do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the desert,
where your fathers tested Me, tried [ Me], and saw My works
for 40 years. Therefore I was provoked with this generation and said, "They always go astray in their hearts, and they have not known My ways."
So I swore in My anger, "They will not enter My rest."
Watch out, brothers, so that there won't be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that departs from the living God.
But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin's deception.
For we have become companions of the Messiah if we hold firmly until the end the reality that we had at the start.
As it is said: Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.
For who heard and rebelled? Wasn't it really all who came out of Egypt under Moses?
And with whom was He "provoked for 40 years"? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert?
And to whom did He "swear that they would not enter His rest," if not those who disobeyed?
So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.