Hebrews 4:4
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New International Version
For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: "On the seventh day God rested from all his works."

New Living Translation
We know it is ready because of the place in the Scriptures where it mentions the seventh day: "On the seventh day God rested from all his work."

English Standard Version
For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.”

New American Standard Bible
For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day: "AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS";

King James Bible
For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for somewhere He has spoken about the seventh day in this way: And on the seventh day God rested from all His works.

International Standard Version
Somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day as follows: "On the seventh day God rested from all his actions,"

NET Bible
For he has spoken somewhere about the seventh day in this way: "And God rested on the seventh day from all his works,"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
According to what he said about the Sabbath: “God rested on the seventh day from all his works.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Somewhere in Scripture God has said this about the seventh day: "On the seventh day God rested from all his work."

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day like this, And God rested the seventh day from all his works.

King James 2000 Bible
For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day in this way, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

American King James Version
For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

American Standard Version
For he hath said somewhere of the seventh day on this wise, And God rested on the seventh day from all his works;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For in a certain place he spoke of the seventh day thus: And God rested the seventh day from all his works.

Darby Bible Translation
For he has said somewhere of the seventh [day] thus, And God rested on the seventh day from all his works:

English Revised Version
For he hath said somewhere of the seventh day on this wise, And God rested on the seventh day from all his works;

Webster's Bible Translation
For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God rested the seventh day from all his works.

Weymouth New Testament
For, as we know, when speaking of the seventh day He has used the words, "And God rested on the seventh day from all His works;"

World English Bible
For he has said this somewhere about the seventh day, "God rested on the seventh day from all his works;"

Young's Literal Translation
for He spake in a certain place concerning the seventh day thus: 'And God did rest in the seventh day from all His works;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 4, 5. - For he hath said somewhere (που cf. Hebrews 2:6) of the seventh day on this wise, And God rested the seventh day from all his works; and in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Here the argument is carried out. The first passage quoted shows what must be understood by the "rest of God;" the second shows that it still remains open, that "it remaineth that some should enter thereinto." This being the case -

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For he spake in a certain place,.... Genesis 2:2 that is, Moses, the penman of that book spoke, or God by him:

of the seventh day on this wise; of the seventh day of the world, or from the creation of the heavens and the earth:

and God did rest the seventh day from all his works: of creation, but not of providence; for in them he works hitherto; nor does this rest suppose labour with fatigue and weariness, and ease and refreshment from it; only cessation from working in a creative way, and the utmost delight, complacency and satisfaction in what he had done. The Alexandrian copy leaves out the phrase, "the seventh day".

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. he spake—God (Ge 2:2).

God did rest the seventh day—a rest not ending with the seventh day, but beginning then and still continuing, into which believers shall hereafter enter. God's rest is not a rest necessitated by fatigue, nor consisting in idleness, but is that upholding and governing of which creation was the beginning [Alford]. Hence Moses records the end of each of the first six days, but not of the seventh.

from all his works—Hebrew, Ge 2:2, "from all His work." God's "work" was one, comprehending, however, many "works."

Hebrews 4:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Sabbath-Rest for God's People
3For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, "AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST," although His works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day: "AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS"; 5and again in this passage, "THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST."…
Cross References
Genesis 2:2
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.

Exodus 20:11
For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Exodus 31:17
It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.'"

Deuteronomy 5:14
but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do.

Hebrews 2:6
But there is a place where someone has testified: "What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him?

Hebrews 4:10
for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.
Treasury of Scripture

For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

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Hebrews 2:6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that you …

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Genesis 2:1,2 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them…

Exodus 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all …

Exodus 31:17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for …

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