Hebrews 3:5
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"Moses was faithful as a servant in all God's house," bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future.

New Living Translation
Moses was certainly faithful in God's house as a servant. His work was an illustration of the truths God would reveal later.

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,

New American Standard Bible
Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which 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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Moses was faithful as a servant in all God's household, as a testimony to what would be said in the future.

International Standard Version
Moses was faithful in all God's household as a servant who was to testify to what would be said later,

NET Bible
Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that would be spoken.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Moses as a Servant was entrusted with the entire household for the testimony of those things that were going to be spoken by him,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moses was a faithful servant in God's household. He told [the people] what God would say in the future.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Moses verily was faithful over all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after,

King James 2000 Bible
And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later;

American King James Version
And Moses truly 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:

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses indeed [was] faithful in all his house, as a ministering servant, for a testimony of the things to be spoken after;

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;

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

Young's Literal Translation
and Moses indeed was stedfast in all his house, as an attendant, for a testimony of those things that were to be spoken,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:1-6 Christ is to be considered as the Apostle of our profession, the Messenger sent by God to men, the great Revealer of that faith which we profess to hold, and of that hope which we profess to have. As Christ, the Messiah, anointed for the office both of Apostle and High Priest. As Jesus, our Saviour, our Healer, the great Physician of souls. Consider him thus. Consider what he is in himself, what he is to us, and what he will be to us hereafter and for ever. Close and serious thoughts of Christ bring us to know more of him. The Jews had a high opinion of the faithfulness of Moses, yet his faithfulness was but a type of Christ's. Christ was the Master of this house, of his church, his people, as well as their Maker. Moses was a faithful servant; Christ, as the eternal Son of God, is rightful Owner and Sovereign Ruler of the Church. There must not only be setting out well in the ways of Christ, but stedfastness and perseverance therein to the end. Every meditation on his person and his salvation, will suggest more wisdom, new motives to love, confidence, and obedience.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 5, 6. - And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were afterwards to be spoken; but Christ, as Son over his house. We have already anticipated the explanation of this passage, which, according to the view taken above, is a setting forth of the distinction between Christ and Moses intended from the first; that of one being "Son over," the other but "servant in," the house of God. The rendering of the A.V., "his own house," in ver. 6, where Christ is spoken of, is not justifiable. It is true that we have no means of knowing whether αὐτοῦ or αὑτοῦ was intended, and that even αὐτοῦ might, according to the usage of Hellenistic Greek, refer to Christ; but if the writer had so intended it, he might easily have avoided ambiguity by writing ἑαυτοῦ, etc. He has not done so; and, therefore, it is most natural to take "his house" in the same sense throughout the passage; viz. as" God's house," referred to in Numbers 12:7, whence the expression is taken. We observe further that "the things that were afterwards to be spoken (τῶν λαληθησομένων)" must be taken as denoting the future "speaking" of God to man "in his SON" (cf. Hebrews 1:1); not, as some interpret, the speaking through Moses himself in the Law. Moses was inferior to Christ, not only in respect to his personal position as a servant, but also in respect to his work as such; which was only to testify beforehand, typically and prophetically, to a fuller revelation to come. Whose house we are. Here begins the transition to the warning intended when the "holy brethren" were first called on to "consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession," who has now been seen to be so much greater than Moses. We Christians constitute this completed "house of God," over which Christ reigns as Son; if only warned by the example of the Israelites under Moses, we forfeit not our higher calling. This condition is expressed by If we hold fast the confidence (or, our confidence) and the rejoicing (rather, boast) of the (i.e. our) hope firm unto the end. Παῥῤησιά (often rendered "boldness;" see below, Hebrews 4:16; Hebrews 10:19, 35) is the confidence felt by assured believers; καύχημα is the boast thereupon ensuing. This word (as also καυχᾶσθαι) is often used by St. Paul (cf. Romans 4:2; Romans 5:2; 1 Corinthians 5:6: 9:15; 2 Corinthians 1:14; 2 Corinthians 5:12; 2 Corinthians 9:3; Galatians 6:4; Philippians 1:26; Philippians 2:16). Its proper meaning is not (as is by many sup- posed) the materies gloriandi, but the uttered boast itself (see note on 1 Corinthians 5:6, in the 'Speaker's Commentary'). The con- eluding words, μέχρι τέλους βεβαίαν, are omitted in the Codex Vatican, and, notwithstanding the preponderance of authority in their favor, may have been interpolated (as is supposed by Mill, Tischendorf, Alford, and Delitzsch) from ver. 14, especially as the reading is not βεβαίον, so as to agree with the substantive immediately preceding, but βεβαίαν, as in ver. 14.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Moses verily was faithful in all his house as a servant,.... Moses was not only a servant to the Israelites, but he was also the Lord's servant, a servant of his choosing, sending, and approving; he was a servant in holy things, and served the Lord heartily, sincerely, and ingenuously, with all becoming fear and reverence, respect, and honour, and with all ready and cheerful obedience; the house in which he was a servant, was not his own, but belonged to God, even the Son of God, as appears from the following verse; he was not a servant in the world, and with respect to civil things, and the affairs of Providence, but in the church of God, and in divine things; and he was faithful here, and that in all things; he did all things exactly according to the pattern showed him in the Mount; and the apostle strongly affirms all this, as well he might, since there was full proof of it, and God himself had bore a testimony to it: and the end of his being a servant here was,

