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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Hebrews 3



Verse 1

holy. See Acts 9:13.

brethren. i.e. of one another.

partakers. Greek. metochos. See Hebrews 1:9.

heavenly. Greek. epouranios. See John 3:12.

calling. Compare Hebrews 12:25.

consider. App-133.

Apostle. Only here applied to the Lord. App-189

profession. Greek. homologia. See 2 Corinthians 9:13.

Christ. The texts omit.

Jesus. App-98.

Verse 2

faithful. Greek. pistos. App-150.

also Moses = Moses also. See Romans 5:14. The name occurs eleven times in Hebrews.

Verse 3

this Man = He.

counted worthy. Greek. axioo. See Acts 15:38.

glory. Seep. 1511.

than. Greek. para. See Hebrews 1:4. four in Gospels ("prepare"). See Matthew 11:10; &c.

Verse 4

some man = some one. Greek. tis. App-123.

God. App-98.

Verse 5

servant. Greek. therapon. App-190. Used of Moses. EX. Hebrews 14:31 (Septuagint)

to be spoken after = about to be spoken. Greek. laleo. App-121.

Verse 6

Christ. App-98.

a Son = Son. App-108. See Hebrews 1:2.

own. Omit.

if. Greek. ean. App-118.

hold fast. Greek. katecho. See 2 Thessalonians 2:6.

confidence. Greek. parrhesia. See Acts 4:13; Acts 28:31.

rejoicing. Greek. kauchema. See Romans 4:2.

firm. Same as "stedfast", Hebrews 3:14.

Verse 7

Holy Ghost. App-101.

will = should.

Verse 8

Harden. Greek. skleruno. See Acts 19:9.

provocation. Greek. parapikrasmos. Only here and Hebrews 3:15. Used in the Septuagint in Psalms 95:8, from which this is quoted. Compare Hebrews 3:16.

in = according to. Greek. kata. App-104.

Verse 9

proved. Greek. dokimazo, to put to the test, but the texts read en dokimasia, in, or by, a testing.

saw. Greek. eidon. App-133.

Verse 10

grieved. Greek. prosochtizo. Only here and Hebrews 3:17. Many times in the Septuagint, including Psalms 95:10, whence this is quoted.

that. The texts read "this".

generation. Greek. genea, nation, or race. Primarily of those in wilderness, prophetically of whole race.

alway. App-151.

have . . . known = knew. Greek. ginosko. App-132.

Verse 11

They, &c. Literally If (App-118. a) they shall.

into. Greek. eis. App-104.

rest. Greek. katapausis. See Acts 7:49.

Verse 12

Take heed. Greek. blepo. App-133.

lest. Greek. me. App-105.

any = any one. Greek. tis. App-123.

evil. Greek. poneros. App-128.

departing = falling away. Compare Luke 8:13. 1 Timothy 4:1.

living God. See Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 10:31; Hebrews 12:22. Acts 14:15. Compare Deuteronomy 5:26.

Verse 13

exhort. Greek. parakaleo. App-134.

daily. Literally according to (Greek. kata, as Hebrews 3:8) each day.

lest = in order that (Greek. hina) not (Greek. me).

deceitfulness. Greek. apate. See Ephesians 4:22.

sin. Greek. hamartia. App-128.

Verse 14

are made = have become.

beginning. Greek. arche. See App-172.

confidence. Greek. hupostasis. See Hebrews 1:3.

stedfast. See Hebrews 3:6 with Hebrews 2:2.

Verse 15

While, &c. Literally In (Greek. en) its being said. i.e. the exhortation of Hebrews 3:13 is to them. Compare verses: Hebrews 3:7, Hebrews 3:8.

Verse 16

some. Greek. tines. App-124.

when . . . heard = having heard.

provoke. Greek. parapikraino. Only here. Often in the Septuagint

out of. Greek. ek. App-104.

Verse 17

had. Omit.

sinned. Greek. hamartano. App-128.

carcases. Greek. kolon. Only here. See Numbers 14:29 (Septuagint)

Verse 18

but = if not. Greek. ei me.

believed not = disbelieved or disobeyed. Greek. apeitheo. Compare App-128. Hebrews 3:1, and Romans 2:8; Romans 10:21.

Verse 19

So = And.

see. Greek. blepo, as in Hebrews 3:12.

because of. Greek. dia. App-104. Hebrews 3:2.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Hebrews 3:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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