B C F 3:16-. The Apostle and High Priest. G 3:-6-19. Warning. F 4:1-13. The Rest-giver.
F e 1. Christ. f 2. His faithfulness. g 3. Greater than Moses. g 4. Reason. f 5. Moses' faithfulness. e 6-. The Son.
1 Wherefore, holy brethren (i.e. of one another), partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle (only applied here to the Lord) and High Priest of our profession, Christ (Gr. Christos, from chrio, to anoint, corresponds with Heb. Messiah) Jesus;
2 Who was faithful to Him that appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house.
3 For He was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who has built the house has more honor than the house.
4 For every house is built by some one; but He that built all things is God.
5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant (Ex. 14:31), for a testimony of those things which were about to be spoken;
6 But Christ as Son over His house;
G h n -6. Condition of belonging to the Lord's house. i 7,8. "Harden not". k 9. Provocation. l 10. God grieved. m 11. God's oath. n 12,13. Unbelief. h 14. Condition of being a partaker of Christ. i 15. "Harden not". k 16. Provocation. l 17. God grieved. m 18. God's oath. n 19. Unbelief.
whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Spirit says, "Today if you should hear His voice,
8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness: (Quoted from Ps. 95:8)
9 When your fathers tempted Me, proved (testing) Me, and saw My works forty years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation (Quoted from Ps. 95:10), and said, They do always err in their heart; and they knew not My ways.
11 So I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter into My rest.")
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.v(See Acts 15:15. Cp. Deut.:26.)
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; in order that not any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
14 For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end;
15 While it is said, "Today if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation."
16 For some, they having 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 sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom swore He that they should not enter into His rest, if not to them that disbelieved (or disobeyed)?
19 And we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.