Hebrews 3:1
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
And so, dear brothers and sisters who belong to God and are partners with those called to heaven, think carefully about this Jesus whom we declare to be God's messenger and High Priest.

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

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, set your focus on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, carefully consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession,

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of 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;

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession.

Contemporary English Version
My friends, God has chosen you to be his holy people. So think about Jesus, the one we call our apostle and high priest!

Good News Translation
My Christian friends, who also have been called by God! Think of Jesus, whom God sent to be the High Priest of the faith we profess.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, holy brothers and companions in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession;

International Standard Version
Therefore, holy brothers, partners in a heavenly calling, keep your focus on Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession.

NET Bible
Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, partners in a heavenly calling, take note of Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess,

New Heart English Bible
Therefore, holy brothers, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore my holy brethren, who are called with a calling from Heaven, consider This Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Yeshua The Messiah,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brothers and sisters, you are holy partners in a heavenly calling. So look carefully at Jesus, the apostle and chief priest about whom we make our declaration of faith.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, brethren, saints, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus,

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

American King James Version
Why, holy brothers, 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:

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of [the] heavenly calling, 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.

World English Bible
Therefore, holy brothers, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus;

Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the apostle and chief priest of our profession, Christ Jesus,
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Jesus Our Apostle and High Priest
1Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, set your focus on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. 2He was faithful to the One who appointed Him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house.…
Cross References
John 17:3
Now this is eternal life, that they may 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 (a gathering of about a hundred and twenty) and said,

2 Corinthians 9:13
Because of the proof this ministry provides, the saints will glorify God for your obedient confession of the gospel of Christ, and for the generosity of your contribution to them and to all the others.

Hebrews 2:11
For both the One who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are of the same family. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.

Hebrews 2:17
So He had to be made like His brothers in every way, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, in order to make atonement for the sins of the people.

Hebrews 3:12
See to it, brothers, that none of you has a wicked heart of unbelief that turns away from the living God.

Hebrews 4:14
Therefore, since we have such a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we profess.

Hebrews 5:5
So also Christ did not take upon Himself the glory of becoming a high priest, but He was called by the One who said to Him: "You are My Son; today I have become Your Father."

Hebrews 5:10
and was designated by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 6:20
where Jesus our forerunner has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 7:26
Such a high priest truly befits us--One who is holy, innocent, undefiled, set apart from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.

Hebrews 7:28
For the Law appoints as high priests men who are weak; but the oath, which came after the Law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever.

Hebrews 8:1
The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven,

Hebrews 8:3
And since every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, it was necessary for this One also to have something to offer.

Hebrews 9:11
But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that have come, He entered the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made by hands (that is, not of this creation).

Hebrews 9:15
Therefore Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, now that He has died to redeem them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.

Hebrews 10:19
Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,

Hebrews 10:21
and since we have a high priest over the house of God,

Hebrews 10:23
Let us hold resolutely to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.

Hebrews 13:22
I urge you, brothers, to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have only written you briefly.

Treasury of Scripture

Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

holy.

Colossians 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and …

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels …

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 …

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

1 Peter 3:5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted …

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

Revelation 18:20 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; …

partakers.

Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of …

Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild …

Romans 15:27 It has pleased them truly; and their debtors they are. For if the …

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 …

2 Corinthians 1:7 And our hope of you is steadfast, knowing, that as you are partakers …

Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and …

Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers …

1 Timothy 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, …

1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and …

2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that …

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also …

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 …

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 …

Ephesians 4:1,4 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk …

Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God …

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 …

2 Thessalonians 2:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory …

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto …

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according …

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory …

2 Peter 1:10 Why the rather, brothers, give diligence to make your calling and …

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them …

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: …

consider.

