Hebrews 3
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Jesus Our Apostle and High Priest

1Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, set your minds on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. 2He was faithful to the One who appointed Him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house.

3Jesus has been counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.

5Now Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,a testifying to what would be spoken later. 6But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are His house, if we hold firmlyb to our confidence and the hope of which we boast.

Do Not Harden Your Hearts

7Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says:

“Today if you hear His voice,

8do not harden your hearts,

as you did in the rebellion,

in the time of testing in the wilderness,

9where your fathers tried Me by testing Me,

and for forty years saw My works.

10Therefore I was angry with that generation,

and I said,

‘Their hearts always go astray,

and they have not known My ways.’

11So I swore on oath in My anger,

‘They shall never enter My rest.’”c

The Peril of Unbelief

12See to it, brothers, that none of you has a wicked heart of unbelief that turns away from the living God. 13But exhort one another daily, as long as it is called today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.

14We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly to the end the assurance we had at first. 15As it has been said:

“Today, if you hear His voice,

do not harden your hearts,

as you did in the rebellion.”d

16For who were the ones who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? 17And with whom was God angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18And to whom did He swear that they would never enter His rest? Was it not to those who disobeyed? 19So we see that it was because of their unbelief that they were unable to enter.

a 5 Numbers 12:7
b 6 NE, WH, BYZ, and TR include firmly to the end
c 7-11 Psalm 95:7-11
d 15 Psalm 95:7,8

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