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6Since therefore it remains open for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience,

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6. it remaineth—still to be realized.

some must enter—The denial of entrance to unbelievers is a virtual promise of entrance to those that believe. God wishes not His rest to be empty, but furnished with guests (Lu 14:23).

they to whom it was first preached entered not—literally, "they who first (in the time of Moses) had the Gospel preached to them," namely, in type, see on Heb 4:2.

unbeliefGreek, rather "disobedience" (see on Heb 3:18).