Isaiah 1:3 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib: but Israel …

Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in …

Isaiah 41:20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, …

Ezekiel 12:3 Therefore, you son of man, prepare you stuff for removing, and remove …

Ezekiel 18:28 Because he considers, and turns away from all his transgressions …

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 …

John 20:27 Then said he to Thomas, Reach here your finger, and behold my hands; …

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 …

Romans 15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for …

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 …

Hebrews 5:1-10 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in …

Hebrews 6:20 Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high …

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, …

Hebrews 8:1-3 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such …

Hebrews 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a …

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 …







Lexicon
Therefore,
Ὅθεν (Hothen)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3606: From hos with the directive enclitic of source; from which place or source or cause.

holy
ἅγιοι (hagioi)
Adjective - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

brothers,
ἀδελφοὶ (adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

who share
μέτοχοι (metochoi)
Adjective - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3353: A sharer, partner, associate. From metecho; participant, i.e. a sharer; by implication, an associate.

in [the] heavenly
ἐπουρανίου (epouraniou)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2032: From epi and ouranos; above the sky.

calling,
κλήσεως (klēseōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2821: A calling, invitation; in the NT, always of a divine call. From a shorter form of kaleo; an invitation.

set your focus on
κατανοήσατε (katanoēsate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2657: To take note of, perceive, consider carefully, discern, detect, make account of. From kata and noieo; to observe fully.

Jesus,
Ἰησοῦν (Iēsoun)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

apostle
Ἀπόστολον (Apostolon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

high priest
Ἀρχιερέα (Archierea)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

whom we
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

confess.
ὁμολογίας (homologias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3671: A profession, confession. From the same as homologeo; acknowledgment.
(1) Wherefore.--The address which here begins (the first direct address in the Epistle) bears the same relation to all that has preceded, as Hebrews 2:1-4 bears to the first chapter. In particular, the contents of the second chapter are gathered up in this verse, almost every word of which recalls some previous statement or result.

Holy brethren.--United in one brotherhood in virtue of a common sonship (Hebrews 2:10) and of a common brotherhood (Hebrews 2:11) with Jesus, Him "that sanctifieth" (Hebrews 2:11).

Partakers.--Through Him who "took part" of our earthly nature (Hebrews 2:14) we are partakers of a "heavenly calling" (Hebrews 2:10) as God's sons.

The Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.--The best MSS. omit "Christ"; and it is impossible not to feel how fitly the personal name "Jesus" is used after the later verses of Hebrews 2. Here only is the name Apostle directly given to our Lord; but the thought is present in Hebrews 2:3, and in the many passages in which Jesus designates Himself as the Sent of God, using the word from which Apostle is derived (John 3:17; John 5:36, et al.; especially John 17:18; John 20:21). There is very little difference between Apostle and Prophet, thus applied; but the one brings into relief the mission, the other the office and position. Each presents a thought complementary of that contained in high priest: "as Apostle Jesus pleads the cause of God with us; as High Priest He pleads our cause with God" (Bengel). The next verse renders it probable that the two terms contain a reference to the special mission of Moses and the priesthood of Aaron; our Christian confession looks to One mediator.

Verse 1. - Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus (Ξριστὸν before Ἰησοῦν is ill supported, and to be rejected from the text). Reference to what has gone before is perceptible throughout this verse. The persons addressed are "holy," as being among the "sanctified" (Hebrews 2:11); "brethren," as being, with the writer, in this relation to Christ (Hebrews 2:11, 12, 13, 17); their calling is a heavenly one, being from heaven (Hebrews 1:1) and to heaven (Hebrews 2:10). Jesus is their" Apostle," as having been sent into the world, as above set forth, from God; their "High Priest," as implied, though not distinctly expressed, at the end of Hebrews 2, which led up to the idea. "Jesus" is added at the end in apposition, so as to fix attention on him, as the bearer of these titles, who was known by that name in the flesh. On the title "Apostle," we may observe that, though it is nowhere else in the New Testament applied to Christ, yet its idea with respect to him is frequent both in this Epistle and elsewhere (cf. Luke 4:43; Luke 9:48; Luke 10:16; John 17:3, 18, etc.). The word ὁμολογία (translated "confession;" in the A.V., "profession") is generally used for the Christian's avowal of his faith before men (cf. Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 10:23; 2 Corinthians 9:13; 1 Timothy 6:12). The genitive here depends on both the preceding substantives, its force probably being that Jesus, as Apostle and High Priest, is the object of our confession of faith. On Jesus, then, being such, the readers are called to fix earnestly their mental gaze, and in doing so take further note of his superiority to Moses, which is the subject of what follows. 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.
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