3:1 Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.

3:2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God's house.

3:3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.

3:4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.

3:5 Moses was faithful as a servant in all God's house, testifying to what would be said in the future.

3:6 But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.

3:7 So, as the Holy Spirit says: "Today, if you hear his voice,

3:8 do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert,

3:9 where your fathers tested and tried me and for forty years saw what I did.

3:10 That is why I was angry with that generation, and I said, 'Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.'

3:11 So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.'"

3:12 See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.

3:13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.

3:14 We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.

3:15 As has just been said: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion."

3:16 Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt?

3:17 And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert?

3:18 And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed?

3:19 So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.