faithful He was to Him Who appointed Him , as Moses was also faithful in the whole house .
Yet Jesus has been considered worthy of much greater honor and glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house has more honor than the house .
For every house is built and furnished by someone, but the Builder of all things and the Furnisher is God.
And Moses certainly was faithful in the administration of all God's house as a ministering servant. a testimony to the things which were to be spoken .
But Christ (the Messiah) was faithful over His house as a Son . And it is we who are of this house, if we hold fast and firm to the end our joyful and exultant confidence and sense of triumph in our hope .
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion and their provocation andAlexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon of the Greek New Testament.embitterment in the day of testing in the wilderness,
Where your fathers tried and tested and Charles B. Williams, The New Testament: A Translation in the Language of the People.found I stood their test, and they saw My works for forty years.
And so I was provoked (displeased and sorely grieved) with that generation, and said, They always err and are led astray in their hearts, and they have not perceived or recognized My ways and become progressively better and more experimentally and intimately acquainted with them.
Accordingly, I swore in My wrath and indignation, They shall not enter into My rest.
brethren, take care, lest there be in any one of you a wicked, unbelieving heart , leading you to turn away and desert or stand aloof from the living God.
But instead warn (admonish, urge, and encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called Today, that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin .
For we Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.have become fellows with Christ (the Messiah) and share in all He has for us, if only we hold our first newborn confidence and original assured expectation firm and unshaken to the end.
Then while it is called Today, if you would hear His voice and when you hear it, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion .
For who were they who heard and yet were rebellious and provoked ? Was it not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses?
And with whom was He irritated and provoked and grieved for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.dismembered bodies were strewn and left in the desert?
And to whom did He swear that they should not enter His rest, but to those who disobeyed ?
So we see that they were not able to enter , because of their unwillingness to adhere to and trust in and rely on God .
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