Hebrews 10:23
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New International Version
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

New Living Translation
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.

English Standard Version
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

New American Standard Bible
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;

King James Bible
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

International Standard Version
Let us continue to hold firmly to the hope that we confess without wavering, for the one who made the promise is faithful.

NET Bible
And let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we confess, for the one who made the promise is trustworthy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And let us grasp firmly the confession of our hope and not waver, for he who has promised us is faithful.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We must continue to hold firmly to our declaration of faith. The one who made the promise is faithful.

Jubilee Bible 2000
let us hold fast the profession of our hope without wavering (for he is faithful that promised).

King James 2000 Bible
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

American King James Version
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

American Standard Version
let us hold fast the confession of our hope that it waver not; for he is faithful that promised:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering (for he is faithful that hath promised),

Darby Bible Translation
Let us hold fast the confession of the hope unwavering, (for he [is] faithful who has promised;)

English Revised Version
let us hold fast the confession of our hope that it waver not; for he is faithful that promised:

Webster's Bible Translation
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised:

Weymouth New Testament
Let us hold firmly to an unflinching avowal of our hope, for He is faithful who gave us the promises.

World English Bible
let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful.

Young's Literal Translation
may we hold fast the unwavering profession of the hope, (for faithful is He who did promise),
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:19-25 The apostle having closed the first part of the epistle, the doctrine is applied to practical purposes. As believers had an open way to the presence of God, it became them to use this privilege. The way and means by which Christians enjoy such privileges, is by the blood of Jesus, by the merit of that blood which he offered up as an atoning sacrifice. The agreement of infinite holiness with pardoning mercy, was not clearly understood till the human nature of Christ, the Son of God, was wounded and bruised for our sins. Our way to heaven is by a crucified Saviour; his death is to us the way of life, and to those who believe this, he will be precious. They must draw near to God; it would be contempt of Christ, still to keep at a distance. Their bodies were to be washed with pure water, alluding to the cleansings directed under the law: thus the use of water in baptism, was to remind Christians that their conduct should be pure and holy. While they derived comfort and grace from their reconciled Father to their own souls, they would adorn the doctrine of God their Saviour in all things. Believers are to consider how they can be of service to each other, especially stirring up each other to the more vigorous and abundant exercise of love, and the practice of good works. The communion of saints is a great help and privilege, and a means of stedfastness and perseverance. We should observe the coming of times of trial, and be thereby quickened to greater diligence. There is a trying day coming on all men, the day of our death.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 23-25. - Let us hold fast the confession (ὁμολογίαν, see Hebrews 3:1, and ref.; also Hebrews 4:14) of our hope without wavering (ἀκλινῆ, agreeing with "confession"); for he is faithful that promised: and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works; not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. The readers, having been exhorted to confidence towards God, are further warned against remissness in confession before men, or in their duties within the Church towards each other. They had once, at their baptism, "confessed the good confession" (τὴν καλὴν ὁμολογίαν, 1 Timothy 6:12). Let not the recurrence of Jewish prejudices, or either influence or persecution from their Jewish compatriots, or any delay of the Parousia, induce them to waver in maintaining it. Some among them did, it could not be denied, show signs of such wavering, notably in their remiss attendance at Christian worship; let the faithful give heed to keeping faith alive in themselves and others, and especially through the means of the regular Church assemblies. That by τὴν ἐπισυναγωγὴν ἑαυτῶν is meant definitely the actual assembling together of Christians for reading, exhortation, and worship (such as is referred to in 1 Corinthians 11; James 2:2, etc.,; and described by Justin Martyr, 'Apol., c. 87), we hold confidently with the majority of commentators and with Chrysostom. The word ἐπισυναγωγὴ occurs in the New Testament only here and 2 Thessalonians 2:1, where it denotes the gathering together at the Parousia. In 2 Macc. 2:7, where alone it occurs in the LXX., it expresses the actual assembling of people together, as does the verb ἑπισυνάγω, both in the LXX. and the New Testament (cf. Matthew 23:37; Matthew 24:31; Mark 13:27; Mark 1:33; Luke 12:1). Hence, and in regard to the context as well as the etymology of the word, we may reject the less definite meaning, by some here assigned to it, of Christian communion (conjugatio fidelium), and the explanation of Bengel: "Sensus est, non modo debetis synagogam frequentare, ut Judaei, quod libentius facitis, sed etiam episynagogam, ut Christiani. Neque tamen innuitur praecise aggregatio ad unum locum, aut aggregatio ad unam fidem; sed, medio sensu, congregatio mutua per amorem et communicatio publica et privata officiorum Christianorum." The seen approach of the second advent (τὴν ἡμέραν: cf. 1 Corinthians 3:13) is adduced as an additional argument against remissness. The word βλέπετε seems to imply more than the general belief in its imminence, founded on the language of Christ. It would seem as if the signs of the times were interpreted as denoting its approach (el. 1 John 2:18). And it may be that they were rightly so interpreted in reference to the primary fulfillment of our Savior's words, though to that only, as the event proved. The blending together in the discourses of Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 17. and 21, of the times of the fall of Jerusalem and of the final day, would naturally lead Christians to regard the signs of the first event as denoting the other also. And indeed the imminence of the first, of which the signs were really apparent, was in itself a peculiar reason why the Hebrew Christians should stick resolutely to Christianity, for its own sake and apart from Judaism. Else might their whole hold on Christ be loosened in the temple's fall Thus, though the writer might share in the mistaken view then prevalent of the imminence of the final day, his warning, founded on the supposed signs of it, hits well the peculiar needs of his readers.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering,.... Either in the grace or doctrine of faith, or in the profession of both; See Gill on Hebrews 4:14.

