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Bible Commentaries

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. pist o s . 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. Heb 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. hin a) 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". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/hebrews-3.html. 1909-1922.