the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and a quick discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And no creature is hidden in his presence: but all things are naked and have been laid open to the eyes of him to whom the word is unto us.
14 Therefore having a great high priest, having entered into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast the testimony. 15 For we have not a high priest who is not able to be touched with our infirmities; but one having been tempted as to all things like unto us, apart from sin. 16 Therefore let us draw nigh with confidence to a throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and find grace in every opportune need.