For he is faithful that promised; that is God; and it is true of Father, Son, and Spirit; but God the Father may be more especially designed: he is a promising God, and is known to be so by his people; he is eminently and emphatically the Promiser; and all other promisers, and the promises made by them, signify little; but the promises of God are exceeding great and precious, very ancient, free, and unconditional, irrevocable and immutable, and are admirably suited to the cases of his people, and will be fulfilled everyone of them: they include in them things temporal, spiritual, and eternal; things temporal, as that his people shall not want, that their afflictions shall work for good, and that he will support them under all their troubles; things spiritual, as that he will be their God, which takes in his everlasting love to them, and his gracious presence with them, and his protection of them; and that all grace shall be wrought in them, and every blessing of grace bestowed on them: and things eternal; as everlasting glory and happiness; the promise of eternal life was in God's heart, made in the covenant, and put into Christ's hands before the world began, and is declared in the Gospel: now God is faithful to all his promises, nor can he fail, or deceive; he is all wise and foreknowing of everything that comes to pass; he never changes his mind, nor forgets his word; and he is able to perform, and is the God of truth, and cannot lie; nor has he ever failed in anyone of his promises, nor will he suffer his faithfulness to fail; and this is a strong argument to hold fast a profession of faith.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

23. (Heb 3:6, 14; 4:14.)

profession—Greek, "confession."

our faith—rather as Greek, "our hope"; which is indeed faith exercised as to the future inheritance. Hope rests on faith, and at the same time quickens faith, and is the ground of our bold confession (1Pe 3:15). Hope is similarly (Heb 10:22) connected with purification (1Jo 3:3).

without wavering—without declension (Heb 3:14), "steadfast unto the end."

he—God is faithful to His promises (Heb 6:17, 18; 11:11; 12:26, 28; 1Co 1:9; 10:13; 1Th 5:24; 2Th 3:3; see also Christ's promise, Joh 12:26); but man is too often unfaithful to his duties.

Hebrews 10:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Call to Persevere
22let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; 24and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,…
Cross References
Psalm 26:1
Of David. Vindicate me, LORD, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the LORD and have not faltered.

Lamentations 3:23
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

1 Corinthians 1:9
God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

2 Corinthians 9:13
Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.

Hebrews 3:1
Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.

Hebrews 3:6
But Christ is faithful as the Son over God's house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.

Hebrews 11:11
And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.
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Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

hold. See on ch.

Hebrews 3:6,14 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we…

Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into …

Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man …

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James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is …

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Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God …

Hebrews 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, …

1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called to the fellowship of his …

1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but …

1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithful is he that calls you, who also will do it.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before …

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