For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us[a], just as those also did, but the message they heard[b] did not benefit them, because they[c] were not united with those who heard it in faith. For we who have believed enter into rest,[d] just as he has said,

“As I swore in my anger,
They will never enter[e] into my rest.’”[f]

And yet these works have been accomplished from the foundation of the world. For he has spoken somewhere about the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works,”[g]

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  1. Hebrews 4:2 Literally “for we are also having had the good news proclaimed”
  2. Hebrews 4:2 Literally “of hearing”
  3. Hebrews 4:2 Here “because” is supplied as a component of the participle (“united”) which is understood as causal
  4. Hebrews 4:3 Some manuscripts have “that rest”
  5. Hebrews 4:3 Literally “if they will enter”
  6. Hebrews 4:3 A quotation from Ps 95:11
  7. Hebrews 4:4 A quotation from Gen 2:2

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