hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
 For every house is builded by some man; but
he that built all things is God.
 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony
of those things which were to be spoken after;
 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house
are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
 Wherefore (as
the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation,
in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my
works forty years.
 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their
heart; and they have not known my ways.
 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living
 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the
deceitfulness of sin.
 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence
stedfast unto the end;
 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in
 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt
 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose
carcases fell in the wilderness?
 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but
to them that believed not?
 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to
come short of it.
 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached
did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
 For we which have believed do
enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the
works were finished from the foundation of the world.
 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh
day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
 And in this place again, If they
shall enter into my rest.
 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom
it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in
David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath
ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest
any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and
sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the
joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
 Neither is there any
creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with
whom we have to do.
 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens,
Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
 For we have not an high priest which cannot
be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without
 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace
to help in time of need.
 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he
may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them
that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
 And by reason hereof he
ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
 And no man taketh this honour unto
himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made
an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
 As he saith
also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
 Who in the days of his
flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was
able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
 Though he were a Son, yet learned he
obedience by the things which he suffered;
 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal
salvation unto all them that obey him;
 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.