1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of [the] heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus,

References for Hebrews 3:1

    • a 3:1 - Here metochos, who have been made, called to be, partakers of it. They had been koinonoi of Israel's rights. See ch. 2.14.
      2 who is faithful to him that has constituted him, as Moses also in all his house.

      References for Hebrews 3:2

        • b 3:2 - See Num. 12.7.
          3 For *he* has been counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, by how much he that has built it has more honour than the house.
          4 For every house is built by some one; but he who has built all things [is] God.
          5 And Moses indeed [was] faithful in all his house, as a ministering servant, for a testimony of the things to be spoken after;
          6 but Christ, as Son over his house, whose house are *we*, if indeed we hold fast the boldness and the boast of hope firm to the end.

          References for Hebrews 3:6

            • c 3:6 - That is, God's house, in which Moses was faithful as a ministering servant. The contrast is with 'Moses as a servant in,' and 'Christ as a Son over.' The Father is not brought in as such at all, but the Son is over the house as Son. The connection with its being God's house is evident, because he (Christ) has built the house, ver. 3, and he who built all things is God; but he is over it as Son.
              7 Wherefore, even as says the Holy Spirit, To-day if ye will hear his voice,

              References for Hebrews 3:7

                • d 3:7 - See Ps. 95.7-11.
                  8 harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness;
                  9 where your fathers tempted [me], by proving [me], and saw my works forty years.
                  10 Wherefore I was wroth with this generation, and said, They always err in heart; and *they* have not known my ways;
                  11 so I swore in my wrath, If they shall enter into my rest.

                  References for Hebrews 3:11

                    • e 3:11 - A Hebraism involving a strong negative. Compare Num. 14.23; Mark 8.12.
                      12 See, brethren, lest there be in any one of you a wicked heart of unbelief, in turning away from [the] living God.
                      13 But encourage yourselves each day, as long as it is called To-day, that none of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
                      14 For we are become companions of the Christ if indeed we hold the beginning of the assurance firm to the end;

                      References for Hebrews 3:14

                        • f 3:14 - Metochos, as ch. 1.9 (quoting Ps. 45.7), to which it alludes. It is not 'partakers of Christ.'
                          15 in that it is said, To-day if ye will hear his voice, do not harden your hearts, as in the provocation;

                          References for Hebrews 3:15

                            • g 3:15 - I have no doubt, in spite of objections, that 16-19 is a parenthesis.
                              16 (for who was it, who, having heard, provoked? but [was it] not all who came out of Egypt by Moses?

                              References for Hebrews 3:16

                                • h 3:16 - Or 'was it not indeed.'
                                  17 And with whom was he wroth forty years? [Was it] not with those who had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?

                                  References for Hebrews 3:17

                                    • i 3:17 - Lit. 'limbs:' often used for a carcase. Some suppose the idea of the body falling to pieces.
                                      18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to those who had not hearkened to the word?
                                      19 And we see that they could not enter in on account of unbelief;)