1 THEREFORE, holy brethren, sharers in a heavenly call, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus,
2 who was faithful to him who made him as also Moses was in all God's house.
3 For he has been thought worthy of more glory than Moses, just as he who has built a house has more honor than the house.
4 For every house is built by some one, but he who built all things is God.
5 Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant for a testimony to the things that were to be spoken,
6 but Christ as a Son over his own house. We are his house if we hold firmly to the end our confidence and the hope of which we boast.
7 Wherefore, as the Holy Spirit says, "To-day if you will hear his voice,
8 do not harden your hearts as when they made me angry on the day when they tried me in the desert,
9 when your fathers put me to a test and saw my deeds for forty years.
10 Therefore I was much displeased with that generation and said, 'They always go astray in their hearts and they do not know my paths.'
11 So I swore in my wrath, 'They shall not enter into my rest.'
12 See to it, brethren, that there shall not be in any one of you a wicked, unbelieving heart ready to forsake the living God,
13 but encourage one another daily while it is called "to-day," that no one may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
14 For we become sharers with Christ if we hold firmly to the end the assurance with which we began.
15 When it is said, "To-day if you will hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as when they made me angry" '97
16 who when they heard made him angry? Was it not all those who came out of Egypt with Moses?
17 With whom was he much displeased for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert?
18 To whom did he swear that they should not enter his rest, except to those who had no faith?
19 We see that they were unable to enter because of their lack of faith.