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Hebrews 3

Heb. 3:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

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Wherefore
hothen (Greek #3606)
from which place or source or cause (adverb or conjunction)
KJV usage: from thence, (from) whence, where(-by, -fore, -upon).
Pronounce: hoth'-en
Origin: from 3739 with the directive enclitic of source
, holy
hagios (Greek #40)
sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated)
KJV usage: (most) holy (one, thing), saint.
Pronounce: hag'-ee-os
Origin: from ἅγος (an awful thing) (compare 53, 2282)
brethren
adephos (Greek #80)
a brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like 1)
KJV usage: brother.
Pronounce: ad-el-fos'
Origin: from 1 (as a connective particle) and δελφύς (the womb)
, partakers
metochos (Greek #3353)
participant, i.e. (as noun) a sharer; by implication, an associate
KJV usage: fellow, partaker, partner.
Pronounce: met'-okh-os
Origin: from 3348
of the heavenly
epouranios (Greek #2032)
above the sky
KJV usage: celestial, (in) heaven(-ly), high.
Pronounce: ep-oo-ran'-ee-os
Origin: from 1909 and 3772
calling
klesis (Greek #2821)
an invitation (figuratively)
KJV usage: calling.
Pronounce: klay'-sis
Origin: from a shorter form of 2564
, consider
katanoeo (Greek #2657)
to observe fully
KJV usage: behold, consider, discover, perceive.
Pronounce: kat-an-o-eh'-o
Origin: from 2596 and 3539
the Apostle
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
apostolos (Greek #652)
a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ ("apostle") (with miraculous powers)
KJV usage: apostle, messenger, he that is sent.
Pronounce: ap-os'-tol-os
Origin: from 649
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
High Priest
archiereus (Greek #749)
the high-priest (literally, of the Jews, typically, Christ); by extension a chief priest
KJV usage: chief (high) priest, chief of the priests.
Pronounce: ar-khee-er-yuce'
Origin: from 746 and 2409
p of
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
homologia (Greek #3671)
acknowledgment
KJV usage: con- (pro-)fession, professed.
Pronounce: hom-ol-og-ee'-ah
Origin: from the same as 3670
our
hemon (Greek #2257)
of (or from) us
KJV usage: our (company), us, we.
Pronounce: hay-mone'
Origin: genitive case plural of 1473
profession
homologia (Greek #3671)
acknowledgment
KJV usage: con- (pro-)fession, professed.
Pronounce: hom-ol-og-ee'-ah
Origin: from the same as 3670
, Christ
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548
Jesus
Iesous (Greek #2424)
Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites
KJV usage: Jesus.
Pronounce: ee-ay-sooce'
Origin: of Hebrew origin (03091)
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1-6:  Christ is more worthy than Moses;
7-19:  therefore if we believe not in him, we shall be more worthy punishment than hardhearted Israel.
holy.
Col. 1:22• 22in the body of his flesh through death; to present you holy and unblamable and irreproachable before it, (Col. 1:22)
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Col. 3:12• 12Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering; (Col. 3:12)
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1 Thess. 5:27• 27I adjure you by the Lord that the letter be read to all the holy brethren. (1 Thess. 5:27)
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2 Tim. 1:9• 9who has saved us, and has called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages of time, (2 Tim. 1:9)
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1 Peter 2:9• 9But *ye* are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light; (1 Peter 2:9)
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1 Peter 3:5• 5For thus also the holy women who have hoped in God heretofore adorned themselves, being subject to their own husbands; (1 Peter 3:5)
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2 Peter 1:3‑10• 3As his divine power has given to us all things which relate to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us by glory and virtue,
4through which he has given to us the greatest and precious promises, that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
5But for this very reason also, using therewith all diligence, in your faith have also virtue, in virtue knowledge,
6in knowledge temperance, in temperance endurance, in endurance godliness,
7in godliness brotherly love, in brotherly love love:
8for these things existing and abounding in you make you to be neither idle nor unfruitful as regards the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ;
9for he with whom these things are not present is blind, short-sighted, and has forgotten the purging of his former sins.
10Wherefore the rather, brethren, use diligence to make your calling and election sure, for doing these things ye will never fall;
(2 Peter 1:3‑10)
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Rev. 18:20• 20Rejoice over her, heaven, and ye saints and apostles and prophets; for God has judged your judgment upon her. (Rev. 18:20)
partakers.
Heb. 3:14• 14For we are become companions of the Christ if indeed we hold the beginning of the assurance firm to the end; (Heb. 3:14)
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Rom. 11:17• 17Now if some of the branches have been broken out, and *thou*, being a wild olive tree, hast been grafted in amongst them, and hast become a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree, (Rom. 11:17)
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Rom. 15:27• 27They have been well pleased indeed, and they are their debtors; for if the nations have participated in their spiritual things, they ought also in fleshly to minister to them. (Rom. 15:27)
