Modern Literal Version
[Hebrews 4]

     4:1 Therefore, since a promise was left of entering into his rest, let us fear lest any out of you*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 with those who heard it in the faith. 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 have happened from the conception of the world.{Ps. 95:7:11, Num. 14:22}4:4 For* he has thus spoken somewhere concerning the seventh day, 'And God rested on the seventh day from all his works'; {Gen. 2:2}4:5 and in this passage again, 'They will not enter into my rest.' {Ps. 95:11}4:6Therefore since it is left for some to 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 as today, saying in David, after so-much time, (just-as it has been said beforehand), '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 concerning another day after these things. 4:9Consequently, a Sabbath-rest is left for the people of God. 4:10 For* the one who entered into his rest has also rested from his works, as God did from his. 4:11 Therefore let us be diligent to enter into that rest, in order 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 that of any two edged sword and is penetrating even to the division of both 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 to the eyes of him to whomwe will give our account.

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

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