1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the celestial callings, consider the Ambassador and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 2 which was faithful to him that made him even as was Moses in all his house. 3 And this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses; Inasmuch as he which hath prepared the house, hath most honour in the house. 4 Every house is prepared of some man. But he that ordained all things is God. 5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a minister, to bear witness of those things which should be spoken afterward. 6 But Christ, as a son, hath rule over the house, whose house we are, so that we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of that hope, unto the end.
7 Wherefore, as the holy ghost saith, "Today if ye shall hear his voice, 8 harden not your hearts, after the rebellion in the day of temptation in the wilderness, 9 where your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years long. 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation and said, 'They ever err in their hearts: they verily have not known my ways,' 11 so that I sware in my wrath, that they should not enter into my rest."
12 Take heed, brethren, that there be in none of you an evil heart, in unbelief, that he should depart from the living God: 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called today, lest any of you wax hard hearted through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 We are partakers of Christ, if we keep sure unto the end the beginning of the first substance, 15 so long as it is said, "Today if ye hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as when ye provoked."
16 For some, when they heard, rebelled: howbeit, not all that came out of Egypt under Moses. 17 But with whom was he displeased forty years? Was he not displeased with them that sinned: whose carcasses were overthrown in the desert? 18 To whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but unto them that believed not? 19 And we see that they could not enter in, because of unbelief.