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1 Cor. 9:23• 23And I do all things for the sake of the glad tidings, that I may be fellow-partaker with them. (1 Cor. 9:23)
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1 Cor. 10:17• 17Because we, being many, are one loaf, one body; for we all partake of that one loaf. (1 Cor. 10:17)
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2 Cor. 1:7• 7(and our hope for you is sure;) or whether we are encouraged, it is for your encouragement and salvation: knowing that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so also of the encouragement. (2 Cor. 1:7)
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Eph. 3:6• 6that they who are of the nations should be joint heirs, and a joint body, and joint partakers of his promise in Christ Jesus by the glad tidings; (Eph. 3:6)
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Col. 1:12• 12giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for sharing the portion of the saints in light, (Col. 1:12)
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1 Tim. 6:2• 2And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren; but let them the rather serve them with subjection, because they are faithful and beloved, who profit by the good and ready service rendered. These things teach and exhort. (1 Tim. 6:2)
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1 Peter 5:1• 1The elders which are among you I exhort, who am their fellow-elder and witness of the sufferings of the Christ, who also am partaker of the glory about to be revealed: (1 Peter 5:1)
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2 Peter 1:4• 4through which he has given to us the greatest and precious promises, that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Peter 1:4)
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1 John 1:3• 3that which we have seen and heard we report to you, that *ye* also may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is indeed with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:3)
the heavenly.
Rom. 1:6‑7• 6among whom are *ye* also the called of Jesus Christ:
7to all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Rom. 1:6‑7)
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Rom. 8:28‑30• 28But we *do* know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to purpose.
29Because whom he has foreknown, he has also predestinated to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he should be the firstborn among many brethren.
30But whom he has predestinated, these also he has called; and whom he has called, these also he has justified; but whom he has justified, these also he has glorified.
(Rom. 8:28‑30)
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Rom. 9:24• 24us, whom he has also called, not only from amongst the Jews, but also from amongst the nations? (Rom. 9:24)
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1 Cor. 1:2• 2to the assembly of God which is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called saints, with all that in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both theirs and ours: (1 Cor. 1:2)
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Eph. 4:1,4• 1*I*, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you therefore to walk worthy of the calling wherewith ye have been called,
4There is one body and one Spirit, as ye have been also called in one hope of your calling;
(Eph. 4:1,4)
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Phil. 3:14• 14I pursue, looking towards the goal, for the prize of the calling on high of God in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 3:14)
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1 Thess. 2:12• 12that ye should walk worthy of God, who calls you to his own kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12)
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2 Thess. 1:11• 11To which end we also pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of the calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness and the work of faith with power, (2 Thess. 1:11)
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2 Thess. 2:14• 14whereto he has called you by our glad tidings, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thess. 2:14)
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1 Tim. 6:12• 12Strive earnestly in the good conflict of faith. Lay hold of eternal life, to which thou hast been called, and hast confessed the good confession before many witnesses. (1 Tim. 6:12)
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2 Tim. 1:9• 9who has saved us, and has called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages of time, (2 Tim. 1:9)
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1 Peter 5:10• 10But the God of all grace who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, when ye have suffered for a little while, himself shall make perfect, stablish, strengthen, ground: (1 Peter 5:10)
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2 Peter 1:10• 10Wherefore the rather, brethren, use diligence to make your calling and election sure, for doing these things ye will never fall; (2 Peter 1:10)
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Jude 1• 1Jude, bondman of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to the called ones beloved in God the Father and preserved in Jesus Christ: (Jude 1)
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Rev. 17:14• 14These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them; for he is Lord of lords and King of kings: and they that are with him called, and chosen, and faithful. (Rev. 17:14)
consider.
the apostle.
and.
