1 Let us therefore fear, lest a promise being left us of entring into his rest, any of us should altogether come short of it. 2 For unto us hath the gospel been preached as well as unto them; but the word heard did not profit them, not being mixt with faith in those that heard it. 3 For we that have believed, do enter into the rest; as he said, I have sworn in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest, though the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he saith thus in a certain place, of the seventh day, And God rested on the seventh day from all his works: And in this again, They shall not enter into my rest.
5 Seeing then it remaineth that some enter into it, 6 and they to whom the gospel was preached before, 7 entered not in because of unbelief, He again, after so long a time, fixeth a certain day, saying by David, To-day; as it was said before, To day, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
8 For if Joshua had given them the rest, he would not have afterward spoken of another day. 9 There remaineth therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he that hath entered into his rest, hath himself also ceased from his works, as God did from his. 11 Let us labour, therefore, to enter into that rest, lest any one should fall, after the same example of unbelief.
12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder both of the soul and spirit, both of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight; but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
14 Having therefore a great high priest, that is passed thro' the heavens, Jesus the son of God, 15 let us hold fast our profession, For we have not an high-priest who cannot sympathize with our infirmities, but who was in all points tempted like as we are: yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.