The Epistle to the Hebrews
1 – Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly vocation, consider the apostle and high priest of our confession, Jesus:
2 – Who is faithful to him that made him, as was also Moses in all his house.
3 – For this man was counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, by so much as he that hath built the house, hath greater honour than the house.
4 – For every house is built by some man: but he that created all things, is God.
5 – And Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be said:
6 – But Christ as the Son in his own house: which house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and glory of hope unto the end.
7 – Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith: To day if you shall hear his voice,
8 – Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation; in the day of temptation in the desert,
9 – Where your fathers tempted me, proved and saw my works,
10 – Forty years: for which cause I was offended with this generation, and I said: They always err in heart. And they have not known my ways,
11 – As I have sworn in my wrath: If they shall enter into my rest.
12 – Take heed, brethren, lest perhaps there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, to depart from the living God.
13 – But exhort one another every day, whilst it is called to day, that none of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
14 – For we are made partakers of Christ: yet so, if we hold the beginning of his substance firm unto the end.
15 – While it is said, To day if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in that provocation.
16 – For some who heard did provoke: but not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
17 – And with whom was he offended forty years? Was it not with them that sinned, whose carcasses were overthrown in the desert?
18 – And to whom did he swear, that they should not enter into his rest: but to them that were incredulous?
19 – And we see that they could not enter in, because of unbelief.
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