Hebrews 4:9

“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There remaineth therefore a sabbath rest for the people of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that there is still a Sabbath-keeping for the people of God.
- Basic English Bible

There remains then a sabbatism to the people of God.
- Darby Bible

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
- Webster's Bible

It follows that there still remains a sabbath rest for the people of God.
- Weymouth Bible

There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God.
- World English Bible

Therfor the sabat is left to the puple of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

there doth remain, then, a sabbatic rest to the people of God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 4:9


4:9 Therefore - Since he still speaks of another day, there must remain a farther, even an eternal, rest for the people of God.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 4:9


Heb 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. Since God has a rest for his people, and neither the Sabbath nor Canaan is the rest, these being only types of that rest, "a rest to the people of God".

Discussion for Hebrews 4

  • Bradley Wisterman
    God is quick, strong, and powerful
  • Lara O
    My understanding is that we make wrong choices because of our sinful nature but God alone can discern our thoughts and only him can separate us with his double edge sword in love and with the same sword destroy our adversaries who tempts us to sin against God. We can enter the rest prepared for us if we humble ourselves allowing His spirit to quicken us with discernment to make the right decision
  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows that there is no hidden thought, word, or action to God and that we all must render an account to him.
  • Funke Ogunsola
    I just understood better verse 12 of Heb 4 which says 'for the word of God is quick, and powerful and sharper than any twoedged sword..' Wow! it means God meant what He is saying, and it will come to pass. If you don't rest from sinning; from the works of flesh; from being unbelieving; and eternity catches up with you either by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, or by death, then you are doomed!
  • Loren White
    Ryan: Yes, we DO serve a wonderful God. You said: "...rest from sinning on the 7th day..." I've never heard it expressed like that, thank you.

    "More over, I gave them My Sabbaths to be a SIGN, between Me and them, that they might KNOW that I am the LORD that SANCTIFY them." Ez. 20:12

    Peace my friend!
  • Loren White
    I can see why you left. You said: "Brilliant Ryan" (sarcastically), "smell", "languished", "escaped". You also said: ".... I enjoy Divine Rest every day."

    I've been an SDA all my life, and have always enjoyed "Divine Rest" every day.... And.... the Seventh Day is still Holy to the Lord, set apart, Sanctified, Blessed, Hallowed, Kept by God. Love God my friend...Peace!

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