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1 For this reason, holy brothers, marked out to have a part in heaven, give thought to Jesus the representative and high priest of our faith; 1 Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.
2 Who kept faith with God who gave him his place, even as Moses did in all his house. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God's house.
3 And it was right for this man to have more honour than Moses, even as the builder of a house has more honour than the house. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.
4 For every house has a builder; but the builder of all things is God. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.
5 And Moses certainly kept faith as a servant, in all his house, and as a witness of those things which were to be said later; 5 Moses was faithful as a servant in all God's house, testifying to what would be said in the future.
6 But Christ as a son, over his house; whose house are we, if we keep our hearts fixed in the glad and certain hope till the end. 6 But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.
7 And so, as the Holy Spirit says, Today if you let his voice come to your ears, 7 So, as the Holy Spirit says: "Today, if you hear his voice,
8 Be not hard of heart, as when you made me angry, on the day of testing in the waste land, 8 do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert,
9 When your fathers put me to the test, and saw my works for forty years. 9 where your fathers tested and tried me and for forty years saw what I did.
10 So that I was angry with this generation, and I said, Their hearts are in error at all times, and they have no knowledge of my ways; 10 That is why I was angry with that generation, and I said, 'Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.'
11 And being angry I made an oath, saying, They may not come into my rest. 11 So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.' "
12 My brothers, take care that there is not by chance in any one of you an evil heart without belief, turning away from the living God: 12 See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.
13 But give comfort to one another every day as long as it is still Today; so that no one among you may be made hard by the deceit of sin: 13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.
14 For if we keep the substance of the faith which we had at the start, even till the end, we have a part with Christ; 14 We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.
15 As it is said, Today if you will let his voice come to your ears, be not hard of heart, as when you made him angry. 15 As has just been said: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion."
16 Who made him angry when his voice came to them? was it not all those who came out of Egypt with Moses? 16 Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt?
17 And with whom was he angry for forty years? was it not with those who did evil, who came to their deaths in the waste land? 17 And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert?
18 And to whom did he make an oath that they might not come into his rest? was it not to those who went against his orders? 18 And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed ?
19 So we see that they were not able to go in because they had no belief. 19 So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.