New American Standard Bible

Hebrews 4

The Believer’s Rest

1Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word [a]they heard did not profit them, because [b]it was not united by faith in those who heard. For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said,

As I swore in My wrath,
They shall not enter My rest,”

although His works were finished from the foundation of the world. For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; and again in this passage, “They shall not enter My rest.” 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, He again fixes a certain day, “Today,” saying [c]through David after so long a time just as has been said before,

Today if you hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts.”

For if [d]Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that. So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. 10 For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. 11 Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.

14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Notas al pie

  1. Hebrews 4:2 Lit of hearing
  2. Hebrews 4:2 Two early mss read they were...faith with those who heard
  3. Hebrews 4:7 Or in
  4. Hebrews 4:8 Gr Jesus

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

希伯来书 4

信的人得享安息

1因此,上帝既然仍旧应许让人进入祂的安息,我们就该战战兢兢,免得有人失去这福分。 因为我们和他们一样听到了福音,只是他们听了道后没有凭信心领受,结果没有得到益处。 正如上帝曾说:

“我在愤怒中起誓说,
‘他们绝不可进入我的安息。’”

但我们这些已经信的人能够进入祂的安息。其实造物之工自创世以来就已经完成了, 因为圣经论到第七日时说:“第七日,上帝歇了一切的工。” 又说:“他们绝不可进入我的安息。” 既然最终会有人进入安息,而那些从前听过福音的人因为不信没能进去, 上帝就另定了一个日子,称之为“今日”。正如多年后,祂借着大卫说:

“你们今日若听见祂的声音,
不可心里顽固。”

如果当初约书亚已经让他们得到了安息,上帝就不必另定一个日子了。 这样说来,必定另有一个安息日为上帝的子民存留,使他们可以真正安歇。 10 因为人进入上帝的安息,就是歇了自己的工作,好像上帝歇了祂的工作一样。 11 因此,我们要竭力进入那安息,免得重蹈他们的覆辙,因不顺服而倒毙。

12 上帝的话有生命、有功效,锋利无比,胜过一切两刃的利剑,甚至能够剌入并分开魂与灵、关节与骨髓,辨明人一切的思想和动机。 13 受造物在上帝面前都无法隐藏,因为万物都是赤裸裸地暴露在上帝眼前,我们必须向祂交账。

大祭司耶稣

14 我们既然有一位已经升上高天的尊贵大祭司——上帝的儿子耶稣,就应当持守我们所认定的信仰。 15 因为我们这位大祭司并非不能体恤我们的软弱,祂与我们一样曾经面对各样的试探,却从来没有犯罪。 16 所以,让我们坦然无惧地到祂赐恩的宝座前,好领受怜悯和恩典,作随时的帮助。