Hebrews 3:14

14 We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end.

Hebrews 3:14 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
English Standard Version (ESV)
14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
New Living Translation (NLT)
14 For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.
The Message Bible (MSG)
14 If we can only keep our grip on the sure thing we started out with, we're in this with Christ for the long haul.
American Standard Version (ASV)
14 for we are become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end:
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
14 After all, we will remain Christ's partners only if we continue to hold on to our original confidence until the end.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
14 For we have become companions of the Messiah if we hold firmly until the end the reality that we had at the start.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
14 We belong to Christ if we hold firmly to the faith we had at first. But we must hold to it until the end.

Hebrews 3:14 Meaning and Commentary

Hebrews 3:14

For we are made partakers of Christ
Being loved by him, given to him, and chosen in him before the foundation of the world; and so participate of all spiritual blessings in him; for this respects something past, and may be rendered, "we have been made". The phrase is expressive of union to Christ, which is not by faith on man's part, and by the Spirit on Christ's part, but by his everlasting love, taking his people into an oneness with himself; thereby becoming their head, surety, and representative, which is the ground and foundation of all the blessings of grace being imparted to them: hence arises communion; as this is a conjugal union, there is communion of names, of persons, of goods, of honour and dignity, and of everlasting glory; as it is a federal or representative union, hence a non-imputation of sin, justification, and freedom from condemnation; and as it is an union of head and members; hence a communication of life, and the security of it, and of all grace and strength; hence holiness, fruitfulness, and perseverance, and everlasting happiness both of soul and body:

if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the
by "confidence" is meant faith, which is an hypostasis, or subsistence, which is the word here used; and is so called, because it gives a kind of subsistence, substance, or being, to things it is concerned with, ( Hebrews 11:1 ) and because it is a great support to believers, under their various exercises; and is that by which they have an open, spiritual, and comfortable subsistence, and abiding in Christ: the "beginning" of it, which is to be held fast, is either Christ himself, who is the (arch) , "the beginning", the author, and finisher of faith; and so this shows from whom, and in what way, this grace is distributed; and is expressive of communion with Christ, and is an evidence of the participation of him: or else the Gospel, which is the means of implanting faith, and directs to that which is the ground and foundation of it; and this is to be held fast, and never to be departed from: or else the grace of faith itself, which is a grace but begun, not yet finished, but shall continue, and is to be held fast, and constantly exercised; and perseverance in believing on Christ is an evidence of union to him.

Hebrews 3:14 In-Context

12 See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.
13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
14 We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end.
15 As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.”
16 Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt?

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