for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; these words may regard his faithful testification of God's will to the people of Israel, after he was fixed as a servant in God's house; or what he said afterwards concerning the Messiah, of whom he spake and wrote, and of whom he bore an honourable testimony, Deuteronomy 18:1 or they may have respect to the things spoken after Moses's time, by the prophets, Christ, and his apostles, which agreed with the testimony of Moses; or to the things afterwards spoken of in this epistle; to which may be added, that Moses in his office was typical of things to be spoken and done by the Messiah, when he came; as his deliverance of the children of Israel out of Egypt; his leading them through the Red sea and wilderness, to Canaan's land; his giving them the law from Mount Sinai; the erection of the tabernacle, with all its furniture, and the institution of sacrifices and the like.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. faithful in all his house—that is in all God's house (Heb 3:4).

servant—not here the Greek for "slave," but "a ministering attendant"; marking the high office of Moses towards God, though inferior to Christ, a kind of steward.

for a testimony of, &c.—in order that he might in his typical institutions give "testimony" to Israel "of the things" of the Gospel "which were to be spoken afterwards" by Christ (Heb 8:5; 9:8, 23; 10:1).

Hebrews 3:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Our Apostle and High Priest
4For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. 5Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later; 6but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house-- whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
Cross References
Exodus 14:31
And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the LORD displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.

Exodus 40:16
Moses did everything just as the LORD commanded him.

Numbers 12:7
But this is not true of 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 fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.

Hebrews 1:1
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways,

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

Hebrews 3:4
For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.

Revelation 15:3
and sang the song of God's servant Moses and of the Lamb: "Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations.
Treasury of Scripture

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

faithful.

Hebrews 3:2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful …

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 …

Matthew 25:21 His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you …

Luke 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom …

Luke 16:10-12 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful 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 …

as.

Exodus 14:31 And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did on the Egyptians: …

Deuteronomy 3:24 O Lord GOD, you have begun to show your servant your greatness, and …

Deuteronomy 34:5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, …

Joshua 1:2,7,15 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, …

Joshua 8:31,33 As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, …

Nehemiah 9:14 And made known to them your holy sabbath, and commanded them precepts, …

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 …

Hebrews 9:8-13,24 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of …

Deuteronomy 18:15-19 The LORD your God will raise up to you a Prophet from the middle …

Luke 24:27,44 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them …

John 5:39,46,47 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: …

Acts 3:22,23 For Moses truly said to the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your …

Acts 7:37 This is that Moses, which said to the children of Israel, A prophet …

Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into …

Romans 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being …

1 Peter 1:10-12 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, …

Jump to Previous
Afterward Afterwards Attendant Delivering Faith Faithful God's House Indeed Kept Later Message Ministering Moreover Moses Servant Speak Stedfast Testify Testifying Testimony Verily Witness
Jump to Next
Afterward Afterwards Attendant Delivering Faith Faithful God's House Indeed Kept Later Message Ministering Moreover Moses Servant Speak Stedfast Testify Testifying Testimony Verily Witness
Links
Hebrews 3:5 NIV
Hebrews 3:5 NLT
Hebrews 3:5 ESV
Hebrews 3:5 NASB
Hebrews 3:5 KJV

Hebrews 3:5 Bible Apps
Hebrews 3:5 Bible Suite
Hebrews 3:5 Biblia Paralela
Hebrews 3:5 Chinese Bible
Hebrews 3:5 French Bible
Hebrews 3:5 German Bible

Alphabetical: a all as be faithful for future God's His house in later Moses Now of said servant spoken testifying testimony the things those to was were what which would

NT Letters: Hebrews 3:5 Moses indeed was faithful in all his (Heb. He. Hb) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
Hebrews 3:4
Top of Page
Top of Page