Hebrews 4:6
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,

Berean Study Bible
Since, then, it remains for some to enter His rest, and since those who formerly heard the good news did not enter because of their disobedience,

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore, since it remains for some to enter into it, and those having received the good news formerly did not enter in 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:

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

Contemporary English Version
This means that the promise to enter is still good, because those who first heard about it disobeyed and did not enter.

Good News Translation
Those who first heard the Good News did not receive that rest, because they did not believe. There are, then, others who are allowed to receive it.

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.

New Heart English Bible
Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and they to whom the good news was before preached failed to enter in 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.

New American Standard 1977
Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience,

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 --
Study Bible
The Sabbath Rest
5And again, as He says in the passage above: “They shall never enter My rest.” 6Since, then, it remains for some to enter His rest, and since those who formerly heard the good news did not enter because of their disobedience, 7God again designated a certain day as “Today,” when a long time later He spoke through David as was just stated: “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.”…
Cross References
Hebrews 3:18
And to whom did He swear that they would never enter His rest? Was it not to those who disobeyed?

Hebrews 4:11
Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following the same pattern of disobedience.

Treasury of Scripture

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 remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

1 Corinthians 7:29
But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;

some.

Numbers 14:12,31
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they…

Isaiah 65:15
And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name:

Matthew 21:43
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

they.

Hebrews 4:2
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.

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 through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

it was.

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







Lexicon
Since,
Ἐπεὶ (Epei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1893: Of time: when, after; of cause: since, because; otherwise: else. From epi and ei; thereupon, i.e. Since.

then,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

it remains [for]
ἀπολείπεται (apoleipetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 620: From apo and leipo; to leave behind; by implication, to forsake.

some
τινὰς (tinas)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

to enter
εἰσελθεῖν (eiselthein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1525: To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; to enter.

[His rest],
αὐτήν (autēn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

and [since]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

those who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

formerly
πρότερον (proteron)
Adverb - Comparative
Strong's Greek 4386: Formerly, before. Neuter of proteros as adverb; previously.

heard the good news
εὐαγγελισθέντες (euangelisthentes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2097: From eu and aggelos; to announce good news especially the gospel.

did not enter
εἰσῆλθον (eisēlthon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1525: To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; to enter.

because of
δι’ (di’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

[their] disobedience,
ἀπείθειαν (apeitheian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 543: Willful unbelief, obstinacy, disobedience. From apeithes; disbelief.
(6) The substance of the preceding verses may be thus expressed: There is a rest of God, into which some are to enter with God,--a rest not yet entered at the time of the wandering in the wilderness, and therefore not that which followed the work of creation,--a rest from which some were excluded because of unbelief. These five particulars are repeated in substance in the present verse: "Seeing, therefore, it is (still) left that some should enter in, and they to whom formerly glad tidings were declared entered not in because of disobedience, He again," &c. "Disobedience"--though Hebrews 4:2 speaks of unbelief as the cause: see Note on Hebrews 3:18. In John 3:36, the transition from "believeth" to "obeyeth" is equally striking.

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; - 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.
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