New International Version
And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed?
King James Bible
And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
Darby Bible Translation
And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to those who had not hearkened to the word?
World English Bible
To whom did he swear that they wouldn't enter into his rest, but to those who were disobedient?
Young's Literal Translation
and to whom did He swear that they shall not enter into His rest, except to those who did not believe? --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To whom sware he - God never acts by any kind of caprice; whenever he pours out his judgments, there are the most positive reasons to vindicate his conduct.
Those whose carcasses fell in the wilderness were they who had sinned. And those who did not enter into his rest were those who believed not. God is represented here as swearing that they should not enter in, in order to show the determinate nature of his purpose, the reason on which it was founded, and the height of the aggravation which occasioned it.
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LibraryMarch 22. "Hold Fast the Confidence and the Rejoicing of the Hope Firm unto the End" (Heb. Iii. 6).
"Hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end" (Heb. iii. 6). The attitude of faith is simple trust. It is Elijah saying to Ahab, "There is a sound of abundance of rain." But then there comes usually a deeper experience in which the prayer is inwrought; it is Elijah on the mount, with his face between his knees, travailing, as it were, in birth for the promised blessing. He has believed for it--and now he must take. The first is Joash shooting the arrow out of the windows, …
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not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their ancestors. No one who has treated me with contempt will ever see it.
these men who were responsible for spreading the bad report about the land were struck down and died of a plague before the LORD.
When the LORD heard what you said, he was angry and solemnly swore:
for they did not believe in God or trust in his deliverance.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on them.
Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience,
For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed.
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