1 Holy brothers, you who participate in a heavenly calling, look at Jesus then, at the apostle and high priest of our confession; 2 he is faithful to Him who appointed him. For while Moses also was faithful in every department of God's house, 3 Jesus has been adjudged greater glory than Moses, inasmuch as the founder of a house enjoys greater honour than the house itself. 4 (Every house is founded by someone, but God is the founder of all.) 5 Besides, while Moses was faithful in every department of God's house as an attendant ??by way of witness to the coming revelation ??6 Christ is faithful as a Son over God's house. Now we are this house of God, if we will only keep confident and proud of our hope.
7 Therefore, as the holy Spirit says, To-day, when you hear his voice, 8 harden not your hearts as at the Provocation, on the day of the Temptation in the desert, 9 where your fathers put me to the proof, and for forty years felt what I could do. 10 Therefore I grew exasperated with that generation, I said, 'They are always astray in their heart': They would not learn my ways; 11 so I swore in my anger, 'they shall never enter my Rest.'
12 Brothers, take care in case there is a wicked, unbelieving heart in any of you, moving you to apostatize from the living God. 13 Rather admonish one another daily, so long as this word To-day is uttered, that none of you may be deceived by sin and hardened. 14 For we only participate in Christ provided that we keep firm to the very end the confidence with which we started, 15 this word ever sounding in our ears, To-day, when you hear his voice, harden not your hearts as at the Provocation.
16 Who heard and yet provoked him? Was it not all who left Egypt under the leadership of Moses? 17 And with whom was he exasperated for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the desert? 18 And to whom did he swear that they would never enter his Rest? To whom but those who disobeyed? 19 Thus we see it was owing to unbelief that they could not enter.