(The Second Warning --
Do Not Come Short of the Promised Rest
7 1Therefore, even as the Holy aSpirit says, b"Today if you hear His voice,
8 Do not harden your hearts as in the provocation, in the day of trial in the wilderness,
9 Where your fathers atried Me by testing Me and saw My works for forty years.
10 Therefore I was adispleased with this bgeneration, and I said, They always 1go astray in their heart, and they have not known My 2ways;
11 As I swore in My wrath, 1aThey shall not enter into My rest!''
12 Beware, brothers, lest perhaps there be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief in 1falling away from the aliving God.
13 But aexhort one another each day, as long as it is called "today,'' lest any one of you be hardened by the bdeceitfulness of sin.
14 For we have become 1apartners of Christ, if indeed we hold fast the beginning of the assurance bfirm to the end,
15 While it is said, a"Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the provocation.''
16 For who aprovoked Him when they heard? Indeed was it bnot all who came out of Egypt by 1Moses?
17 And with whom was He adispleased for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose carcasses bfell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom did He swear that they should anot enter into His rest, except to the 1bdisobedient?
19 And we see that they were not able to enter in because of unbelief.
1 Let us fear therefore, lest, a promise being left of entering into His 1rest, any one of you may 2seem to have 3come short of it.
2 For indeed we have had the good news announced to us, even as they also; but the word heard did not profit them, 1not being mixed together with faith in those who heard.
3 For we who have believed enter into the rest, even as He has said, a"As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter into My rest!'' although the works of creation were completed from the bfoundation of the world.
4 For He has spoken somewhere concerning the seventh day thus, a"And God rested on the seventh day from all His works.''
5 And in this place again, a"They shall not enter into My rest!''
6 Since therefore it remains that some should enter into it and those who formerly had the good news announced to them did not enter because of 1adisobedience,
7 He again designates a certain day, today, saying in David after so long a time, even as He has said before, a"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.''
8 For if 1Joshua had brought them into rest, He would not have spoken concerning 2another day after these things.
9 So then there remains a 1Sabbath rest for the people of God.
10 For he who has entered into His rest has himself also rested from his works, as aGod did from His own.
11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter into that rest lest anyone 1fall 2after the same example of 3adisobedience.
12 For the 1aword of God is bliving and operative and sharper than any two-edged csword, and piercing even to the dividing of 2dsoul and espirit and of joints and marrow, and able to discern the 3thoughts and intentions of the heart.
13 And there is no creature that is not manifest before Him, but all things are naked and laid bare to the eyes of Him to whom we are to give our account.