Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Let us fear, therefore, lest, while The Promise of entering into his rest stands, any of you should be found to come short of entering. 2For 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.
3But we who believe enter into rest, but just as he said, "As I swore in my anger, they shall not enter my rest." For behold, the works of God have existed from the foundation of the world,
4According to what he said about the Sabbath*: "God rested on the seventh day from all his works." 5And here again he said: "They shall not enter my rest." 6Because, 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,
7Again he appointed another day, after much time, just as it is written above that David said, "Today, if you listen to his voice, do not harden your hearts."
8For if Yeshua, son of Nun*, had given them rest, he would not afterward have spoken of another day. 9So then, it remains for the people of God to keep the Sabbath.* 10For whoever enters his rest has rested from his works as God has from his own. 11Let us take pains, therefore, to enter that rest, lest we fall in the manner of those who were not persuaded.
12For the word of God is living and all-efficient*, and much sharper than a double edged sword, and it pierces to the separation of soul and spirit and of joints, marrow and of bones*, and judges the reasoning and conscience of the heart. 13And there is no created thing hidden from before him, but everything is naked and open before the eyes of him to whom we give an account.
14Because we have therefore a great High Priest, Yeshua The Messiah, The Son of God, who has ascended to Heaven, let us hold fast to his confession. 15For we do not have a High Priest who cannot suffer with our weaknesses, but One who was tempted in all things like we are, apart from sin. 16Let us come therefore publicly to the throne of his grace to receive mercy, and we shall find grace to help in a time of suffering*.