Accessibility setting

Search

Select language

Skip to secondary menu

Skip to table of contents

Skip to content

Jehovah’s Witnesses

English

Online Bible

NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Hebrews 3:1-19

3  Consequently, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling,*+ consider the apostle+ and high priest whom we confess*+—Jesus.  He was faithful+ to the One that made him such, as Moses+ was also in all the house of that One.+  For the latter is counted worthy of more glory+ than Moses, inasmuch as he+ who constructs it has more honor than the house.+  Of course, every house is constructed by someone, but he that constructed all things is God.+  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,*+  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.*+  For this reason, just as the holy spirit+ says: “Today if YOU people listen to his own voice,+  do not harden YOUR hearts as on the occasion of causing bitter anger,*+ as in the day of making the test+ in the wilderness,+  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.+

Footnotes

Or, “invitation.”
Lit., “chief priest of our confession.”
See Nu 12:7 and ftn.
Lit., “to be futurely spoken.”
“Firm to the end,” אACDVg; P46B omit.
Lit., “embitterment.”
“Lacking faith.” Lit., “of unbelief.” Gr., a·pi·sti′as.
Lit., “to stand off.” Gr., a·po·ste′nai.
“Deceptive power.” Lit., “seduction.”
Or, “finish.” Gr., te′lous.
Lit., “he.”