Hebrews 3

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1 Therefore, holy brothers,[1] you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, (Joh 20:21; Ro 15:8; Eph 4:1; Php 3:14) 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s[2] house. (Heb 3:5) 3 For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4 (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) (Eph 2:10; Eph 3:9) 5 Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, (Ex 14:31; Nu 12:7; De 18:15; De 18:18; De 34:5; Jos 1:2; Jos 8:31; Ps 105:26; Heb 3:2; Re 15:3) 6 but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.[3] (Ps 119:33; Ps 119:112; Mt 10:22; 1Co 3:16; 1Co 6:19; 2Co 6:16; Eph 2:21; 1Ti 3:15; Heb 1:2; Heb 3:14; Heb 6:11; 1Pe 2:5; Re 2:26) 7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, (Ps 95:7; Heb 3:15; Heb 4:7) 8 do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, 9 where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years. (Ac 7:36) 10 Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.’ 11 As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest.’” (Heb 4:3; Heb 4:5) 12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. (Mt 16:16) 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. (Isa 44:20; Ro 7:11; Eph 4:22; Heb 10:24) 14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. (1Co 15:2; Heb 3:6; Heb 10:23) 15 As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” (Heb 3:7) 16 For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses? (Nu 14:2; Nu 14:24; Nu 14:30; De 1:34; De 1:36; De 1:38) 17 And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? (Nu 14:29; Jud 1:5) 18 And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? (De 1:34; Heb 4:2) 19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief. (Ps 78:22; Ps 106:24; Heb 4:6)