Hebrews 4:6
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New International Version
Therefore since it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to them did not go in because of their disobedience,

New Living Translation
So God's rest is there for people to enter, but those who first heard this good news failed to enter because they disobeyed God.

English Standard Version
Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience,

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience,

King James Bible
Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news did not enter because of disobedience,

International Standard Version
Therefore, since it is still true that some will enter it, and since those who once heard the good news failed to enter it because of their disobedience,

NET Bible
Therefore it remains for some to enter it, yet those to whom it was previously proclaimed did not enter because of disobedience.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because, therefore, there has been an opportunity for each person to enter and those who were first evangelized did not enter, in that they were not persuaded,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, some people enter that place of rest. Those who heard the Good News in the past did not enter God's place of rest because they did not obey God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Seeing, therefore, it remains that some must enter therein, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter in because of disobedience;

King James 2000 Bible
Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter into it, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

American King James Version
Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

American Standard Version
Seeing therefore it remaineth that some should enter thereinto, and they to whom the good tidings were before preached failed to enter in because of disobedience,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seeing then it remaineth that some are to enter into it, and they, to whom it was first preached, did not enter because of unbelief:

Darby Bible Translation
Seeing therefore it remains that some enter into it, and those who first received the glad tidings did not enter in on account of not hearkening to the word,

English Revised Version
Seeing therefore it remaineth that some should enter thereinto, and they to whom the good tidings were before preached failed to enter in because of disobedience,

Webster's Bible Translation
Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter into it, and they to whom it was first preached entered not because of unbelief:

Weymouth New Testament
Since, then, it is still true that some will be admitted to that rest, and that because of disobedience those who formerly had Good News proclaimed to them were not admitted,

World English Bible
Seeing therefore it remains that some should enter therein, and they to whom the good news was before preached failed to enter in because of disobedience,

Young's Literal Translation
since then, it remaineth for certain to enter into it, and those who did first hear good news entered not in because of unbelief --
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 6, 7. - Since therefore it remains that some should enter into it, and they to whom the good tidings were before preached entered not in because of disobedience, he again defineth a certain day, saying in David, after so long a time, To-day; as it hath been before said, To-day, if ye will hear his voice, etc. The continued openness of the rest, and the failure of the Israelites of old to enter it, are the reasons why a further day for entering was defined in the psalm. But here the thought is suggested that the Israelites had not finally failed, for that, though those under Moses did so, the next generation under Joshua did attain the promised land. No, it is replied; the rest of the promised land was but a type after all; it was not the true rest of God: otherwise the psalmist could not have still assigned a day for entering it so long after the arrival at Shiloh; -

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Seeing therefore it remaineth,.... It follows by just consequence,

that some must enter therein; for God's swearing concerning some, that they should not enter into his rest, supposes that others should: and

they to whom it was first preached; to whom the Gospel was first preached, namely, the Israelites in the wilderness: entered not in because of unbelief; See Hebrews 3:19.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. it remaineth—still to be realized.

some must enter—The denial of entrance to unbelievers is a virtual promise of entrance to those that believe. God wishes not His rest to be empty, but furnished with guests (Lu 14:23).

they to whom it was first preached entered not—literally, "they who first (in the time of Moses) had the Gospel preached to them," namely, in type, see on [2546]Heb 4:2.

unbelief—Greek, rather "disobedience" (see on [2547]Heb 3:18).

Hebrews 4:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Sabbath-Rest for God's People
5and again in this passage, "THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST." 6Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience, 7He again fixes a certain day, "Today," saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before, "TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS."…
Cross References
Hebrews 3:18
And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed?

Hebrews 4:11
Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.
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Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

it remaineth.

Hebrews 4:9 There remains therefore a rest to the people of God.

1 Corinthians 7:29 But this I say, brothers, the time is short: it remains, that both …

some.

Numbers 14:12,31 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will …

Isaiah 65:15 And you shall leave your name for a curse to my chosen: for the Lord …

Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, …

Matthew 22:9,10 Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, …

Luke 14:21-24 So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the …

Acts 13:46,47 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that …

Acts 28:28 Be it known therefore to you, that the salvation of God is sent to …

they.

Hebrews 4:2 For to us was the gospel preached, as well as to them: but the word …

Hebrews 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

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

it was. or, the gospel was. entered. See on ch.

Hebrews 3:18,19 And to whom swore he that they should not enter into his rest, but …

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