(Tap footnote number to read it; tap up arrow (↑) to scroll back up to verse. Old Testament quotations/allusions are underlined.)
Carefully consider Jesus
- Therefore holy brothers – partakers of the heavenly calling – carefully consider the apostle and high priest of our confession: Jesus.
- who’s being faithful to the One who appointed Him, just as Moses also was in his whole house.
- For He has been deemed worthy of greater glory than Moses, for the One who built the house has much greater honor than the house itself.
- For every house is built by someone, but the One who built all things is God.
- And Moses was indeed faithful as a willing servant in his whole house for a testimony of the things which would be spoken.
- But the Anointed is faithful as a Son over His house – whose house we are if we hold fast to our confidence and the boast of our hope, [firm until the end].
- Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says: “If you heard His voice today,
- “you shouldn’t harden your hearts in provocation as in the day of testing in the wilderness,
- “where your fathers tested Me in a test, even though they saw My works for forty years.
- “Therefore, I was grievously angry with that generation and I said: “They always go astray in their hearts, and they didn’t know My ways”.
- “So I swore in My wrath: “They will not enter into My rest”.”(1)quotation/allusion to Psalm 95:7-11
The danger of unbelief
- Watch out brothers, lest at some time there will be an evil heart of unbelief in any of you to depart from the living God.
- But encourage one another, each and every day, as long as that day is called today, so any of you won’t be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
- For we have become partakers in the Anointed, if we hold fast from the beginning of our assurance, firm until the end.
- As it’s said: “If you hear His voice today, you shouldn’t harden your hearts as in provocation.”(2)quotation/allusion to Psalm 95:7-8
- For who provoked God after hearing? Wasn’t it all the men who came out of Egypt through Moses?
- And who was He grievously angry at for forty years, if not the men who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness?
- And who did He swear wasn’t to enter into His rest, if not the men who disobeyed?
- And we see that they weren’t able to enter because of unbelief.
Next: Hebrews chapter 4
Previous: Hebrews chapter 2
Up: BOS Bible Index
Note: If you think a word, phrase, or passage could be better translated - or is wrong - then Please Say Something. This is an open source Bible that's accountable to all Christians. See this link for details.
Legal Use: Please feel free to quote the BOS Bible, but follow the guidelines on the Legal Use page when doing so. They are easy and mostly common sense.