Christ Superior to Moses
3 1 Therefore , holy brethren , partakers of a heavenly calling , consider Jesus , the Apostle and High Priest of our confession ; 2 He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house . 3 For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses , by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house . 4 For every house is built by someone , but the builder of all things is God . 5 Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant , for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later; 6 but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house - whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end .
A Rest for the People of God
7 Therefore , just as the Holy Spirit says , " TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE , 8 DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME, AS IN THE DAY OF TRIAL IN THE WILDERNESS , 9 WHERE YOUR FATHERS TRIED Me BY TESTING Me, AND SAW MY WORKS FOR FORTY YEARS . 10 " THEREFORE I WAS ANGRY WITH THIS GENERATION , AND SAID , 'THEY ALWAYS GO ASTRAY IN THEIR HEART , AND THEY DID NOT KNOW MY WAYS '; 11 AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH , 'THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST .' " 12 Take care , brethren , that there not be in any one of you an evil , unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God . 13 But encourage one another day after day , as long as it is still called "Today ," so e that none e of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin . 14 For we have become partakers of Christ , if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end , 15 while it is said , " TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE , DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS , AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME." 16 For who provoked Him when they had heard ? Indeed , did not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses ? 17 And with whom was He angry for forty years ? Was it not with those who sinned , whose bodies fell in the wilderness ? 18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest , but to those who were disobedient ? 19 So we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief .