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1 My Christian friends, who also have been called by God! Think of Jesus, whom God sent to be the High Priest of the faith we profess. 1 Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.
2 He was faithful to God, who chose him to do this work, just as Moses was faithful in his work in God's house. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God's house.
3 A man who builds a house receives more honor than the house itself. In the same way Jesus is worthy of much greater honor than Moses. 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 Every house, of course, is built by someone - and God is the one who has built all things. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.
5 Moses was faithful in God's house as a servant, and he spoke of the things that God would say in the future. 5 Moses was faithful as a servant in all God's house, testifying to what would be said in the future.
6 But Christ is faithful as the Son in charge of God's house. We are his house if we keep up our courage and our confidence in what we hope for. 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 So then, as the Holy Spirit says, "If you hear God's voice today, 7 So, as the Holy Spirit says: "Today, if you hear his voice,
8 do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were when they rebelled against God, as they were that day in the desert when they put him to the test. 8 do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert,
9 There they put me to the test and tried me, says God, although they had seen what I did for forty years. 9 where your fathers tested and tried me and for forty years saw what I did.
10 And so I was angry with those people and said, "They are always disloyal and refuse to obey my commands.' 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 I was angry and made a solemn promise: "They will never enter the land where I would have given them rest!' " 11 So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.' "
12 My friends, be careful that none of you have a heart so evil and unbelieving that you will turn 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 Instead, in order that none of you be deceived by sin and become stubborn, you must help one another every day, as long as the word "Today" in the scripture applies to us. 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 we are all partners with Christ if we hold firmly to the end the confidence we had at the beginning. 14 We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.
15 This is what the scripture says: "If you hear God's voice today, do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were when they rebelled against God." 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 were the people who heard God's voice and rebelled against him? All those who were led out of Egypt by Moses. 16 Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt?
17 With whom was God angry for forty years? With the people who sinned, who fell down dead in the desert. 17 And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert?
18 When God made his solemn promise, "They will never enter the land where I would have given them rest" - of whom was he speaking? Of those who rebelled. 18 And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed ?
19 We see, then, that they were not able to enter the land, because they did not believe. 19 So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.