THE EPISTLE OF THE
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Hebrews 3 ©
1 The apostle goes forward unto the offices of Christ, especially His prophetical and priestly office, between both speaking also of His kingly office, and begins from His prophetical office, teaching that they must be obedient unto His Word. 2 Compares Christ with Moses, and declares that He is so much greater than Moses as the builder of an house is greater than the house. 5 And as the son of the house is greater than the servant. 7 Strengthens his exhortation with a similar exhortation of David to the Israelites out of the 95th Psalm. 12 And warns the Hebrews that they do not also harden their hearts. 14 But continue steadfast in the faith. 15 Interprets the recited place of the Psalm, and applies it to the Hebrews. 17 And warns them not to follow the example of their disobedience, if they would not be partakers of the same punishment.
WHEREFORE,1 holy brethren, 2partakers of the heavenly calling, 3consider the 4Apostle and 5High Priesta of 6our profession, Christ Jesus;
Who was faithful to him 7that appointed him, asb also Moses was faithful in all 8his house.
For 9this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath 10builded the house hath more honour 11than the house.
For every house is builded by some man; butc12he that built all things is 13God.
And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, 14ford a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
But Christ 15as a son over his own house; whosee16house are we, iff we hold fast 17the confidence and 18the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
Wherefore (as 19the Holy Ghost saith, To dayg if ye 20will hear 21his voice,
22Harden not your hearts, ash23in the provocation,i24in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
When your fathers 25tempted me, 26proved me, and saw my works forty years.
Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway 27err in their heart; and they have 28not known 29my ways.
Soj I sware in my wrath, 30They shall not enter 31into my rest.)
Take heed, 32brethren, lest there be in any of you an 33evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
But exhort 34one another daily, 35while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
For we are made partakers of 36Christ, if we hold the beginning of 37our confidence stedfast unto the end;
38While it is said, To dayk if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.l
For some, when they had heard, did provoke: 39howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them 40that had sinned, whosem41carcases fell in the wilderness?
Andn to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
So we see that they could not enter in 42because of unbelief.