Hebrews 3:5
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,

Berean Study Bible
Now Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house, testifying to what would be spoken later.

Berean Literal Bible
And indeed Moses was faithful as a servant in all His house, unto a testimony of the things going to be spoken,

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;

New King James Version
And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward,

New American Standard Bible
Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later;

NASB 1995
Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later;

NASB 1977
Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later;

Amplified Bible
Now Moses was faithful in [the administration of] all God’s house, [but only] as a ministering servant, [his ministry serving] as a testimony of the things which were to be spoken afterward [the revelation to come in Christ];

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.

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.

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;

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,

Contemporary English Version
Moses was a faithful servant and told God's people what would be said in the future.

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:

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;

Good News Translation
Moses was faithful in God's house as a servant, and he spoke of the things that God would say in the future.

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

Literal Standard Version
and Moses [was] indeed steadfast in all His house, as an attendant, for a testimony of those things that were to be spoken—

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

New Heart 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,

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Our Apostle and High Priest
4And every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5Now Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house, testifying to what would be spoken later. 6But 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.…

Cross References
Exodus 14:31
When Israel saw the great power that the LORD had exercised over the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD and believed in Him and in His servant Moses.

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

Numbers 12:7
But this is not so with 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 brothers. I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.

Hebrews 1:1
On many past occasions and in many different ways, God spoke to our fathers through the prophets.

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
And every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.

Revelation 15:3
and they sang the song of God's servant Moses and of the Lamb: "Great and wonderful are Your works, O Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O 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 in all his house.

Numbers 12:7
My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.

Matthew 24:45
Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

as.

Exodus 14:31
And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.

Deuteronomy 3:24
O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?

Deuteronomy 34:5
So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.

for.

Hebrews 8:5
Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

Hebrews 9:8-13,24
The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: …

Deuteronomy 18:15-19
The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; …









(5) As a servant.--What was before implied is now clearly expressed. Hebrews 3:3 associated Moses with the house, Jesus with Him who builded it; of what nature this relation was, is stated in this verse and the next. Moses was "in God's house;" however exalted his position, he was in the house as a servant. The Greek word used here does not occur elsewhere in the New Testament, but is taken from the LXX. version of Numbers 12:7. There is nothing special in the Hebrew word in that place, but the translators seem to have felt that "bond-servant" was less suitable in such a context than "attendant" or "minister." The object of his service was that he might bear "testimony of the things that should hereafter be spoken." Are we to understand by these the divine commands that would from time to time be given to Moses? If so, then the statement "Moses was faithful" must be regarded as a pure quotation, equivalent to "Moses was at that time declared faithful." This does not seem probable. If, however, the words of Numbers 12:7 are taken as descriptive of the whole life of Moses, his "witness" must relate to the things spoken "in these last days;" of these, by his writings, his acts, his life, Moses bore constant witness. (See Hebrews 3:2; Hebrews 8:5; Hebrews 9:19; Hebrews 11:26; John 5:46, et al.) The latter interpretation is confirmed by Hebrews 3:6, in which the name given to our Lord is not Jesus, as in Hebrews 3:1, but Christ.

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Now
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

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

[was] faithful
πιστὸς (pistos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4103: Trustworthy, faithful, believing. From peitho; objectively, trustworthy; subjectively, trustful.

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

a servant
θεράπων (therapōn)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2324: Apparently a participle from an otherwise obsolete derivative of the base of theros; a menial attendant.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

all
ὅλῳ (holō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3650: All, the whole, entire, complete. A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', i.e. Complete, especially as noun or adverb.

[God’s]
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 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.

house,
οἴκῳ (oikō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3624: A dwelling; by implication, a family.

testifying
μαρτύριον (martyrion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3142: Neuter of a presumed derivative of martus; something evidential, i.e. evidence given or, the Decalogue.

to what
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

would be spoken later.
λαληθησομένων (lalēthēsomenōn)
Verb - Future Participle Passive - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.


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