Hebrews 3 Williams - Therefore, my Christian brothers, fix your thoughts on



1 Therefore, my Christian brothers, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the Messenger and High Priest whom we profess to follow, 2 to see how faithful He was to God who appointed Him, just as Moses was in all the house of God. 3 For just as the man who builds a house has greater glory than the house, by just so much is Jesus judged to be worthy of greater glory than Moses. 4 For every house is built by somebody, but the builder and furnisher of the universe is God. 5 Now Moses was faithful in all the house of God, yet only as a servant to bear witness to the message that should be spoken, 6 but Christ as a Son set over the house of God was faithful; and we are that house, if we keep up our courage and the joy that hope inspires to the very end.
7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: "If you but hear His voice today, 8 You must not harden your hearts as they did in provoking me, as on the day in the desert they tested me, 9 Where your forefathers found I stood their test, because they saw my works for forty years, 10 So I was indignant with that generation, and I said, 'Their hearts are always going astray, and they have never come to know my ways.' 11 So in my anger I took oath, 'They shall not be admitted to my rest!'"
12 See to it, my brothers, that no wicked, unbelieving heart is found in any of you, as shown by your turning away from the ever-living God, 13 but day by day, as long as "Today" shall last, continue to encourage one another, so that not one of you may be hardened by sin's deceiving ways, 14 For we have become real sharers in Christ, if we keep firm to the end the faith we had at first, 15 and yet the warning continues to be spoken: "If you but hear His voice, you must not harden your hearts as they did in provoking me."
16 For who was it that heard and yet provoked Him? Was it not all who came out of Egypt led by Moses? 17 With whom was He disgusted forty years? Was it not with those who had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the desert? 18 To whom did He take oath that they should not be admitted to His rest, if it was not to those who disobeyed Him? 19 So we see that it was because of their unbelief that they could not be admitted to it.