Hebrews 3:8
Good News Translation
do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were when they rebelled against God, as they were that day in the desert when they put him to the test.

New Revised Standard Version
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, as on the day of testing in the wilderness,

Contemporary English Version
don't be stubborn! Don't rebel like those people who were tested in the desert. *

New American Bible
‘Harden not your hearts as at the rebellion in the day of testing in the desert,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the desert,

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Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the desert,


Hebrews 3:12,13 Take heed, brethren, lest perhaps there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, to depart from the living God. . . .

Exodus 8:15 And Pharao seeing that rest was given, hardened his own heart, and did not hear them, as the Lord had commanded.

1 Samuel 6:6 Why do you harden your hearts, as Egypt and Pharao hardened their hearts? did not he, after he was struck, then let them go, and they departed?

2 Kings 17:14 And they hearkened not, but hardened their necks like to the neck of their fathers, who would not obey the Lord, their God.

2 Chronicles 30:8 Harden not your necks, as your fathers did: yield yourselves to the Lord, and come to his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified forever: serve the Lord the God of your fathers, and the wrath of his indignation shall be turned away from you.

2 Chronicles 36:13 He also revolted from king Nabuchodonosor, who had made him swear by God: and he hardened his neck and his heart, from returning to the Lord the God of Israel.

Nehemiah 9:16 But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks and hearkened not to thy commandments.

Job 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath resisted him, and hath had peace?

Proverbs 28:14 Blessed is the man that is always fearful: but he that is hardened in mind shall fall into evil.

Proverbs 29:1 The man that with a stiff neck despiseth him that reproveth him, shall suddenly be destroyed: and health shall not follow him.

Jeremiah 7:26 And they have not hearkened to me: nor inclined their ear: but have hardened their neck, and have done worse than their fathers.

Ezekiel 3:7-9 But the house of Israel will not hearken to thee: because they will not hearken to me: for all the house of Israel are of a hard forehead and an obstinate heart. . . .

Daniel 5:20 But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit hardened unto pride, he was put down from the throne of his kingdom, and his glory was taken away.

Zechariah 7:11,12 But they would not hearken, and they turned away the shoulder to depart: and they stopped their ears, not to hear. . . .

Matthew 13:15 For the heart of this people is grown gross, and with their ears they have been dull of hearing, and their eyes they have shut: lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

Acts 19:9 But when some were hardened and believed not, speaking evil of the way of the Lord before the multitude, departing from them, he separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

Romans 2:5,6 But according to thy hardness and impenitent heart, thou treasurest up to thyself wrath, against the day of wrath and revelation of the just judgment of God: . . .


Numbers 14:11,22,23 And the Lord said to Moses: How long will this people detract me? how long will they not believe me for all the signs that I have wrought before them? . . .

Deuteronomy 9:22-24 At the burning also, and at the place of temptation, and at the graves of lust you provoked the Lord: . . .

Psalm 78:56 Yet they tempted, and provoked the most high God: and they kept not his testimonies.


Exodus 17:7 And he called the name of that place Temptation, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and for that they tempted the Lord, saying: Is the Lord amongst us or not?

Deuteronomy 6:16 Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God, as thou temptedst him in the place of temptation.

Psalm 78:18 And they tempted God in their hearts, by asking meat for their desires.

Psalm 106:14 And they coveted their desire in the desert: and they tempted God in the place without water.

1 Corinthians 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them tempted and perished by the serpent.

Do Not Harden Your Hearts
7Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith: To-day if you shall hear his voice, 8Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the desert, 9Where your fathers tempted me, proved and saw my works,…
Cross References
Psalm 95:8
To day if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts:

Acts 7:36
He brought them out, doing wonders and signs in the land of Egypt and in the Red Sea and in the desert, forty years.

Hebrews 3:7
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