Hebrews 4:3

“For we which haue beleeued do enter into rest, as hee said, As I haue sworne in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest, although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.”

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Other Translations

For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
- King James Version

For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, "AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST, although His works were finished from the foundation of the world."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For we who have believed do enter into that rest; even as he hath said, As I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For those of us who have belief come into his rest; even as he has said, As I said in my oath when I was angry, They may not come into my rest: though the works were done from the time of the making of the world.
- Basic English Bible

For we enter into the rest who have believed; as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, If they shall enter into my rest; although the works had been completed from [the] foundation of [the] world.
- Darby Bible

For we who have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
- Webster's Bible

We who have believed are soon to be admitted to the true rest; as He has said, "As I swore in My anger, they shall not be admitted to My rest," although God's works had been going on ever since the creation of the world.
- Weymouth Bible

For we who have believed do enter into that rest, even as he has said, "As I swore in my wrath, they will not enter into my rest;" although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
- World English Bible

For we that han bileued, schulen entre in to reste, as he seide, As Y swoor in my wraththe, thei schulen not entre in to my reste. And whanne the werkis weren maad perfit at the ordynaunce of the world,
- Wycliffe Bible

for we do enter into the rest -- we who did believe, as He said, `So I sware in My anger, If they shall enter into My rest -- ;' and yet the works were done from the foundation of the world,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 4:3


4:3 For we only that have believed enter into the rest - The proposition is, There remains a rest for us. This is proved, #Heb 4:3 |- 11, thus: That psalm mentions a rest: yet it does not mean, God's rest from creating; for this was long before the time of Moses. Therefore in his time another rest was expected, of which they who then heard fell short Nor is it, The rest which Israel obtained through Joshua; for the Psalmist wrote after him. Therefore it is, The eternal rest in heaven. As he said - Clearly showing that there is a farther rest than that which followed the finishing of the creation. Though the works were finished - Before: whence it is plain, God did not speak of resting from them.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 4:3


Heb 4:3 For we which have believed. Believers in Christ. Do enter into rest, as he said. Have the hope of the promised rest. To have the rest is conditioned upon a trusting faith. If they shall enter into my rest. Rather, "They shall not enter into my rest" (Revised Version). It is the same quotation that is found in Heb 3:11. The argument is that the Israelites were excluded from God's rest, and hence it follows that some others must enter in, since the rest has not been prepared in vain. Although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. Though God completed his work in six days and rested the seventh, a type of the rest to be given to his saints, yet keeping the Sabbath is not entering into that rest.

Discussion for Hebrews 4

  • Ify
    In Hebrew is telling us to stand firm and have faith in God Almighty the finisher, Alpha and Omega.
  • Teri
    a very humbling chapter of the bible, this should be our aim to enter that rest...and to remember that there are those who will not enter in.
  • Hazel Carty
    Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for your Grace and mercy thank you for making a way where there is no way you are my high preist mighty councillor and Prince of piece I am child of God AMEN and amen
  • Ivy Johnson
    Growing-up, people were believers in God. We love the The Word of God. We read it: Home: School: Sunday School: House of God: It was our Soiritual Food. We say our Grace before Meals: home: School: wherever. We say Thanks after each meal. Thank God Our Provider. It just came Natural. We believe every Word that Procedeth out-of-the Mouth-of-God. We studied: Memorized: Visualized:Gods Precious Words
  • Steve
    True, very few reside in the "rest" that Paul speaks of. But there were some as Moses, Joshua, and Caleb who were found worthy to cross over Jordan into the promised land. As for Christians, very few as well since the 12 disciples. Paul was fervant as a Jew and fervant as a Christian. But faith ain't free, nor easy to sustain. God is the Judge, as well as Jesus when he walked in perfect faith
  • SARAH m WHITTEN
    JESUS TELLS US TO KEEP HIS SATURDAY SABBATH HOLY ITS A DAY OF REST NO WORK TO BE DONE .I FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF MY YESHUA . HE KEPT IT SO DO I..

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