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for indeed, we have had-good-news-announced[a], just as those[b] also.

In Moses’ Day Only Those Who Believed Entered The Promised Physical Rest

But the word[c] of hearing did not profit those ones, they[d] not having been united in faith with the ones[e] having heard. For we, the ones having believed[f], enter into the rest, just as He has said: “As I swore in My wrath, they shall never enter into My rest” [Ps 95:11].

And Yet God’s Rest Began On The Seventh Day, Not In Moses’ Day

And-yet, His works have been done since the foundation of the world. For He has spoken somewhere about the seventh day as follows: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works” [Gen 2:2],

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  1. Hebrews 4:2 That is, the word spoken by God about His Son (1:2), to which we must pay more attention (2:1).
  2. Hebrews 4:2 That is, those in Moses’ day.
  3. Hebrews 4:2 That is, their subjective hearing of the message. Or, the objective message itself which they heard.
  4. Hebrews 4:2 That is, Moses’ generation.
  5. Hebrews 4:2 That is, heard in faith; Moses, Joshua, and Caleb.
  6. Hebrews 4:3 Then as now, we enter by faith; we are excluded by unbelief.

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