Hebrews 3:11

“So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So I sware in my wrath: they shall not enter into my rest.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

- New American Standard Version (1995)

As I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And being angry I made an oath, saying, They may not come into my rest.
- Basic English Bible

so I swore in my wrath, If they shall enter into my rest.
- Darby Bible

So I swore in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
- Webster's Bible

As I swore in My anger, they shall not be admitted to My rest" --
- Weymouth Bible

as I swore in my wrath, 'They will not enter into my rest.'"
- World English Bible

to whiche Y swore in my wraththe, thei schulen not entre in to my reste.
- Wycliffe Bible

so I sware in My anger, If they shall enter into My rest -- !')
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 3:11

Heb 3:11 So I sware in my wrath. A figure of speech which means that God, indignant at their unbelief and sin, declared they should not enter Canaan. See Nu 14:20-35. They shall not enter into my rest. Canaan, while the Israelites were yet in bondage, was promised as a land of rest. On the weary journey in the wilderness it was still looked to as the rest. To prohibit from entering the rest was then to prohibit from entering Canaan. It is, however, a type of heaven, the land of eternal rest. Hence, the warnings that are pointed out in the next verse.

Discussion for Hebrews 3

  • A disciple
    Harry; very good observations, sir! Between the things in this part of the letter about becoming sluggish and letting slip away even the fundamental beginnings of a saved life in Christ; in ch. 10:32-33 implies that their 'falling away' was likely due to being no longer willing to be persecuted for Jesus' sake (just like you wrote) which will happen just as soon as we lose sight of our First Love.
  • Harry Banks
    The Jewish believers addressed in Hebrews were going through persecution and thus wanted to limit the Superiority of the Lord Jesus Christ comparing him to Moses who they honored as a prophet. They were missing the point that Jesus was not simply a prophet of God, but very God himself, it was appointed by God not only to live for Him but to suffer with Him proving true salvation through longevity
  • Irene123
    vs. 13,15 - The word TODAY written in capitals refers to this 'day' (time) of the age of Grace - when salvation in Acts 2: 38 is still available.
  • Steve morrow
    heb 3:1 wherefore holy brethren partakers of the heavenly calling consider the high priest of our profession CHRIST JESUS 3 for this man was counted worthy of more glory than moses inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honor than the house 4 for every house is builded by some man but he that built all things is GOD
  • Irene123
    " ..... suffering is not joy ..... " Well, God's word says different, by none other authority than Paul. But then some discount Him because of what GOD gave him concerning women in Cor. Even men discount him because of this. Anyway, as to joy in suffering for Christ (after all, didn't He suffer for us?) Heb.12:2; Jas. 1:2; 2 Cor. 6:10; 2 Cor. 11:23-27, v. 30.
  • Steve morrow
    colossians 1:21 and you that---were---sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled 1:22 in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight 1:23 ---IF---you continue in the faith grounded and settled and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you have heard and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven whereof I paul am made a minister 1 peter 1:23 being born again not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible by the word of GOD which liveth and abideth forever 1:24 FOR ALL FLESH IS AS GRASS AND ALL THE GLORY OF MAN AS THE FLOWER OF GRASS THE GRASS WITHERETH AND THE FLOWER THEREOF FALLETH AWAY 1:25 BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURETH FOREVER AND THIS IS THE WORD WHICH BY THE GOSPEL IS PREACHED UNTO YOU -------PSALM 119:139 MY ZEAL HATH CONSUMED ME BECAUSE MINE ENEMIES HAVE FORGOTTEN THY WORDS------- MATTHEW10:22 AND YOU SHALL BE HATED OF ALL MEN FOR MY NAMES SAKE BUT HE THAT ENDURETH TO THE END --- SHALL BE SAVED ---

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