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New International Version
We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end.
New Living Translation
For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.
English Standard Version
For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
Berean Study Bible
We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly to the end the assurance we had at first.
Berean Literal Bible
For we have become partakers of Christ, if indeed we should hold firm unto the end the assurance from the beginning.
King James Bible
For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
New King James Version
For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,
New American Standard Bible
For we have become partakers of Christ if we keep the beginning of our commitment firm until the end,
For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,
For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end;
For we [believers] have become partakers of Christ [sharing in all that the Messiah has for us], if only we hold firm our newborn confidence [which originally led us to Him] until the end,
Christian Standard Bible
For we have become participants in Christ if we hold firmly until the end the reality that we had at the start.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
For we have become companions of the Messiah if we hold firmly until the end the reality that we had at the start.
American Standard Version
for we are become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end:
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For we have been joined with The Messiah, if we shall hold fast to this true Covenant from the beginning to the end,
Contemporary English Version
We were sure about Christ when we first became his people. So let's hold tightly to our faith until the end.
For we are made partakers of Christ: yet so, if we hold the beginning of his substance firm unto the end.
Good News Translation
For we are all partners with Christ if we hold firmly to the end the confidence we had at the beginning.
International Standard Version
because we are the Messiah's partners only if we hold on to our original confidence to the end.
Literal Standard Version
for we have become partakers of the Christ, if we may hold fast the confidence [we had] at the beginning to the end,
New American Bible
We have become partners of Christ if only we hold the beginning of the reality firm until the end,
For we have become partners with Christ, if in fact we hold our initial confidence firm until the end.
New Revised Standard Version
For we have become partners of Christ, if only we hold our first confidence firm to the end.
New Heart English Bible
For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm to the end:
Weymouth New Testament
For we have, all alike, become sharers with Christ, if we really hold our first confidence firm to the End;
World English Bible
For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm to the end:
Young's Literal Translation
for partakers we have become of the Christ, if the beginning of the confidence unto the end we may hold fast,
Additional Translations ...
ContextThe Peril of Unbelief
…13But exhort one another daily, as long as it is called today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 14 We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly to the end the assurance we had at first. 15As it has been said: “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as you did in the rebellion.”…
"Not one of the men of this evil generation shall see the good land I swore to give your fathers,
Take notice, therefore, of the kindness and severity of God: severity to those who fell, but kindness to you, if you continue in His kindness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.
But Christ is faithful as the Son over God's house. And we are His house, if we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope of which we boast.
Now faith is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see.
Treasury of Scripture
For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end;
Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
Hebrews 12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
For.--Take heed (Hebrews 3:12) lest there be anything that may lead astray, for we have become partakers of the Christ if (and only if) we hold the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end. In Hebrews 3:6, since Israel had been spoken of as God's house, the Christian hope finds expression in "whose house are we," Here the comparison with Israel journeying to the land of promise suggests another figure, and all blessing is summed up in becoming "partakers of the Christ," foretold and expected as the Fulfiller of all promises. Two different words in the two verses are rendered "confidence" in the Authorised version. The former, as we have seen (Hebrews 3:6), is "boldness;" the latter (here used) is applied to men who make a firm stand when attacked, who stand firmly under pressure. In the first energy of the new life such firm constancy had been shown by them (Hebrews 10:32-34); but would it be maintained "unto the end"?Verse 14. - For we are become partakers (or, patterers) of Christ, if only we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end. This is a repetition in another form of the assertion of our position as Christians, with the appended condition, in ver. 6. It is a question whether μέτοχοι Ξριστοῦ means that we partake of Christ as being in communion with him, or that we are partakers with him of the glory he has won for us (cf. συγκληρονόμοι Ξριστοῦ, Romans 8:17). The first is undoubtedly the ordinary sense of μέτοχος with a genitive in classical Greek, and generally in the New Testament (cf. e.g. infra, Hebrews 6:4, Μετόχους Πνεύματος ἁγίου), and is on this ground maintained by Bleek, Alford, and others; but in the LXX. μέτοχος, followed by a genitive, is as undoubtedly used for" partner" or "companion;" cf. Psalm 119:63, Μέτοχος ἐγὼ εἰμι πάντων τῶν φοβουμένων σε: Hosea 4:17, Μέτοχος εἰδώλων: and especially Psalm 45:7, Μέτοχους σου, which has been already cited (Hebrews 1:9), and justifies, as it may prove suggested, the expression in this sense here. Cf. also in the New Testament, Luke 5:7, where μετόχος, though without an expressed genitive following, occurs in the sense of "partner." Further, the second sense accords better than the first with the view of our relation to Christ so far set forth in the Epistle.
(2) On the word ὑπόστασις (translated "confidence"), see what was said under Hebrews 1:3. All the ancient interpreters understood it here in the same general sense as in the former passage - that of substance or subsistence, either as denoting our subsistence as members of Christ, or our faith regarded as the substance of our Christian life, or with other modifications of the general meaning. Modern commentators agree in understanding merely the sense in which the word is found to be commonly used by the Alexandrian writers - that of confidence, derived from the physical conception of a firm foundation. It thus corresponds with the παῥῤησίαν of ver. 6.
(3) "The beginning" (τὴν ἀρχὴν) of this confidence refers to the earlier stage of the experiences of the Hebrew Christians, before their faith had shown any signs of wavering. There is no sufficient ground for Ebrard's inference from this expression, that the Epistle was not addressed to the Hebrew Church at large, which was the oldest of all Churches, but to "a circle of catechumens and neophytes." The phrase does not imply that the "beginning" was recent. All it need mean is, "Go on as you began." Further, we find, in Hebrews 5:12, a distinct intimation that the Church addressed is one of old standing.
(4) "Unto the end "may have an individual reference to the end of life, or (the Church being addressed as a community expecting the second advent) a general one to the close of the period of grace during which "it is called Today."
GreekWe have come
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3353: A sharer, partner, associate. From metecho; participant, i.e. a sharer; by implication, an associate.
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 2722: From kata and echo; to hold down, in various applications.
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 949: Firm, steadfast, enduring, sure, certain. From the base of basis; stable.
Strong's 3360: As far as, until, even to.
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 5056: (a) an end, (b) event or issue, (c) the principal end, aim, purpose, (d) a tax.
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 5287: From a compound of hupo and histemi; a setting under, i.e. concretely, essence, or abstractly, assurance.
[we had] at first.
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 746: From archomai; a commencement, or chief.
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NT Letters: Hebrews 3:14 For we have become partakers of Christ (Heb. He. Hb)