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Hebrews 3:8-11 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

    don’t be stubborn as you were in the past,
when you turned against God.
    That was the day you tested God in the desert.
For 40 years in the desert, your people saw what I did.
    But they tested me and my patience.
10 So I was angry with them.
    I said, ‘Their thoughts are always wrong.
    They have never understood my ways.’
11 So I was angry and made a promise:
    ‘They will never enter my place of rest.’”

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Hebrews 3:8-11 New International Version (NIV)

    do not harden your hearts
as you did in the rebellion,
    during the time of testing in the wilderness,
where your ancestors tested and tried me,
    though for forty years they saw what I did.
10 That is why I was angry with that generation;
    I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray,
    and they have not known my ways.’
11 So I declared on oath in my anger,
    ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ [a]


  1. Hebrews 3:11 Psalm 95:7-11
New International Version (NIV)

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Hebrews 3:8-11 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Do not harden your hearts as [your fathers did] in the rebellion [of Israel at [a]Meribah],
On the day of testing in the wilderness,

Where your fathers tried Me by testing [My forbearance and tolerance],
And saw My works for forty years
[And found I stood their test].
Therefore I was angered with this generation,
And I said, ‘They always go astray in their heart,
And they did not know My ways [nor become progressively better and more intimately acquainted with them]’;
So I swore [an oath] in My wrath,
They shall not enter My rest [the promised land].’”


  1. Hebrews 3:8 See Ex 17:1-7.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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