4 1 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. 2 For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also ; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard . 3 For we who have believed enter that rest , just as He has said , " AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH , THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST ," although His works were finished from the foundation of the world . 4 For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day: " AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS "; 5 and again in this passage, " THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST ." 6 Therefore , since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience , 7 He again fixes a certain day , "Today ," saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before , " TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE , DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS ." 8 For if Joshua had given them rest , He would not have spoken of another day after that. 9 So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God . 10 For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works , as God did from His.
11 Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest , so e that no one will fall , through following the same example of disobedience . 12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword , and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit , of both joints and marrow , and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart . 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight , but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do .
Jesus the Great High Priest
14 Therefore , since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens , Jesus the Son of God , let us hold fast our confession . 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot e sympathize with our weaknesses , but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin . 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace , so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need .