1 Therefore, holy brothers, comrades of a heavenly calling, fix your thoughts then upon Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession. 2 How faithful he was to the God who appointed him! For while Moses also was faithful in all God's house, 3 Jesus has been counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who has built a house has higher honor than the house itself. 4 For every house has its builder; but he who built the universe is God. 5 And Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, bearing testimony to a witness about to be spoken; 6 but Christ as a Son in his own house; and we are that house, if we retain the cheerful courage and pride of our hope firm unto the end.
7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says. If you hear God's voice today, 8 Continue not to harden your hearts as in the Provocation, On the day of temptation in the wilderness, 9 When your forefathers tried my forbearance And saw my deeds for forty years. 10 For this reason I was sore displeased with that generation, And said, "They are always wandering in their hearts; They have never learned my ways"; 11 So I swore in my wrath, "They shall never enter into my rest."
12 See to it, brothers, that there shall never be in any one of you an evil and unbelieving heart, manifesting itself in apostasy from the living God. 13 On the contrary, encourage each other daily, so long as there is a "Today," so that no one of you is hindered by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we are become comrades of the Christ, if we hold our first title deed firm until the very end. 15 In the words of Scripture, Today, if you hear his voice, Do not continue to harden your hearts as at the Provocation.
16 For who were they that heard and yet provoked him? Was it not all who came out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses? 17 And with whom was he grieved for forty years? Was it not with those who had sinned, and whose dead bodies fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did he swear that they should never enter into his rest, if not to those who had proved faithless? 19 So you see that it was through unbelief that they were not able to enter in.