Hebrews 3:1
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English Standard Version
Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession,

King James Bible
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

American Standard Version
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even Jesus;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly vocation, consider the apostle and high priest of our confession, Jesus:

English Revised Version
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even Jesus;

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore, holy brethren, sharers with others in a heavenly invitation, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest whose followers we profess to be.

Hebrews 3:1 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The leading ideas of the preceding section are echoed in this verse: brethren, of whom Christ made himself the brother: holy, in virtue of the work of the sanctifier.

Wherefore (ὅθεν)

Drawing a conclusion from Hebrews 2:9-18.

Holy brethren (ἀδελφοὶ ἅγιοι)

The phrase N.T.o. Ἀδελφοί brethren, in address, is not found in the Gospels. In Acts mostly ἄνδρες ἀδελφοὶ brother men. In Paul, ἀδ. ἀγαπητοί brethren beloved, or ἀδ. ἀγαπ. καὶ ἐπιπόθητοι brethren beloved and longed for (once, Philippians 4:1), ἀδ. ἠγαπημένοι ὐπὸ τοῦ θεοῦ and τοῦ κυρίου brethren beloved of God or of the Lord, and ἀδ. μου my brethren. In James mostly ἀδ. μου. In Hebrews, except here, ἀδελφοὶ simply. Holy brethren (see Hebrews 2:11) are worshippers of God, taking the place of God's O.T. people, as called and consecrated to ethical and spiritual service according to the Christian ideal.

Partakers of a heavenly calling (κλήσεως ἐπουρανίου μέτοχοι)

Μέτοχοι partakers only in Hebrews except Luke 5:7. See on μετέσχεν took part, Hebrews 2:14. The phrase heavenly calling N.T.o. Comp. τῆς ἄσω κλήσεως the upward calling, Philippians 3:14. The expression points to the lordship of the world to be (Hebrews 2:5); and the world to be is the abiding world, the place of realities as contrasted with types and shadows. The calling comes from that world and is to that world. See Hebrews 13:14.

Consider (κατανοήσατε)

Attentively, thoughtfully (κατὰ). See on James 1:23. The writer's habit is to use the communicative we or us identifying himself with his readers.

The apostle and high priest (τὸν ἀπόστολον καὶ ἀρχιερέα)

In calling Jesus apostle, the writer is thinking of Moses as one sent by God to lead Israel to Canaan. Comp. lxx, where ἀποστέλλειν to send is often used of Moses. See Exodus 3-7. Often of Jesus, as Luke 10:16; John 3:17; John 5:36; John 6:29.

Of our profession (τῆς ὁμολογίας ἡμῶν)

Rend. confession for profession. The apostle and high priest whom we confess. Comp. 1 Timothy 6:12.

Hebrews 3:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

holy.

Colossians 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and blameless and unreproveable in his sight:

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;

1 Thessalonians 5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the holy brothers.

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace...

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

1 Peter 3:5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves...

2 Peter 1:3-10 According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness...

Revelation 18:20 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her.

partakers.

Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end;

Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them...

Romans 15:27 It has pleased them truly; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things...

1 Corinthians 9:23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

1 Corinthians 10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

2 Corinthians 1:7 And our hope of you is steadfast, knowing, that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so shall you be also of the consolation.

Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

1 Timothy 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers; but rather do them service...

1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ...

2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature...

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also may have fellowship with us...

the heavenly.

Romans 1:6,7 Among whom are you also the called of Jesus Christ...

Romans 8:28-30 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose...

Romans 9:24 Even us, whom he has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints...

Ephesians 4:1,4 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you are called...

Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 2:12 That you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom and glory.

2 Thessalonians 1:11 Why also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness...

2 Thessalonians 2:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called...

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace...

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect...

2 Peter 1:10 Why the rather, brothers, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall:

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ...

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings...

consider.

Isaiah 1:3 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib: but Israel does not know, my people does not consider.

Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD...

Isaiah 41:20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD has done this...

Ezekiel 12:3 Therefore, you son of man, prepare you stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight...

Ezekiel 18:28 Because he considers, and turns away from all his transgressions that he has committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Haggai 1:5 Now therefore thus said the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.

Haggai 2:15 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid on a stone in the temple of the LORD:

John 20:27 Then said he to Thomas, Reach here your finger, and behold my hands; and reach here your hand, and thrust it into my side...

2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give you understanding in all things.

the apostle.

John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be to you: as my Father has sent me, even so send I you.

*Gr:

Romans 15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers:

and.

Hebrews 2:17 Why in all things it behooved him to be made like to his brothers...

Hebrews 4:14,15 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession...

Hebrews 5:1-10 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God...

Hebrews 6:20 Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Hebrews 8:1-3 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest...

Hebrews 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands...

Hebrews 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God;

Psalm 110:4 The LORD has sworn, and will not repent, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Cross References
John 17:3
And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Acts 1:15
In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said,

2 Corinthians 9:13
By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others,

Hebrews 2:11
For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,

Hebrews 2:17
Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

Hebrews 3:12
Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.

Hebrews 4:14
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

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