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.
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in [their] heart; and they have not known my ways.
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
1 Thessalonians 5:3
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
1 Thessalonians 5:2
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
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 the provocation.
Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
And in this [place] again, If they shall enter into my rest.
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.
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 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].
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.
So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
But with whom was he grieved forty years? [was it] not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for [him], and in an hour that he is not aware of,
And shall begin to smite [his] fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.
Son of man, behold, [they of] the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth [is] for many days [to come], and he prophesieth of the times [that are] far off.
Son of man, what [is] that proverb [that] ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?
Which say, [It is] not near; let us build houses: this [city is] the caldron, and we [be] the flesh.
Then said he unto me, Son of man, these [are] the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:
Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
And shall cut him asunder, and appoint [him] his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish.
They that [were] foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
But the wise answered, saying, [Not so]; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
Thou shalt not delay [to offer] the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.