Heb. 2:17• 17Wherefore it behoved him in all things to be made like to his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things relating to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people; (Heb. 2:17)
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Heb. 4:14‑15• 14Having therefore a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast the confession.
15For we have not a high priest not able to sympathise with our infirmities, but tempted in all things in like manner, sin apart.
(Heb. 4:14‑15)
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Heb. 5:1‑10• 1For every high priest taken from amongst men is established for men in things relating to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;
2being able to exercise forbearance towards the ignorant and erring, since he himself also is clothed with infirmity;
3and, on account of this infirmity, he ought, even as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
4And no one takes the honour to himself but as called by God, even as Aaron also.
5Thus the Christ also has not glorified himself to be made a high priest; but he who had said to him, *Thou* art my Son, *I* have to-day begotten thee.
6Even as also in another place he says, *Thou* art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedec.
7Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up both supplications and entreaties to him who was able to save him out of death, with strong crying and tears; (and having been heard because of his piety;)
8though he were Son, he learned obedience from the things which he suffered;
9and having been perfected, became to all them that obey him, author of eternal salvation;
10addressed by God as high priest according to the order of Melchisedec.
(Heb. 5:1‑10)
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Heb. 6:20• 20where Jesus is entered as forerunner for us, become for ever a high priest according to the order of Melchisedec. (Heb. 6:20)
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Heb. 7:26• 26For such a high priest became us, holy, harmless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and become higher than the heavens: (Heb. 7:26)
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Heb. 8:1‑3• 1Now a summary of the things of which we are speaking is, We have such a one high priest who has sat down on the right hand of the throne of the greatness in the heavens;
2minister of the holy places and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord has pitched, and not man.
3For every high priest is constituted for the offering both of gifts and sacrifices; whence it is needful that this one also should have something which he may offer.
(Heb. 8:1‑3)
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Heb. 9:11• 11But Christ being come high priest of the good things to come, by the better and more perfect tabernacle not made with hand, (Heb. 9:11)
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Heb. 10:21• 21and having a great priest over the house of God, (Heb. 10:21)
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Psa. 110:4• 4Jehovah hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art priest for ever after the order of Melchisedek. (Psa. 110:4)
 How out of place would have been the introduction of his own apostolate! The Son of God, the Christ, had deigned to be the Apostle of our confession (ch. 3:1). (Hebrews 1:1-2 by W. Kelly)
 Since the Jews, as such, were accustomed to be called "brethren" after the flesh, there was the more propriety in designating Christian Jews "holy brethren," however truly it applied to any Christian. (Hebrews 3:1-6 by W. Kelly)
 "partakers of a heavenly calling." Such indeed they were. They entered the new privilege not by a tie of birth, but by call of God (Hebrews 3:1-6 by W. Kelly)
 he is exercising the function of a teacher, rather than of an apostle, however truly he was this. He is unfolding the treasures of the O. T. in the light of Christ, of His blood and presence in heaven most particularly. (Hebrews 3:1-6 by W. Kelly)
 Here the sacred writer places himself among the believing Jews, saying “our”; and, instead of speaking of himself as an apostle, he points out Jesus as the Apostle. (Hebrews 3 by J.N. Darby)
 {v.1-6} In the opening verses of this chapter the House of God is introduced to show the sphere in which His priesthood is exercised. (The High Priest of Our Profession by H. Smith)
 As Jews they had been accustomed to being called “brethren” and were partakers of the earthly calling. As Christians they are “holy brethren” and, in common with all other Christians, are the subjects of the “calling on high of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14). (The High Priest of Our Profession by H. Smith)
 The true end of all ministry is not simply to occupy hearers with the truth ministered, but to bring them into touch with the end of all ministry-to leave them “considering” Jesus. (The High Priest of Our Profession by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

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Wherefore, holy brethren, partakersc of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus,

JND Translation Notes

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Here metochos, who have been made, called to be, partakers of it. They had been koinonoi of Israel's rights. See ch. 2.14.

W. Kelly Translation

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Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus1,

WK Translation Notes

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Jesus ^: "Christ" of the Authorized Version, following Text. Rec. disappears [in the RV] rightly. (Bible Treasury 14:45)