B. Superior to Moses --
As an Apostle Worthy of More Glory and Honor
1 Therefore, 1holy brothers, 2apartakers of a 3heavenly bcalling, consider the 4cApostle and dHigh Priest of our confession, Jesus,
2 Who was faithful to Him who constituted Him, as also aMoses was in all His bhouse.
3 For He has been counted worthy of more 1aglory than Moses, by as much as He who 2bbuilt the house has more 1honor than 3the house.
4 For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.
5 And aMoses was faithful in all His house as a 1servant, for a 2testimony of the things to be spoken later;
6 But Christ was faithful as a Son over His house, whose 1ahouse we are if indeed we hold fast the boldness and the boast of bhope cfirm to the end.
(The Second Warning --
Do Not Come Short of the Promised Rest
7 1Therefore, even as the Holy aSpirit says, b"Today if you hear His voice,
8 Do not harden your hearts as in the provocation, in the day of trial in the wilderness,
9 Where your fathers atried Me by testing Me and saw My works for forty years.
10 Therefore I was adispleased with this bgeneration, and I said, They always 1go astray in their heart, and they have not known My 2ways;
11 As I swore in My wrath, 1aThey shall not enter into My rest!''
12 Beware, brothers, lest perhaps there be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief in 1falling away from the aliving God.
13 But aexhort one another each day, as long as it is called "today,'' lest any one of you be hardened by the bdeceitfulness of sin.
14 For we have become 1apartners of Christ, if indeed we hold fast the beginning of the assurance bfirm to the end,
15 While it is said, a"Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the provocation.''
16 For who aprovoked Him when they heard? Indeed was it bnot all who came out of Egypt by 1Moses?
17 And with whom was He adispleased for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose carcasses bfell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom did He swear that they should anot enter into His rest, except to the 1bdisobedient?
19 And we see that they were not able to enter in because of unbelief.