Christ is the Apostle and High Priest of our profession—Jesus, being the Son, is more than a servant—Now is the time and the day of our salvation.
1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, aconsider the bApostle and cHigh Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a aservant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
6 But Christ as a son over his own ahouse; whose bhouse are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
7 Wherefore (as the aHoly Ghost saith, bTo day if ye will hear his voice,
8 aHarden not your hearts, as in the bprovocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, aproved me, and saw my works forty years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that ageneration, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not aenter into my brest.)
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil aheart of bunbelief, in cdeparting from the living God.
13 But aexhort one another daily, while it is called bTo day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence asteadfast unto the end;
15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, aharden not your hearts, as in the bprovocation.
16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose acarcases fell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
19 So we see that they could not enter in because of aunbelief.