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

Knijga O Kristu

Poslanica Hebrejima 4

Odmor za Božji narod

1Iako Božje obećanje da ćemo ući u mjesto njegova odmora još vrijedi, strahujte da se kome ne dogodi da onamo ne uspije ući.

Jer ta Radosna vijest - da je Bog pripremio mjesto odmora - naviještena je nama baš kao što je bila naviještena i njima. Ali nije im koristila jer nisu vjerovali Bogu poput onih koji su ga poslušali.

Jer samo mi koji vjerujemo možemo ući u mjesto njegova odmora. Za one koji nisu vjerovali Bog je rekao:
    'Zato se u gnjevu zakleh:
            "Nikada neće ući u mjesto mojega odmora''[a]iako je njegovo djelo dovršeno otkako je stvorio svijet.

A da je dovršeno, znamo jer se u Svetome pismu spominje sedmi dan: 'Bog je sedmoga dana počinuo od svih djela koja je učinio.'[b]

Ali na onomu mjestu veli: 'Nikada neće ući u mjesto mojega odmora.'[c]

Mjesto odmora je dakle tu da uđu oni koji trebaju ući. Ali kako oni koji su prvi čuli Radosnu vijest nisu ušli zbog nepokornosti Bogu,

odredio je drugi dan za ulazak: 'danas'. Objavio je to kroz Davida mnogo kasnije, kao što je već napisano:
    'Poslušajte danas Božji glas,
            ne budite tvrda srca prema njemu.'[d]

To novo mjesto odmora nije Kanaan u koji ih je uveo Jošua. Jer da je tako, Bog poslije ne bi govorio o novome danu odmora.

Tako posebno mjesto odmora[e] još očekuje Božji narod.

10 Koji su već ušli, odmaraju se od svojeg posla, baš kao što je i Bog učinio nakon stvaranja.

11 Trudimo se stoga ući u mjesto odmora da ne slijedimo uzor onih koji su propali zbog neposlušnosti.

12 Jer Božja je riječ uistinu živa i djelotvorna. Oštrija je od dvosjeklog mača; prodire dotle da dijeli dušu od duha i zglobove od moždine te prosuđuje nakane i misli srca.

13 Nema stvorenja koje bi se pred njom moglo skriti. Sve je golo i razotkriveno pod pogledom Boga, kojemu ćemo morati položiti račun.

Krist je naš Veliki svećenik

14 Isus, Božji Sin, naš je Veliki svećenik koji je otišao na nebo. Držimo se stoga svoje vjere.

15 Taj naš Veliki svećenik razumije naše slabosti jer je i sam proživio iste kušnje kao i mi premda im nikad nije popustio i zgriješio.

16 Priđimo dakle hrabro prijestolju milostivoga Boga. Primit ćemo milostivu i milosrdnu pomoć u trenucima kad nam bude potrebna.

Notas al pie

  1. Poslanica Hebrejima 4:3 Psalam 95:11.
  2. Poslanica Hebrejima 4:4 Postanak 2:2.
  3. Poslanica Hebrejima 4:5 Psalam 95:11.
  4. Poslanica Hebrejima 4:7 Psalam 95:7-8.
  5. Poslanica Hebrejima 4:9 U grčkome: subotnji počinak.