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Hebrews 3 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So all of you holy brothers and sisters, who were called by God, think about Jesus, who was sent to us and is the 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 Jesus was faithful to God as Moses was in God's family. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God's house.
3 Jesus has more honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 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 is built by someone, but the builder of everything is God himself. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.
5 Moses was faithful in God's family as a servant, and he told what 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 a Son over God's house. And we are God's house if we keep on being very sure about our great hope. 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 it is as the Holy Spirit says: "Today listen to what he says. 7 So, as the Holy Spirit says: "Today, if you hear his voice,
8 Do not be stubborn as in the past when you turned against God, when you tested God in the desert. 8 do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert,
9 There your ancestors tried me and tested me and saw the things I did for forty years. 9 where your fathers tested and tried me and for forty years saw what I did.
10 I was angry with them. I said, 'They are not loyal to me and have not understood 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 I was angry and made a promise, 'They will never enter my rest.'" 11 So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.' "
12 So brothers and sisters, be careful that none of you has an evil, unbelieving heart that will turn you 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 encourage each other every day while it is "today." Help each other so none of you will become hardened because sin has tricked you. 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 We all share in Christ if we keep till the end the sure faith we had in 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: "Today listen to what he says. Do not be stubborn as in the past when you turned 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 heard God's voice and was against him? It was all those people Moses led out of Egypt. 16 Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt?
17 And with whom was God angry for forty years? He was angry with those who sinned, who died 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 And to whom was God talking when he promised that they would never enter his rest? He was talking to those who did not obey him. 18 And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed ?
19 So we see they were not allowed to enter and have God's rest, because they did not believe. 19 So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.