Hebrews 4:2
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New International Version
For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed.

New Living Translation
For this good news--that God has prepared this rest--has been announced to us just as it was to them. But it did them no good because they didn't share the faith of those who listened to God.

English Standard Version
For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.

Berean Study Bible
For we also received the good news, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, since they did not share the faith of those who comprehended it.

Berean Literal Bible
And indeed we are those having had the gospel preached just as they did; but the message of their hearing did not profit them, not having been united with the faith of those having heard.

New American Standard Bible
For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.

King James Bible
For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For we also have received the good news just as they did; but the message they heard did not benefit them, since they were not united with those who heard it in faith

International Standard Version
because we have had the good news told to us as well as to them. But the message they heard did not help them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened to it.

NET Bible
For we had good news proclaimed to us just as they did. But the message they heard did them no good, since they did not join in with those who heard it in faith.

New Heart English Bible
For indeed we have had good news preached to us, even as they also did, but the word they heard did not profit them, because they were not united by faith with those who heard.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For we also were evangelized as they were, but the word did not benefit those who heard, because it was not joined with faith by those who heard it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We have heard the same Good News that your ancestors heard. But the message didn't help those who heard it in the past because they didn't believe.

New American Standard 1977
For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them, but it did not profit those that heard the word without mixing it with faith.

King James 2000 Bible
For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

American King James Version
For to us was the gospel preached, as well as to them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

American Standard Version
For indeed we have had good tidings preached unto us, even as also they: but the word of hearing did not profit them, because it was not united by faith with them that heard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For unto us also it hath been declared, in like manner as unto them. But the word of hearing did not profit them, not being mixed with faith of those things they heard.

Darby Bible Translation
For indeed we have had glad tidings presented to us, even as they also; but the word of the report did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard.

English Revised Version
For indeed we have had good tidings preached unto us, even as also they: but the word of hearing did not profit them, because they were not united by faith with them that heard.

Webster's Bible Translation
For to us was the gospel preached, as well as to them: but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

Weymouth New Testament
For Good News has been brought to us as truly as to them; but the message they heard failed to benefit them, because they were not one in faith with those who gave heed to it.

World English Bible
For indeed we have had good news preached to us, even as they also did, but the word they heard didn't profit them, because it wasn't mixed with faith by those who heard.

Young's Literal Translation
for we also are having good news proclaimed, even as they, but the word heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-10 The privileges we have under the gospel, are greater than any had under the law of Moses, though the same gospel for substance was preached under both Testaments. There have been in all ages many unprofitable hearers; and unbelief is at the root of all unfruitfulness under the word. Faith in the hearer is the life of the word. But it is a painful consequence of partial neglect, and of a loose and wavering profession, that they often cause men to seem to come short. Let us then give diligence, that we may have a clear entrance into the kingdom of God. As God finished his work, and then rested from it, so he will cause those who believe, to finish their work, and then to enjoy their rest. It is evident, that there is a more spiritual and excellent sabbath remaining for the people of God, than that of the seventh day, or that into which Joshua led the Jews. This rest is, a rest of grace, and comfort, and holiness, in the gospel state. And a rest in glory, where the people of God shall enjoy the end of their faith, and the object of all their desires. The rest, or sabbatism, which is the subject of the apostle's reasoning, and as to which he concludes that it remains to be enjoyed, is undoubtedly the heavenly rest, which remains to the people of God, and is opposed to a state of labour and trouble in this world. It is the rest they shall obtain when the Lord Jesus shall appear from heaven. But those who do not believe, shall never enter into this spiritual rest, either of grace here or glory hereafter. God has always declared man's rest to be in him, and his love to be the only real happiness of the soul; and faith in his promises, through his Son, to be the only way of entering that rest.
Study Bible
The Sabbath Rest
1Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be deemed to have fallen short of it. 2For we also received the good news, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, since they did not share the faith of those who comprehended it. 3Now we who have believed enter that rest. As for the others, it is just as God has said: “So I swore on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter My rest.’” And yet His works have been finished since the foundation of the world.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:32
"But for all this, you did not trust the LORD your God,

Romans 3:3
What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness?

Romans 10:17
Consequently, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Galatians 3:2
I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?

1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we continually thank God that in receiving the word of God from us, you did not accept it as the word of men, but as the true word of God. And this is the word which is now at work in you who believe.

Hebrews 3:18
And to whom did He swear that they would never enter His rest? Was it not to those who disobeyed?
Treasury of Scripture

For to us was the gospel preached, as well as to them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

unto us.

Acts 3:26 To you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless …

Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that …

Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen …

Galatians 4:13 You know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel …

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did …

preached. Gr. of hearing.

Romans 10:16,17 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias said, Lord, who …

did.

Romans 2:25 For circumcision truly profits, if you keep the law: but if you be …

1 Corinthians 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give …

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to …

not being, etc. or because they were not united by faith to. ver.

Hebrews 4:6 Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein, and they …

Hebrews 3:12,18,19 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of …

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes …

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and …

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you …

2 Thessalonians 2:12,13 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had …

James 1:21 Why lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and …

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