Hebrews 3

1So all of you should think about Jesus. God sent Jesus to us, and he is the high priest of our faith. I tell you to think about him, my brothers and sisters, because God chose you to be his holy people. 2God sent Jesus to us and made him our high priest. And Jesus was faithful to God like Moses was. He did everything God wanted him to do in God’s house ˻(family)˼. 3When a man builds a house, people will honor the man more than the house. It is the same with Jesus. Jesus should have more honor than Moses. 4Every house is built by someone, but God built everything. 5Moses was faithful as a servant in God’s whole house. He told people what God would say in the future. 6But Christ is faithful in ruling God’s house as the Son. And we are God’s house if we remain confident of the great hope we are glad to say we have. 7So it is like the Holy Spirit says: “If you hear God’s voice today, 8don’t be stubborn like in the past, when you were against God. That was the day you tested God in the desert. 9For 40 years in the desert your people saw the things I did. But they tested me and my patience. 10So I was angry with those people. I said, 'Those people’s thoughts are always wrong. Those people have never understood my ways.’ 11So I was angry and made a promise: 'Those people will never enter and have my rest.’” 12So, brothers and sisters, be careful that none of you is sinful, and refuses to believe, and stops following the living God. 13But encourage each other every day. Do this while it is “today.” Help each other so that none of you will become hardened because of sin and the way sin fools people. 14We all share together with Christ. This is true if we continue until the end to have the sure faith we had in the beginning. 15This is what that Scripture said: “If you hear God’s voice today, don’t be stubborn like in the past when you were against God.” 16Who were those people who heard God’s voice and were against him? It was all those people that Moses led out of Egypt. 17And who was God angry with for 40 years? God was angry with those people who sinned. Those people died in the desert. 18And what people was God talking to when he promised that they would never enter and have his rest? God was talking about those people who did not obey him. 19So we see that those people were not allowed to enter and have God’s rest. Why? Because they did not believe.

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