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because we have had the good news told to us as well as to them. But the message they heard did not help them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened to it. We who have believed are entering that rest, just as he has said,

“So in my anger I swore a solemn oath
    that they would never enter my rest,”[a]

even though his actions had been finished since the creation[b] of the world. Somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day as follows: “On the seventh day God rested from all his actions,”[c]

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  1. Hebrews 4:3 Cf. Ps 95:11
  2. Hebrews 4:3 Lit. foundation; or beginning
  3. Hebrews 4:4 Cf. Gen 2:2

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