Hebrews 4:8

“For if Iesus had giuen them rest, then would he not afterward haue spoken of another day.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
- King James Version

For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if Joshua had given them rest, he would not have spoken afterward of another day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if Joshua had given them rest, he would not have said anything about another day.
- Basic English Bible

For if Jesus had brought them into rest, he would not have spoken afterwards about another day.
- Darby Bible

For if Jesus had given them rest, then he would not afterward have spoken of another day.
- Webster's Bible

For if Joshua had given them the true rest, we should not afterwards hear God speaking of another still future day.
- Weymouth Bible

For if Joshua had given them rest, he would not have spoken afterward of another day.
- World English Bible

For if Jhesus hadde youun reste to hem, he schulde neuere speke of othere aftir this dai.
- Wycliffe Bible

for if Joshua had given them rest, He would not concerning another day have spoken after these things;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 4:8


4:8 The rest - All the rest which God had promised.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 4:8


Heb 4:8 For if Jesus. "Joshua" in the Revised Version. "Jesus" is the Greek form of the Hebrew word "Joshua". Had given them rest. Joshua led Israel over the Jordan into Canaan, but that did not give them complete rest. Then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. If that had been true, David would not have exhorted them to seek to enter into rest. Five hundred years after they entered Canaan this exhortation is given in Ps 95:7-11.

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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