Hebrews 4:8

“For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if Iesus had giuen them rest, then would he not afterward haue spoken of another day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Edna
    the rest we have has to do with the work on the cross that Jesus finished on the cross.I belive he died once and for ALL NEVER TO DO THAT AGAIN HE WILL RETURN BRINGING SALVATION
  • Chris
    I love the words of verses 15
  • SR
    Regarding Sabbath. In Hebrews 4, look at verses 8
  • MARY JANE BALL
    Praise be to His Holy name!Keep up the good work with encouraging verses.
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you God, for all your blessings!
  • Lilian
    Meditating God's words day and night all the desire of thine heart will be added. If we delight ourselves to Jesus first we will find his peace and love . Let us therfore come boldly into the throne of grace so that we may obtain mercy and find the grace to help in time of need. Thank you Jesus for your word praise you Jesus all the time amen

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