Hebrews 4:1
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English Standard Version
Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.

King James Bible
Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

American Standard Version
Let us fear therefore, lest haply, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let us fear therefore lest the promise being left of entering into his rest, any of you should be thought to be wanting.

English Revised Version
Let us fear therefore, lest haply, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let us therefore fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore let us be on our guard lest perhaps, while He still leaves us a promise of being admitted to His rest, some one of you should be found to have fallen short of it.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Being left (καταλειπομένης)

Still remaining: not being neglected. It is not a reason for fearing that is given, but a circumstance connected with the thing to be avoided. As there is now left a promise, let us fear. Being left announces the thought which is afterward emphasized, and on which the whole treatment of the subject turns - that God's original promise of rest remains unchanged, and still holds good. Such being the case, he who doubts the promise itself, or thinks that it is too late for him to enjoy its fulfillment, runs a risk.

Should seem to come short (δοκῇ ὑστερηκέναι)

According to this rendering, the meaning is that one must avoid the appearance of having failed to enter into the rest; the perfect tense (ὑστερηκέναι) placing the reader at the parousia, when judgment will be pronounced. This is forced, tame, and irrelevant to the previous discussion. Rend. lest any one of you think he has come too late for it. This accords with the previous admonitions against unbelief. For one to think that he has come too late to inherit the promise is to disbelieve an immutable promise of God. Hence the writer may well say, "Since this promise remains, let us fear to distrust it." Ὑστερεῖν is to be behind; to come late; to come short; hence, to suffer need, as Philippians 4:12; of material deficiency, Luke 15:14; John 2:3; of moral and spiritual shortcoming, Romans 3:23; 1 Corinthians 8:8; Hebrews 12:15.

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us therefore.

Hebrews 4:11 Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

Hebrews 2:1-3 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip...

Hebrews 12:15,25 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you...

Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken to you the word of God: whose faith follow...

Proverbs 14:16 A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident.

Proverbs 28:14 Happy is the man that fears always: but he that hardens his heart shall fall into mischief.

Jeremiah 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good...

Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Be not high minded, but fear:

1 Corinthians 10:12 Why let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

a promise.

Hebrews 4:9 There remains therefore a rest to the people of God.

Numbers 14:34 After the number of the days in which you searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall you bear your iniquities...

1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and the house of your father, should walk before me for ever...

Romans 3:3,4 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect...

2 Timothy 2:13 If we believe not, yet he stays faithful: he cannot deny himself.

his.

Hebrews 4:3-5 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest...

See on ch.

Hebrews 3:11 So I swore in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

any.

Matthew 7:21-23,26,27 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven...

Matthew 24:48-51 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming...

Matthew 25:1-3 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom...

Luke 12:45,46 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens...

Luke 13:25-30 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door...

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

1 Corinthians 9:26,27 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beats the air...

Cross References
Acts 3:19
Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,

2 Corinthians 6:1
Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

Galatians 5:4
You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.

Hebrews 12:15
See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no "root of bitterness" springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;

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