The gospel was offered to ancient Israel—Saints enter into the rest of the Lord—Though tempted in all points, Jesus was without sin.
1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his arest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
2 For unto us was the agospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with bfaith in them that heard it.
3 aFor we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my brest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4 For he spake in a certain place of the aseventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
5 aAnd in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and athey to whom it was first preached entered not in because of bunbelief:
7 Again, he alimiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will bhear his voice, charden not your hearts.
8 For if aJesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
11 Let us alabour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of bunbelief.
12 For the aword of God is bquick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged csword, dpiercing even to the dividing asunder of esoul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a fdiscerner of the gthoughts and hintents of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the aeyes of him with whom we have to do.
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the aheavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high priest awhich cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points btempted like as we are, yet without csin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of agrace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.