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Hebrews 4:1-10New King James Version (NKJV)

The Promise of Rest

Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them,[a] not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:

“So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest,’”[b]

although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; [c] and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.”[d]

Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said:

“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts.”[e]

For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 4:2 NU-Text and M-Text read profit them, since they were not united by faith with those who heeded it.
  2. Hebrews 4:3 Psalm 95:11
  3. Hebrews 4:4 Genesis 2:2
  4. Hebrews 4:5 Psalm 95:11
  5. Hebrews 4:7 Psalm 95:7, 8
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Hebrews 4:1-10Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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. 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. 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. 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. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: 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. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 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.

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Hebrews 4:1-10Modern English Version (MEV)

Therefore, since the promise of entering His rest remains, let us fear lest any of you should seem to come short of it. For the gospel was preached to us as well as to them. But the word preached did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith in those who heard it. For we who have believed have entered this rest, as He has said,

“As I have sworn in My wrath,
    ‘They shall not enter My rest.’ ”[a]

However, His works have been finished since the creation of the world. For He spoke somewhere about the seventh day like this: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works.”[b] And again in the present passage He said, “They shall not enter My rest.”[c]

Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and they to whom it was first preached did not enter due to unbelief, again He establishes a certain day, “Today,” saying through David, after so long a time, as it has been said:

“Today, if you will hear His voice,
    do not harden your hearts.”[d]

For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have later spoken of another day. Therefore a rest remains for the people of God. 10 For whoever enters His rest will also cease from his own works, as God did from His.

Modern English Version (MEV)

The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.

Hebreos 4:1-10Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960)

Temamos, pues, no sea que permaneciendo aún la promesa de entrar en su reposo, alguno de vosotros parezca no haberlo alcanzado.

Porque también a nosotros se nos ha anunciado la buena nueva como a ellos; pero no les aprovechó el oír la palabra, por no ir acompañada de fe en los que la oyeron.

Pero los que hemos creído entramos en el reposo, de la manera que dijo:
    Por tanto, juré en mi ira,
    No entrarán en mi reposo; m aunque las obras suyas estaban acabadas desde la fundación del mundo.

Porque en cierto lugar dijo así del séptimo día: Y reposó Dios de todas sus obras en el séptimo día.

Y otra vez aquí: No entrarán en mi reposo.

Por lo tanto, puesto que falta que algunos entren en él, y aquellos a quienes primero se les anunció la buena nueva no entraron por causa de desobediencia,

otra vez determina un día: Hoy, diciendo después de tanto tiempo, por medio de David, como se dijo:
    Si oyereis hoy su voz,
    No endurezcáis vuestros corazones. m

Porque si Josué les hubiera dado el reposo, no hablaría después de otro día.

Por tanto, queda un reposo para el pueblo de Dios.

10 Porque el que ha entrado en su reposo, también ha reposado de sus obras, como Dios de las suyas.

Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960)

Versión Reina-Valera 1960 © Sociedades Bíblicas en América Latina, 1960. Renovado © Sociedades Bíblicas Unidas, 1988.

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