1 Unde, fratres sancti, vocationis caelestis participes, considerate apostolum et pontificem confessionis nostrae Iesum,
2 qui fidelis est ei, qui fecit illum, sicut et Moyses in tota domo illius.
3 Amplioris enim gloriae iste prae Moyse dignus est habitus, quanto ampliorem honorem habet quam domus, qui fabricavit illam.
4 Omnis namque domus fabricatur ab aliquo; qui autem omnia fabricavit, Deus est.
5 Et Moyses quidem fidelis erat in tota domo eius tamquam famulus in testimonium eorum, quae dicenda erant,
6 Christus vero tamquam Filius super domum illius; cuius domus sumus nos, si fiduciam et gloriationem spei retineamus.
7 Quapropter, sicut dicit Spiritus Sanctus: "Hodie, si vocem eius audieritis,
8 nolite obdurare corda vestra sicut in exacerbatione, secundum diem tentationis in deserto,
9 ubi tentaverunt me patres vestri in probatione et viderunt opera mea
10 quadraginta annos. Propter quod infensus fui generationi huic et dixi: Semper errant corde. Ipsi autem non cognoverunt vias meas;
11 sicut icut iuravi in ira mea: Non introibunt in requiem meam".
12 Videte, fratres, ne forte sit in aliquo vestrum cor malum incredulitatis discedendi a Deo vivo,
13 sed adhortamini vosmetipsos per singulos dies, donec illud "hodie" vocatur, ut non obduretur quis ex vobis fallacia peccati;
14 participes enim Christi effecti sumus, si tamen initium substantiae usque ad finem firmum retineamus,
15 dum dicitur: "Hodie, si vocem eius audieritis, nolite obdurare corda vestra quemadmodum in illa exacerbatione".
16 Qui sunt enim qui audientes exacerbaverunt? Nonne universi, qui profecti sunt ab Aegypto per Moysen?
17 Quibus autem infensus fuit quadraginta annos? Nonne illis, qui peccaverunt, quorum membra ceciderunt in deserto?
18 Quibus autem iuravit non introire in requiem ipsius, nisi illis, qui increduli fuerunt?
19 Et videmus quia non potuerunt introire propter incredulitatem.
King James Version
1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
6 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.
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.