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Let vs feare therefore, least at any time by forsaking the promes of entring into his rest, any of you should seeme to be depriued.
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For vnto vs was the Gospel preached as also vnto them: but the worde that they heard, profited not them, because it was not mixed with faith in those that heard it.
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For we which haue beleeued, doe enter into rest, as he said to the other, As I haue sworne in my wrath, If they shall enter into my rest: although the workes were finished from the foundation of the world.
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For he spake in a certaine place of the seuenth day on this wise, And God did rest the seuenth day from all his workes.
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And in this place againe, If they shall enter into my rest.
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Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter thereinto, & they to whom it was first preached, entred not therein for vnbeliefes sake:
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Againe he appointed in Dauid a certaine day, by To day, after so long a time, saying, as it is sayd, This day, if ye heare his voyce, harden not your hearts.
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For if Iesus had giuen them rest, then would he not after this haue spoke of an other day.
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There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
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For he that is entred into his rest, hath also ceased from his owne works, as God did from his.
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Let vs studie therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same ensample of disobedience.
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For the worde of God is liuely, and mightie in operation, & sharper then any two edged sword, and entreth through, euen vnto the diuiding asunder of the soule and the spirit, and of the ioints, and the marow, and is a discerner of the thoughtes, and the intents of the heart.
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Neither is there any creature, which is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and open vnto his eyes, with whome we haue to doe.
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Seeing then that wee haue a great hie Priest, which is entred into heauen, euen Iesus the Sonne of God, let vs holde fast our profession.
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For we haue not an hie Priest, which can not be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all things tempted in like sort, yet without sinne.
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Let vs therefore goe boldly vnto ye throne of grace, that we may receiue mercy, and finde grace to helpe in time of neede.