since you have not yet reached the resting place(A) and the inheritance(B) the Lord your God is giving you.

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10 But you will cross the Jordan and settle in the land the Lord your God is giving(A) you as an inheritance, and he will give you rest(B) from all your enemies around you so that you will live in safety.

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19 When the Lord your God gives you rest(A) from all the enemies(B) around you in the land he is giving you to possess as an inheritance, you shall blot out the name of Amalek(C) from under heaven. Do not forget!

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13 “Remember the command that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you after he said, ‘The Lord your God will give you rest(A) by giving you this land.’

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23 So Joshua took the entire land,(A) just as the Lord had directed Moses, and he gave it as an inheritance(B) to Israel according to their tribal divisions.(C) Then the land had rest(D) from war.(E)

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44 The Lord gave them rest(A) on every side, just as he had sworn to their ancestors. Not one of their enemies(B) withstood them; the Lord gave all their enemies(C) into their hands.(D)

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Now that the Lord your God has given them rest(A) as he promised, return to your homes(B) in the land that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you on the other side of the Jordan.(C)

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Joshua’s Farewell to the Leaders

23 After a long time had passed and the Lord had given Israel rest(A) from all their enemies around them, Joshua, by then a very old man,(B)

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56 “Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest(A) to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises(B) he gave through his servant Moses.

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14 like cattle that go down to the plain,
    they were given rest(A) by the Spirit of the Lord.
This is how you guided your people
    to make for yourself a glorious name.

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This is what the Lord says:

“The people who survive the sword
    will find favor(A) in the wilderness;
    I will come to give rest(B) to Israel.”

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28 “Come to me,(A) all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.(B)

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A Sabbath-Rest for the People of God

Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.(A) For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed.[a](B) Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said,

“So I declared on oath in my anger,
    ‘They shall never enter my rest.’”[b](C)

And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world. For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “On the seventh day God rested from all his works.”[c](D) And again in the passage above he says, “They shall never enter my rest.”(E)

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,(F) God again set a certain day, calling it “Today.” This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted:

“Today, if you hear his voice,
    do not harden your hearts.”[d](G)

For if Joshua had given them rest,(H) God would not have spoken(I) later about another day. There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works,[e](J) just as God did from his.(K) 11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.(L)

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 4:2 Some manuscripts because those who heard did not combine it with faith
  2. Hebrews 4:3 Psalm 95:11; also in verse 5
  3. Hebrews 4:4 Gen. 2:2
  4. Hebrews 4:7 Psalm 95:7,8
  5. Hebrews 4:10 Or labor
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