1. Be ye afraid therefore, that ye do not for once [in any way] disregard the promise [of blessings] with divine assurance which came to you, of entering into that rest of his, supposing as some of you have, that you have been left behind.
2. For indeed, the gospel was announced to us as well as to them. But the spoken word which they heard did not profit them, they did not absorb it by faith [as] those with whom they heard them.
3. For we have come into the abode of his rest, according to his utterance, ‘As I swore in that wrath of mine, if they shall enter into that rest of mine. And yet those works have been from the foundation of his world.
4. For he said in a certain place concerning the seventh day in this manner, ‘And God rested on the seventh day from all those works of his.’
5. Also, there again, ‘If they shall enter into that rest of mine.’
6. See therefore there remains for some to enter into it, and those to whom the gospel was evangelised did not enter, because of unbelief.
7. Again, he specified a certain thing, ‘Today’. Through David he said, after so long a time, as it is said, ‘Today, if you hear his voice, harden not those hearts of yours.’
8. There is no doubt that Jesus himself had given them rest, for there was no supposition concerning another [day], [otherwise] he would have spoken of those days.
9. There remains therefore a sabbath [day of] rest kept [in reserve] for the people of God.
10. For he who enters into that rest of his, he also has rested from those works of his, just as God did from his own [works].
11. Let us be diligent to enter into that rest of his, so that we do not become an example in the same way as that one who himself fell for his rebellion.
12. For the word of God is living and actively energetic, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and penetrates through unto the dividing of the soul and spirit, and also the joints and marrow, and is empowered to quickly discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13. And there is nothing created that is not brought to light in his sight, but all things are uncovered to the eyes of him of whom we speak.
14. We have, these things being so, a great high priest who has passed into the heavens, Jesus Christ the Son of God, so let us mightily uphold [and profess] this.
15. For we do not have a high priest that is not able to sympathise with our weaknesses, but was tested according to everything and beyond that like us, yet without sin.
16. Let us therefore, come with boldness and freedom of speaking to his throne of grace, so that we might obtain mercy, and find grace in due time, whenever we cry for help.
Started translation 23:50 pm 4th February, 2017; Completed translation 23:25 pm 6th February, 2017.