3 Consequently, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling,*+ consider the apostle+ and high priest whom we confess*+—Jesus. 2 He was faithful+ to the One that made him such, as Moses+ was also in all the house of that One.+ 3 For the latter is counted worthy of more glory+ than Moses, inasmuch as he+ who constructs it has more honor than the house.+ 4 Of course, every house is constructed by someone, but he that constructed all things is God.+ 5 And Moses as an attendant+ was faithful in all the house* of that One as a testimony of the things that were to be spoken afterwards,*+ 6 but Christ [was faithful] as a Son+ over the house of that One. We are the house of that One,+ if we make fast our hold on our freeness of speech and our boasting over the hope firm to the end.*+ 7 For this reason, just as the holy spirit+ says: “Today if YOU people listen to his own voice,+ 8 do not harden YOUR hearts as on the occasion of causing bitter anger,*+ as in the day of making the test+ in the wilderness,+ 9 in which YOUR forefathers made a test of me with a trial, and yet they had seen my works+ for forty years.+ 10 For this reason I became disgusted with this generation and said, ‘They always go astray in their hearts,+ and they themselves have not come to know my ways.’+ 11 So I swore in my anger, ‘They shall not enter+ into my rest.’”+ 12 Beware, brothers, for fear there should ever develop in any one of YOU a wicked heart lacking faith* by drawing away* from the living God;+ 13 but keep on exhorting+ one another each day, as long as it may be called “Today,”+ for fear any one of YOU should become hardened by the deceptive+ power* of sin. 14 For we actually become partakers of the Christ+ only if we make fast our hold on the confidence we had at the beginning firm to the end,*+ 15 while it is being said: “Today if YOU people listen to his own voice,+ do not harden YOUR hearts as on the occasion of causing bitter anger.”+ 16 For who were they that heard and yet provoked to bitter anger?+ Did not, in fact, all do so who went out of Egypt under Moses?+ 17 Moreover, with whom did [God]* become disgusted for forty years?+ Was it not with those who sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness?+ 18 But to whom did he swear+ that they should not enter into his rest except to those who acted disobediently?+ 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of lack of faith.+
^ Or, “invitation.”
^ Lit., “chief priest of our confession.”
^ Lit., “to be futurely spoken.”
^ “Firm to the end,” אACDVg; P46B omit.
^ Lit., “embitterment.”
^ “Lacking faith.” Lit., “of unbelief.” Gr., a·pi·stiʹas.
^ Lit., “to stand off.” Gr., a·po·steʹnai.
^ “Deceptive power.” Lit., “seduction.”
^ Or, “finish.” Gr., teʹlous.
^ Lit., “he.”