Modern Literal Version
[Hebrews 4]

     4:1 Therefore, since a promise was left of entering into his rest, let us fear lest anyone out of youĎ seem to have come-short of it. 4:2 For* we also are having the good-news proclaimed to us, just-as they also had. But the word of hearing did not profit them, because it had not been mixed together with the faith in those who heard it. 4:3 For* we who have believed are entering into that rest; just-as he has said, 'As I swore in my wrath, they will not be entering into my rest,' although the works have happened from the conception of the world. {Psa 95:7:11, Num. 14:22}4:4 For* he has thus spoken somewhere concerning the seventh day, 'And God rested on the seventh day from all his works'; {Gen 2:2}4:5 and again in this one, 'They will not be entering into my rest.' {Psa 95:11}4:6 Therefore, since it is left for some to enter into it, and those to whom the good-news was proclaimed beforehand did not enter into it because of disobedience, 4:7 he again determines a certain day as today, saying in David, after so-much time, (just-as it has been said beforehand), 'Today if youĎ hear his voice, do not harden yourĎ hearts.' {Psa 95:7, 8}4:8 For* if Joshua had given-rest to them, he would have not been speaking concerning another day after these things. 4:9Consequently*, a Sabbath-rest is left for the people of God. 4:10 For* the one who entered into his rest has also rested from his works, just-as God did from his own. 4:11 Therefore let us be diligent to enter into that rest, in order that no one should fall into the same example of disobedience.

     4:12 For* the word of God is living and effective and sharper beyond that of any two edged sword and is penetrating till the division of both soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow and isa judge of the contemplations and deliberations of the heart. 4:13 And there is no created thing unapparent in his sight, but all things are naked and have been laid-bare to his eyes to whom isour account.

     4:14 Therefore having a great high-priest, Jesus the Son of God, who has gone through the heavens, let us hold-fast our confession. 4:15 For* we do not have a high-priest who is unable to sympathize together with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted according to all things according to our likeness, yet without sin. 4:16 Therefore let us come near to the throne of the grace with boldness, in order that we may receive mercy and may find grace *for opportune help.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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