Let us fear therefore, lest by chance, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it. 2 For indeed we have good tidings preached to us, even as also they: but the word of hearing did not profit them, because it was not united by faith with them that heard. 3 For we who have believed do enter into that rest; even as he has said,
As I swore in my wrath,
They shall not enter into my rest:
Although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he has said somewhere of the seventh day on this wise, And Yahweh rested on the seventh day from all his works; 5 and in this place again,
They shall not enter into my rest. 6 Seeing therefore it remains that some should enter into it, and they to whom the good tidings were preached before failed to enter in because of disobedience, 7 he again defines a certain day, Today, saying in David so long a time afterward (even as has been said before),
Today if you shall hear his voice,
Harden not your hearts.
8 For if Yahshua had given them rest, he would not have spoken afterward of another day. 9 There remains therefore a sabbath rest for the people of Yahweh. 10 For he that is entered into his rest has himself also rested from his works, as Yahweh did from his. 11 Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest, that no man fall after the same example of disobedience. 12 For the word of Yahweh is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
14 Having then a great high priest, who has passed through the heavens, Yahshua the Son of Yahweh, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we have not a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but one that has in all points been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help in time of need.
For every high priest, being taken from among men, is appointed for men in things pertaining to Yahweh, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: 2 who can bear gently with the ignorant and erring, for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity; 3 and by reason of it is bound, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. 4 And no man takes the honor to himself, but when he is called of Yahweh, even as was Aaron. 5 So the Messiah also glorified not himself to be made a high priest, but he that spoke to him,
You are my Son,
This day have I begotten you:
6 as he also says in another place,
You are a priest forever
After the order of Melchizedek.
7 Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears to him that was able to save him from death, and having been heard for his holy fear, 8 though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 and having been made perfect, he became to all them that obey him the author of eternal salvation; 10 named of Yahweh a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard of interpretation, seeing you have become dull of hearing. 12 For when by reason of the time you ought to be teachers, you have need again that someone should teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of Yahweh; and have become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food. 13 For everyone that partakes of milk is without experience of the word of righteousness; for he is a babe. 14 But solid food is for full grown men, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.
Therefore leaving the doctrine of the first principles of the Messiah, let us press on to perfection; not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward Yahweh, 2 of the teachings of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3 And this will we do, if Yahweh permit. 4 For as touching those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and tasted the good word of Yahweh, and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance; since they impale to themselves the Son of Yahweh again, and put him to an open shame. 7 For the land which has drunk the rain that comes often upon it, and brings forth herbs useful for them for whose sake it is also tilled, receives blessings from Yahweh: 8 but if it bears thorns and thistles, it is rejected and near to a curse; whose end is to be burned.
9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak: 10 for Yahweh is not unrighteous to forget your work and the love which you showed toward his name, in that you ministered to the saints,. and still do minister. 11 And we desire that each one of you may show the same diligence to the fullness of hope even to the end: 12 that you be not sluggish, but imitators of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
13 For when Yahweh made promise to Abraham, since he could swear by no one greater, he swore by himself, 14 saying, Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you. 15 And thus, having patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men swear by the greater: and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation. 17 In which Yahweh, being minded to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath; 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for Yahweh to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us: 19 which we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast and entering into that which is within the veil; 20 where as a forerunner Yahshua entered for us, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.