1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the apostle and high-priest of our profession, 2 Jesus, Faithful to him that appointed him, as was also Moses in all his house. 3 For this person was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he that hath builded it hath more honour than the house. 4 Now every house is built by some one: but he that built all things is God. 5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of the things, which were to be afterwards spoken: 6 But Christ as a Son over his own house, whose house we are, if we hold fast the confidence and the glorying of hope, firm to the end.
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith) To day, 8 if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness, 9 Where your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. 10 Therefore I was grieved with that generation and said, They always err in their hearts, and they have not know my ways. 11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.
12 Take heed, brethren, left there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God: 13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called to day, lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin: 14 (For we are made partakers of Christ, if 15 we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm to the end) While it is said; To-day, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
16 For who, when they had heard, provoked God? 17 Were they not all that came out of Egypt by Moses? And with whom was he grieved forty years? Was it not with them who had sinned? 18 Whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he, that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? 19 So we see, they could not enter in, because of unbelief.