4 1 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. 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word  preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: 7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. 8 For if Jesus  had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remaineth therefore a rest  to the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
4:2 the word...: Gr. the word of hearing
4:8 Jesus: that is, Joshua
4:9 rest: or, keeping of a sabbath
4:11 unbelief: or, disobedience