Hebrews 3:5
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English Standard Version
Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later,

King James Bible
And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;

American Standard Version
And Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were afterward to be spoken;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be said:

English Revised Version
And Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were afterward to be spoken;

Webster's Bible Translation
And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were afterwards to be spoken.

Weymouth New Testament
Moreover, Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant in delivering the message given him to speak;

Hebrews 3:5 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

And Moses

Καὶ and introduces the further development of the thought of Hebrews 3:2, Hebrews 3:3 - fidelity, and the corresponding honor. It is not a second proof of the superiority of Christ to Moses. See Numbers 12:7.

A servant (θεράπων)

N.T.o. Comp. Revelation 15:3. Often in lxx, mostly as translation of עֶבֶד, servant, slave, bondman. Also, when coupled with the name of a deity, a worshipper, devotee. Sometimes applied to angels or prophets. Of Moses, θεράπων κυρίου servant of the Lord, Wisd. 10:16. In Class. and N.T. the word emphasizes the performance of a present service, without reference to the condition of the doer, whether bond or free. An ethical character attaches to it, as to the kindred verb θεραπεύειν: service of an affectionate, hearty character, performed with care and fidelity. Hence the relation of the θεράπων is of a nobler and freer character than that of the δοῦλος or bondservant. The verb is used of a physician's tendance of the sick. Xenophon (Mem. iv. 3, 9) uses it of the gods taking care of men, and, on the other hand, of men's worshipping the gods (ii, 1. 28). See Eurip. Iph. Taur. 1105; and on heal, Matthew 8:7; Luke 10:15, and on is worshipped, Acts 17:25.

For a testimony of those things which were to be spoken (εἰς μαρτύριον τῶν λαληθησομένων)

Ἐις for, with the whole preceding clause. Moses' faithful service in God's house was for a testimony, etc. The things which were to be spoken are the revelations afterward to be given in Christ. Others, however, explain of the things which Moses himself was afterward to speak to the people by God's command, referring to Numbers 12:8. According to this explanation, the fidelity hitherto exhibited by Moses ought to command respect for all that he might say in future. But (1) in the present connection that thought is insignificant. (2) It would be an exaggeration to speak of Moses's fidelity to God throughout his whole official career as a witness of the things which he was to speak to the people by God's command. (3) The future participle requires a reference to a time subsequent to Moses's ministry. The meaning is that Moses, in his entire ministry, was but a testimony to what was to be spoken in the future by another and a greater than he. Comp. Deuteronomy 18:15, explained of Christ in Acts 3:22, Acts 3:23.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

faithful.

Hebrews 3:2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

Numbers 12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all my house.

Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

Matthew 25:21 His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things...

Luke 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household...

Luke 16:10-12 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much...

1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

1 Timothy 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

as.

Exodus 14:31 And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did on the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD...

Deuteronomy 3:24 O Lord GOD, you have begun to show your servant your greatness, and your mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth...

Deuteronomy 34:5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.

Joshua 1:2,7,15 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you, and all this people, to the land which I do give to them...

Joshua 8:31,33 As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses...

Nehemiah 9:14 And made known to them your holy sabbath, and commanded them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses your servant:

Psalm 105:26 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.

for.

Hebrews 8:5 Who serve to the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for...

Hebrews 9:8-13,24 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest...

Deuteronomy 18:15-19 The LORD your God will raise up to you a Prophet from the middle of you, of your brothers, like to me; to him you shall listen...

Luke 24:27,44 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself...

John 5:39,46,47 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me...

Acts 3:22,23 For Moses truly said to the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up to you of your brothers, like to me...

Acts 7:37 This is that Moses, which said to the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up to you of your brothers...

Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God...

Romans 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

1 Peter 1:10-12 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come to you...

Cross References
Exodus 14:31
Israel saw the great power that the LORD used against the Egyptians, so the people feared the LORD, and they believed in the LORD and in his servant Moses.

Exodus 40:16
This Moses did; according to all that the LORD commanded him, so he did.

Numbers 12:7
Not so with my servant Moses. He is faithful in all my house.

Deuteronomy 18:18
I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.

Hebrews 1:1
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,

Hebrews 3:2
who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's house.

Hebrews 3:4
(For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.)

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