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FROM henceforth, O my holy brethren, called by a call from heaven, look to this Apostle and High Priest of our faith, Jesus Christ,
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Who was faithful to him who appointed him, as also Moses was faithful to all his house.
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The glory of Jesus is much greater than that of Moses, just as the honor of the builder of the house is greater than the house itself.
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For every house is built by some man;
but he who builds all things is God.
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And Moses as a servant was faithful to all his house, and was a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
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But Christ as a son over his own house, whose house we are, if to the end we hold fast with confidence to the glory of his hope.
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Therefore, as the Holy Spirit said, Today if you will hear his voice,
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Harden not your hearts to provoke him, as the murmurers did in the day of temptation in the wilderness.
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Your fathers tempted me even though they examined and saw my works forty years;
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Therefore I was not pleased with that generation, and said, These are a people whose hearts have been misled and they have not known my ways.
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So I swore in my anger, They shall not enter into my rest.
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Take heed therefore, my brethren, lest perhaps there is a man among you who has an evil heart and is not a believer, and you will be cut off from the living God.
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But search your hearts daily, until the day which is called The day, to the end that no man among you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
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For we are made partakers of Christ, if from the beginning to the very end we hold steadfast to this true covenant,
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As it is said, Today, if you hear even the echoes of his voice, do not harden your hearts to anger him.
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Who are those who have heard and provoked him?
Were they not those who came out of Egypt under Moses, although not all of them?
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But with whom was he displeased for forty years?
Was it not especially with those who had sinned and whose bones lay in the wilderness?
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And against whom did he swear that they should not enter into his rest, except against those who did not listen?
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So we see that they could not enter in because they did not believe.