Hebrews 4:1

“Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let vs therefore feare, lest a promise being left vs, of entring into his rest, any of you should seeme to come short of it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let us fear therefore, lest haply, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let us then, though we still have God's word that we may come into his rest, go in fear that some of you may be unable to do so.
- Basic English Bible

Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you might seem to have failed [of it].
- Darby Bible

Let us therefore fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore let us be on our guard lest perhaps, while He still leaves us a promise of being admitted to His rest, some one of you should be found to have fallen short of it.
- Weymouth Bible

Let us fear therefore, lest perhaps anyone of you should seem to have come short of a promise of entering into his rest.
- World English Bible

Therfor drede we, lest perauenture while the biheest of entryng in to his reste is left, that ony of vs be gessid to be awei.
- Wycliffe Bible

We may fear, then, lest a promise being left of entering into His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 4:1


Heb 4:1 The Rest That Remaineth for the Saints SUMMARY OF HEBREW 4: Diligence Needful to Enter the Rest. A Rest for the Saints. God's Rest a Type. Old Israel Did Not Find the True Rest. There Remaineth a Rest. Let us therefore fear. God's promises are conditional. A rest is promised, but we must take heed that we do not "come short of it" by failing to keep the conditions.

Discussion for Hebrews 4

  • Servant of God
    We must labor to enter into that rest? They did not enter, except Caleb and Joshua? Jesus, the High Priest did? God is the discerner! Who can enter lest God permits!?. To David, Today, if you hear God's word, harden not your heart. The seventh day, the day of rest, where one would die if he worked that day, by stoning! Yikes! So to sum up, the Rest to which God refers is entirely up to Him
  • JOSEPH KABA
    No matter how difficult your life is remember that you have a great high priest who is Jesus.
    And he's ready to change your negative to positive if you belive in him and have faith.
  • A disciple
    AMEN Christina!!! How shall it be known that God hath wrought in us, without the effects? Can the grace of Jesus Christ be in my heart, and my manner of life, spirit and nature reflect His image and likeness? Should we then instead mislead ourselves by stage-playing and flattering talk and love songs to Jesus, and our heart not really be for Him? So faith without WORKS, DEEDS, ACTION, IS DEAD!
  • Christina Marlowe
    By Belief, By Faith...AND By WORKS:

    James 2: 19-26
    19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
    20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
    21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
    22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect
  • Servant of God
    A seminal chapter from Paul, who immediately distinguishes us and them, unbelievers according to Paul and us, who are saved by belief. For God spoke thru Moses of Rest ig the seventh day. Also in Exodus entering the land if Milk and Honey, which is a similar metaphor. That rest is not watching tv from an easy chair, but somehow finding favor with God due to and unwavering belief and in God
  • Clint
    WE seam to miss what we are being taught in chapter 3 and 4 Do you obsearve the sabbath day or is this just another day? We must rest and it is a holy day unto GOD it looks like we take it as unbelief, also as he speaks to us we do not observe it because of our unbelive

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