Hebrews 3:8

“Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Harden not your hearts, as in the prouocation, in the day of temptation in the wildernesse:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME, AS IN THE DAY OF TRIAL IN THE WILDERNESS,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, Like as in the day of the trial in the wilderness,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be not hard of heart, as when you made me angry, on the day of testing in the waste land,
- Basic English Bible

harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness;
- Darby Bible

Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
- Webster's Bible

do not harden your hearts as your forefathers did in the time of the provocation on the day of the temptation in the Desert,
- Weymouth Bible

don't harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, like as in the day of the trial in the wilderness,
- World English Bible

as in wraththing, lijk the dai of temptacioun in desert;
- Wycliffe Bible

ye may not harden your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of the temptation in the wilderness,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 3:8


3:8 As in the provocation - When Israel provoked me by their strife and murmurings. In the day of temptation - When at the same time they tempted me, by distrusting my power and goodness. #Exod 17:7|.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 3:8


Heb 3:8 Harden not your hearts. To harden the heart is to reach such a state that God's voice makes no impression. As in the provocation. The Hebrew of the Psalm says "Like Meribah". The meaning is "Harden not your hearts as our fathers did at Meribah". See the account in Ex 17:1-7. See also Nu 27:14, where Kadesh Meribah is named. Both may be referred to. In the day of temptation in the wilderness. Day of trial.

Discussion for Hebrews 3:8

  • William for verse 8
    Harden not your hearts,as in the provocation, in the day of temptation of the wilderness.
  • Throughout the bibical history we find that the hearts of men continue to be rebellious,so much in the time of Moses, that he was forced to strike the rock and uttered unkind words. This caused him to see the promised land,but could not put his feet on it. Exodus chap.28 also tells us that the rebllious people at the time caused Moses to ask God to send them another leader.The harts of men were hardened during the time of the Judges,the Kings,the Priests,the Prophets,the time of Jesus and the Apostles.It is not different today.With every dispensation the problem stems from the heart of man. Today the message is even much more needed as we can see that this dispensation is coming close to an end.The heart is not the literal (fleshy) heart,but it is the mind;the center of intellegence and reasoning.This is why the Apostle reminded us to have the mind of Christ.
    The following Scripture texts will confirm my comments: Job 23;13,Isa.26:3, Luke 10:27, Roms,1:28,&8:7, 1st.Corh.2:16, 2nd Corth. 13:11,&2nd Tim.1:7.
    Please study.
  • Deborah for verse 8
    So many of us harden our hearts toward each other, maybe a friend or family member said or did something to us and we stay mad for years and sometimes we forget why we are mad . We need to be more like the Lord, forgive like he forgave us .What if the Lord didnít forgive us, where would we be? HELL for real.

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