New American Standard Bible
"Therefore I swore in My anger, Truly they shall not enter into My rest."
King James Bible
Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.
Darby Bible Translation
So that I swore in mine anger, that they should not enter into my rest.
World English Bible
Therefore I swore in my wrath, "They won't enter into my rest."
Young's Literal Translation
Where I sware in Mine anger, 'If they come in unto My rest -- !'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Unto whom I sware in my wrath - See the notes at Hebrews 3:11.
That they should not enter into my rest - Margin, as in Hebrew, "If they enter into my rest." The "rest" here referred to was the land of Canaan. They were not permitted to enter there as a place of "rest" after their long and weary wanderings, but died in the wilderness. The meaning is not that none of them were saved (for we must hope that very many of them were brought to the heavenly Canaan), but that they did not come to the promised land. Unbelief shut them out; and this fact is properly made use of here, and in Hebrews 3, as furnishing a solemn warning to all not to be unbelieving and rebellious, since the consequence of unbelief and rebellion must be to exclude us from the kingdom of heaven, the true place of "rest."
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'And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. 2. And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron; and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness! 3. And wherefore hath the Lord brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt? 4. And they said one …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle xxxi. To Phocas, Emperor .
AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, 'THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST.'"
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.
and again in this passage, "THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST."
shall by no means see the land which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who spurned Me see it.
"Say to them, 'As I live,' says the LORD, 'just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will surely do to you;
'Not one of these men, this evil generation, shall see the good land which I swore to give your fathers,
for you have not as yet come to the resting place and the inheritance which the LORD your God is giving you.
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