Owned by University of Michigan, Library at Ann Arbor
Size 15 x 22.9 cm
The ink is dark brown and has faded little. There has been little rubbing of the surface, so that almost every letter is still legible. The writing is of the book hand and the letters are carefully formed and well spaced. There are many slight spaces left in the text, often where they serve admirably for punctuation.
Acquisition purchased in 1930/1931
Author St. Paul
Type of Text/Title of Work Epistles of Paul" - As stated in the Library of the University of Michigan.
46 Papyrus 46 is 300 Chapters of the New Testament - Found Intact and exactly as shown.
Hebrews - The Fourth Chapter. Papyrus 46 is 300 Chapters of the New Testament - Found Intact and exactly as shown. The dating debate is between the first Century and 175 A.D. One source of debate is 46 uses an extensive and well-developed system of nomina sacra (saying this is 2nd century) however since the exact provenance of the nomina sacra system itself is not well-established. Therefore we can safely say, the 300 intact chapters date between the first and the second century A.D.
Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. 2 For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. 3 For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said,
“As I swore in my wrath,
‘They shall not enter my rest,’”
although his works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” 5 And again in this passage he said,
“They shall not enter my rest.”
6 Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience, 7 again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted,
“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts.”
8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on. 9 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10 for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.
11 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Jesus Your Name is Power
Sits on Heavens Mercy Seat
Sits on Heavens Mercy Seat
Jesus is our Joshua, Yeshua. Jesus, Son of God, our Savior, our Hero tells us we can fully rest in Him.
In confidence, we approach Jesus.
Why would Paul be interested in Hebrews? This explains to us the depths of Paul's love to the people he explains Jesus Christ as Savior to.
I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— 2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers,a my kinsmen according to the flesh. 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. 5 To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.
How would we be cut off from His rest?
One would be not to seek Father God. To rest on our own merits and not worship Father God on the Sabbath. One of the "- God" billboards (lovingly unidentified other than God!) says like Father God says, "Bring the Children to my House on Sunday."
We need to be filled on the Sabbath. We understand physical hunger with growling stomachs.
Galatians 5 tells us Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
This is part of God's freedom and why we set out to Worship God every Sunday.
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
We are set free from the Law and in Jesus we still need to be fed with Worship. Every Sabbath.
The Point of Hebrew's 4.
What will God's Worship tell us? What His Promises encompass!
Jesus as God - fills the Heavens!!! He has seen all of His Vast Creation.
To be kind hearted. Not hard hearted.
The Sabbath was made for man - to Rest in Jesus.
Believe in your Salvation in Jesus.
For we who have believed enter His rest, as He has said.
Eternity has begun for us adopted by the Grace of Jesus.
Obedient to the Word of God, living and active.
God fully knows and understands our thoughts.
Expect Grace from Jesus at our weaknesses, as sympathy. This would be why Father God ran to His Child as we could not aspire to be God.
God told us He is available at midnight, when others are asleep in their beds. He comes to us when we are seeking Him earnestly.
And because of this transparency and relationship - we know only Jesus is without sin.
Let us, with confidence, draw near to the Throne of Grace, where our Father sits.
We can with expectation of Jesus' Promises, receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
We Believe in the Lord Jesus, and we know we are saved-- Continue Your Mercy to our household and our loved ones.
We believe fully, Jesus is Lord. We believe in our hearts that You, Father God, raised up Your Son Jesus from the dead. We believe Your Promise of Salvation has arrived.
As we believe, so this will be done for us, according to Your Word. Yes Lord, we believe You are able.
We fully want Your Plan and Path, forgive us when we stray, please in the Name of Jesus. We will not fear, only believe. All things are possible in Jesus.
In the Name of Jesus the Lord, blessed are we who believe there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken from the Lord. We in knowing Jesus, ask the blessings for our Loved Ones, our neighbors, coworkers, Church Family and our Nation. In Jesus. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †