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Hebrews 4:11

    Hebrews 4:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest, that no man fall after the same example of disobedience.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because of this, let us have a strong desire to come into that rest, and let no one go after the example of those who went against God's orders.

    Webster's Revision

    Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest, that no man fall after the same example of disobedience.

    World English Bible

    Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest, that no man fall after the same example of disobedience.

    Definitions for Hebrews 4:11

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 4:11

    Let us labor therefore - The word σπουδασωμεν implies every exertion of body and mind which can be made in reference to the subject. Rebus aliis omissis, hoc agamus; All things else omitted, this one thing let us do. We receive grace, improve grace, retain grace, that we may obtain eternal glory.

    Lest any man fall - Lest he fall off from the grace of God, from the Gospel and its blessings, and perish everlastingly. This is the meaning of the apostle, who never supposed that a man might not make final shipwreck of faith and of a good conscience, as long as he was in a state of probation.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 4:11

    Let us therefore labour - Let us earnestly strive. Since there is a rest whose attainment is worth all our efforts; since so many have failed of reaching it by their unbelief, and since there is so much danger that we may fail of it also, let us give all diligence that we may enter into it. Heaven is never obtained but by diligence; and no one enters there who does not earnestly desire it, and who does not make a sincere effort to reach it.

    Of unbelief - Margin, "disobedience." The word "unbelief" best expresses the sense, as the apostle was showing that this was the principal thing that prevented people from entering into heaven; see the notes at Hebrews 3:12.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 4:11

    4:11 Lest any one should fall - Into perdition.