Modern Literal Version
[Hebrews 4]

     4:1 Therefore, we should fear, since a promise was left of entering into his rest, lest any out of you* might seem to have fallen-short of it. 4:2 For* indeed we have had the good-news proclaimed to us, just-as they also had; but the word of hearing did not profit them, because it had not been mixed together in the faith in those who heard it. 4:3 For* we who have believed are entering into that rest; just-as he has said, 'As I swore in my wrath, they will not enter into my rest,' although the works were done from the conception of the world.{Ps. 95:7:11, Num. 14:22} 4:4 For* he has so said somewhere about the seventh day, 'And God rested on the seventh day from all his works';{Gen. 2:2}4:5 and in this place again, 'They will not enter into my rest.' {Ps. 95:11} 4:6 Therefore since it is left that some might enter into it and those to whom the good-news was proclaimed beforehand did not enter into it because of disobedience, 4:7 he again determines a certain day saying in David, Today, so-much time after, (just-as it has been said), 'Today if you* hear his voice, do not harden your* hearts.' {Ps. 95:7, 8} 4:8 For* if Joshua had given-rest to them, he would not have spoken about another day after this. 4:9 Consequently, a Sabbath-rest is left for the people of God. 4:10 For* he who entered into his rest has himself, also rested from his works, as God did from his. 4:11 Therefore we should be diligent to enter into that rest, that* no one might fall into the same example of disobedience.

     4:12 For* the word of God is living and effective and sharper beyond any two edged sword and penetrates even to the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow and is a judge of the contemplations and deliberations of the heart. 4:13 And there is no created thing unapparent before him; but all things are naked and laid-bare before the eyes of him to whom we will give our account.

     4:14 Therefore having a great high-priest, Jesus the Son of God, who has gone through the heavens, we should hold-fast our confession. 4:15 For* we do not have a high-priest who is not able to sympathize with our weaknesses; but one who has been tempted in all things according to ourlikeness, yet without sin. 4:16 Therefore we should come to the throne of the grace with boldness, that* we may receive mercy and may find grace *for well timed help.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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