Hebrews Chapter 3
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Christ is more worthy then Moses, 7 therefore if we beleeue not in him, we shalbe more worthy punishmēt then hard hearted Israel.
Wherfore holy brethrē, partakers of the heauenly calling, consider the Apostle and high Priest of our profession Christ Iesus,
Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithfull in all his house.2
For this man was counted worthy of more glory then Moses, in as much as he who hath builded the house, hath more honour then the house.
For euery house is builded by some man, but hee that built all things is God.
And Moses verely was faithfull in all his house as a seruant, for a testimonie of those things which were to be spoken after.
But Christ as a Sonne ouer his owne house, whose house are wee, if we hold fast the confidence, and the reioycing of the hope firme vnto the end.
Wherfore as the holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will heare his voyce,7
Harden not your hearts, as in the prouocation, in the day of temptation in the wildernesse:
When your fathers tempted me, prooued me, and saw my works fourty yeeres.
Wherefore I was grieued with that generation, and sayd, They doe alway erre in their hearts, and they haue not knowen my wayes.
So I sware in my wrath: they shall not enter into my rest.11
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an euill heart of vnbeleefe, in departing from the liuing God.
But exhort one another dayly, while it is called To day, least any of you be hardned through the deceitfulnesse of sinne.
For wee are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast vnto the end.
Whilest it is sayd, To day if yee will heare his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the prouocation.
For some when they had heard, did prouoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
But with whom was he grieued fourty yeeres? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wildernesse?
And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that beleeued not?
So we see that they could not enter in, because of vnbeleefe.
Hebrews Chapter 3 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Gr. made, 1.Sam.12.6
11 Gr. if they shall enter.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania