Hebrews 3:3
New International Version
Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.

New Living Translation
But Jesus deserves far more glory than Moses, just as a person who builds a house deserves more praise than the house itself.

English Standard Version
For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself.

Berean Study Bible
For Jesus has been counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.

Berean Literal Bible
For He has been counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, by so much as the one having built it has greater honor than the house itself.

King James Bible
For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.

New King James Version
For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house.

New American Standard Bible
For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house.

NASB 1995
For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house.

NASB 1977
For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house.

Amplified Bible
Yet Jesus has been considered worthy of much greater glory and honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has more honor than the house.

Christian Standard Bible
For Jesus is considered worthy of more glory than Moses, just as the builder has more honor than the house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For Jesus is considered worthy of more glory than Moses, just as the builder has more honor than the house.

American Standard Version
For he hath been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by so much as he that built the house hath more honor than the house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the glory of This One is much greater than that of Moses, as much as the honor of the builder of the house is greater than his building.

Contemporary English Version
But Jesus deserves more honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house deserves more honor than the house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this man was counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, by so much as he that hath built the house, hath greater honour than the house.

English Revised Version
For he hath been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by so much as he that built the house hath more honour than the house.

Good News Translation
A man who builds a house receives more honor than the house itself. In the same way Jesus is worthy of much greater honor than Moses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus deserves more praise than Moses in the same way that the builder of a house is praised more than the house.

International Standard Version
because he is worthy of greater glory than Moses in the same way that the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.

Literal Standard Version
For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who builds it has more honor than the house.

NET Bible
For he has come to deserve greater glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house deserves greater honor than the house itself!

New Heart English Bible
For he has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, just as he who built the house has more honor than the house.

Weymouth New Testament
For Jesus has been counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, in so far as he who has built a house has higher honour than the house itself.

World English Bible
For he has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who built the house has more honor than the house.

Young's Literal Translation
for of more glory than Moses hath this one been counted worthy, inasmuch as more honour than the house hath he who doth build it,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Our Apostle and High Priest
2He was faithful to the One who appointed Him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3For Jesus has been counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4And every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.…

Cross References
2 Corinthians 3:7
Now if the ministry of death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at the face of Moses because of its fleeting glory,

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


Treasury of Scripture

For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who has built the house has more honor than the house.

this.

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 1:2-4
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; …

Hebrews 2:9
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

who.

Zechariah 4:9
The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.

Zechariah 6:12,13
And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: …

Matthew 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.









(3) For this man was counted.--Rather, For He hath been accounted, by God, who hath crowned Him with glory and honour (Hebrews 2:9). In this reward lies contained the proof that He was faithful. This is probably the connection of thought; others join this verse with the first: "Consider Him . . . for He hath received higher glory than Moses."

Inasmuch as.--That is, in proportion as: the glory attained by Jesus exceeds the glory of Moses, as the honour due to the builder of the house exceeds that possessed by the house itself. It is not said that Jesus is the Builder; but the relation in which He stands to the Builder of the house is compared with that of Moses to the house. (See Hebrews 3:5-6.) "Builded" is not a happy word here (especially if we consider the sense in which "house" is used), but it is not easy to find a suitable rendering. The meaning is, He who prepared or formed the house, with all its necessary parts and arrangements.

Verse 3. - For of more glory than Moses hath this man (so A.V., for οὕτος, supplying "man," though it is to be observed that the humanity of the person spoken of is not expressed in the original) been counted worthy (ἠξίωται: cf. Luke 7:7; 1 Timothy 5:17; Hebrews 10:24; 2 Thessalonians 1:11), by so much as more honor than the house hath he that built (or, established) it. Here the account of Christ's superiority to Moses begins. On the several expressions used we remark:

(1) The initiatory γὰρ connects the sentence logically with κατανοήσατε in ver. 1, and thus retains its usual sense of "for."

(2) The form of comparison in the Greek, πλείονος παρὰ, is the same as in Hebrews 1:4, where the account of Christ's superiority to angels began (on which see supra).

(3) The "glory" (δόξα) here assigned to Christ is the" glory and honor" spoken of above as attained by him in consequence of his human obedience (cf. Hebrews 2:9, "because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor"). This, rather than "the glory he had with the Father before the world was" (John 17:5), is suggested by the word ἠξίωται, as well as by the drift of the preceding chapters. We may suppose also a reference, in contrast, to the transitory "glory" on the countenance of Moses ( καταργουμένη), which is contrasted (2 Corinthians 3.) with the ὑπερβαλλούση δόξα in Christ. We observe, further, that in the latter part of the verse τιμή is substituted for δόξα, as more suitable to the mundane comparison of a house and its builder. . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

[Jesus]
οὗτος (houtos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

has been counted worthy
ἠξίωται (ēxiōtai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 515: To account or treat as worthy. From axios; to deem entitled or fit.

of greater
Πλείονος (Pleionos)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular - Comparative
Strong's 4119: Or neuter pleion, or pleon comparative of polus; more in quantity, number, or quality; also the major portion.

glory
δόξης (doxēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

than
παρὰ (para)
Preposition
Strong's 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

Moses,
Μωϋσῆν (Mōusēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3475: Or Moses, or Mouses of Hebrew origin; Moseus, Moses, or Mouses, the Hebrew lawgiver.

just
καθ’ (kath’)
Preposition
Strong's 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

as
ὅσον (hoson)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3745: How much, how great, how many, as great as, as much. By reduplication from hos; as As.

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

builder
κατασκευάσας (kataskeuasas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2680: From kata and a derivative of skeuos; to prepare thoroughly; by implication, to construct, create.

[of a house]
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

has
ἔχει (echei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

greater
πλείονα (pleiona)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular - Comparative
Strong's 4119: Or neuter pleion, or pleon comparative of polus; more in quantity, number, or quality; also the major portion.

honor
τιμὴν (timēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5092: A price, honor. From tino; a value, i.e. Money paid, or valuables; by analogy, esteem, or the dignity itself.

than the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

house [itself].
οἴκου (oikou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3624: A dwelling; by implication, a family.


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