Hebrews 4:1-16, NLT
Promised Rest for God’s People
1God’s promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it.
“In my anger I took an oath:
‘They will never enter my place of rest,’”*4:3 Ps 95:11.
even though this rest has been ready since he made the world.
6So God’s rest is there for people to enter, but those who first heard this good news failed to enter because they disobeyed God.
“Today when you hear his voice,
don’t harden your hearts.”*4:7 Ps 95:7-8.
8Now if Joshua had succeeded in giving them this rest, God would not have spoken about another day of rest still to come.
12For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
Christ Is Our High Priest
14So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe.