3 Hence, holy brothers, participants in the celestial call, look at Jesus the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2 faithful to the one who appointed him in the same way as Moses was faithful in his house. 3 For he has been awarded more glory than Moses insofar as he who constructed the house has more honor than the house. 4 For every house is constructed by somebody; but he who constructed everything is God, 5 and Moses was faithful in all his house as a servant for a testimony of what was to be spoken, 6 * but Christ as a son over his house; whose house we are if we retain our confidence and prideful hope. 7 Wherefore, as the Holy Spirit says “Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts as at the embittering, as on the day of the testing in the wilderness, 9 where your fathers made a test for approval and saw my deeds for forty years, 10 wherefore I was disgusted with that generation and said ‘They are wrong-headed all the time and do not know my ways,’ 11 as I swore in my anger ‘They shall not come into my rest,’” 12 look to it, brothers, that there shall not be in any one of you a vicious heart of unbelief in breaking away from the living God, 13 but exhort each other each day as long as “today” is so called, in order that there may not any one of you be hardened by the deceits of sin; 14 * for we have become the Christ’s “fellows” if we hold firm to the end the resolution we began with, 15 while it is said “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as at the embittering.” 16 For who did the embittering when they had heard? why, was it not all who had come out of Egypt by Moses’s agency? 17 and with whom was he disgusted for forty years? was it not with those who had sinned, whose limbs dropped in the wilderness? 18 and to whom did he swear that they should not come into his rest except to those who had disbelieved? 19 and we see that they could not come in because of unbelief.
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