Heb. 3:14 KJV (With Strong’s)

gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
we are made
ginomai (Greek #1096)
to cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.)
KJV usage: arise, be assembled, be(-come, -fall, -have self), be brought (to pass), (be) come (to pass), continue, be divided, draw, be ended, fall, be finished, follow, be found, be fulfilled, + God forbid, grow, happen, have, be kept, be made, be married, be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be wrought.
Pronounce: ghin'-om-ahee
Origin: a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb
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 Christ
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
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548
, if
ean (Greek #1437)
a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty
KJV usage: before, but, except, (and) if, (if) so, (what-, whither-)soever, though, when (-soever), whether (or), to whom, (who-)so(-ever). See 3361.
Pronounce: eh-an'
Origin: from 1487 and 302
x we hold
katecho (Greek #2722)
to hold down (fast), in various applications (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: have, hold (fast), keep (in memory), let, X make toward, possess, retain, seize on, stay, take, withhold.
Pronounce: kat-ekh'-o
Origin: from 2596 and 2192
the beginning
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
arche (Greek #746)
(properly abstract) a commencement, or (concretely) chief (in various applications of order, time, place, or rank)
KJV usage: beginning, corner, (at the, the) first (estate), magistrate, power, principality, principle, rule.
Pronounce: ar-khay'
Origin: from 756
of our confidence
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
hupostasis (Greek #5287)
a setting under (support), i.e. (figuratively) concretely, essence, or abstractly, assurance (objectively or subjectively)
KJV usage: confidence, confident, person, substance.
Pronounce: hoop-os'-tas-is
Origin: from a compound of 5259 and 2476
bebaios (Greek #949)
stable (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: firm, of force, stedfast, sure.
Pronounce: beb'-ah-yos
Origin: from the base of 939 (through the idea of basality)
mechri (Greek #3360)
as far as, i.e. up to a certain point (as a preposition, of extent (denoting the terminus, whereas 891 refers especially to the space of time or place intervening) or conjunction)
KJV usage: till, (un-)to, until.
Pronounce: mekh'-ree
Origin: or μεχρίς (mekh-ris') from 3372
the end
telos (Greek #5056)
properly, the point aimed at as a limit, i.e. (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination (literally, figuratively or indefinitely), result (immediate, ultimate or prophetic), purpose); specially, an impost or levy (as paid)
KJV usage: + continual, custom, end(-ing), finally, uttermost. Compare 5411.
Pronounce: tel'-os
Origin: from a primary τέλλω (to set out for a definite point or goal)

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

we are.
Heb. 3:1• 1Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; (Heb. 3:1)
Heb. 6:4• 4For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, (Heb. 6:4)
Heb. 12:10• 10For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. (Heb. 12:10)
Rom. 11:17• 17And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; (Rom. 11:17)
1 Cor. 1:30• 30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: (1 Cor. 1:30)
1 Cor. 9:23• 23And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you. (1 Cor. 9:23)
1 Cor. 10:17• 17For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. (1 Cor. 10:17)
Eph. 3:6• 6That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: (Eph. 3:6)
1 Tim. 6:2• 2And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. (1 Tim. 6:2)
1 Peter 4:13• 13But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. (1 Peter 4:13)
1 Peter 5:1• 1The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: (1 Peter 5:1)
1 John 1:3• 3That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:3)
 as in the first Epistle to the Corinthians, profession has prominence. (Hebrews 3:14-19 by W. Kelly)
 as the Gentile saints are so dealt with in Corinth, so here are the Hebrews that bore the name of the Lord Jesus. Therefore, as has been often remarked, the " ifs " which so abound in this context as elsewhere. Faith profits by the admonitions which flesh takes lightly to its fall in the desert. Where the tie of life and love was never formed between Christ and the soul, the need of grace and mercy is not felt; glory on high fades into nothingness as the earth rises before the heart as a place of present enjoyment in desire, if not effectively. (Hebrews 3:14-19 by W. Kelly)
 the assurance here insisted on as proper, necessary, and incumbent from first to last is grounded on the glorified Lord Jesus, our propitiation and our high priest, on the divine dignity of His Person and the accepted efficacy of His work for us, leading, as He undertook, many sons to glory. One can hardly therefore find doctrine more opposed to the gospel than a preliminary denial of that assurance which every Christian is solemnly exhorted, not merely to have, but to hold fast and firm to the end. (Hebrews 3:14-19 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

For we are become companionsi of the Christ if indeed we hold the beginning of the assurance firm to the end;

JND Translation Notes

Metochos, as ch. 1.9 (quoting Ps. 45.7), to which it alludes. It is not "partakers of Christ."

W. Kelly Translation

aFor we are become companions of Christ if indeed we hold fast the beginning of the confidence firm unto the end.

WK Translation Notes

companions: The word often translated ["partakers"] is the same as is quoted from the Greek version of Psalm 45 in chap. 1:9. "Companion" would be more modern English... (Exp. of Heb., p.61)
companions: as "partakers of Christ" has quite a different meaning, would it not have been better to have adopted throughout, as in 1:9, a more suitable rendering? "Fellows" from Psa. 14 is scarcely desireable. Partners or companions might be used. (Bible Treasury 14:45)
companions: [The American correctors of the RV] might have well pointed out also the loss of connection in 14 with 1:9, which all the old English Versions fail to keep up; not to speak of marking in the best way the links of the closing verses. (Bible Treasury 15:30)