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Hebrews 4:4-11 The Passion Translation (TPT)

for it says in the Scriptures,[a]

And on the seventh day God rested from all his works.

And again, as stated before,

They will never enter into my calming place of rest.

Those who first heard the good news of deliverance failed to enter into that realm of faith’s-rest because of their unbelieving hearts. Yet the fact remains that we still have the opportunity to enter into the faith-rest life and experience the fulfillment of the promise! For God still has ordained a day for us to enter into called “Today.” For it was long afterwards that God repeated it in David’s words,

“If only today you would listen to his voice
    and do not harden your hearts!”

Now if this promise of “rest” was fulfilled when Joshua brought the people into the land,[b] God wouldn’t have spoken later of another “rest” yet to come. So we conclude that there is still a full and complete “rest”[c] waiting for believers[d] to experience. 10 As we enter into God’s faith-rest life we cease from our own works, just as God celebrates his finished works and rests in them.[e] 11 So then we must give our all and be eager to experience this faith-rest life, so that no one falls short by following the same pattern of doubt and unbelief.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 4:4 See Gen. 2:2.
  2. Hebrews 4:8 See Josh. 21:44; 22:4.
  3. Hebrews 4:9 Or “Sabbath.” The Aramaic can be translated “He arose to be the Sabbath for the people of God.”
  4. Hebrews 4:9 Or “the people of God.”
  5. Hebrews 4:10 The word used for “Sabbath” in v. 9 is not the usual word, it is the celebratory aspects of the Sabbath that are emphasized in the Greek word sabbatismos.
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