4:11 So let us be eager to enter that place of rest. We must be careful not to miss our chance, like the people in the desert who did not obey God. 4:12 The word of God is living and full of power. It is sharper than any sword that cuts on both edges. It cuts between *soul and *spirit. It cuts between joints and muscles. It knows people’s thoughts and attitudes. 4:13 No one can hide from God. His eyes see all things as they really are. It is to him that we all must give an account for what we do.
4:14 We have a great chief priest who has gone through the heavens. He is Jesus, the Son of God. Let us never fail in our *belief and trust in him. 4:15 We have a chief priest who can feel with us when we are weak. He knows how weak we are. He had to suffer testing in every way like us. We fail, but he did not do anything wrong. 4:16 Let us approach God’s royal seat with boldness, that is, where God’s goodness is. We shall receive from him his goodness, support and the help that we need.