Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said,

“So I declared on oath in my anger,
    ‘They shall never enter my rest.’”[a](A)

And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 4:3 Psalm 95:11; also in verse 5

26 Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world.(A) But he has appeared(B) once for all(C) at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.(D)

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All inhabitants of the earth(A) will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life,(B) the Lamb(C) who was slain from the creation of the world.[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 13:8 Or written from the creation of the world in the book of life belonging to the Lamb who was slain

The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss(A) and go to its destruction.(B) The inhabitants of the earth(C) whose names have not been written in the book of life(D) from the creation of the world will be astonished(E) when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come.

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