Hebrews 3:8-9; Hebrews 3:12-13; Hebrews 3:15; Hebrews 4:1; Hebrews 4:7; Hebrews 6:9-11; Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 10:34-35; Hebrews 12:3; Hebrews 12:13; Hebrews 13:7; Hebrews 13:17; Hebrews 13:24-25
Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
Take heed , brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
But exhort one another daily , while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
While it is said , To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
Let us therefore fear , lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it .
Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said , To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak .
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister .
And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods , knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way ; but let it rather be healed .
Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow , considering the end of their conversation.
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves : for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief : for that is unprofitable for you.
Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
Grace be with you all. Amen . [Written to the Hebrews from Italy, by Timothy.]