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Hebrews 3

 

 

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Introduction
1Christ is more worthy than Moses;
7therefore if we believe not in him, we shall be more worthy punishment than hardhearted Israel.

Verse 1
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
holy
Colossians 1:22; 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:27; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Peter 2:9; 3:5; 2 Peter 1:3-10; Revelation 18:20
partakers
14; Romans 11:17; 15:27; 1 Corinthians 9:23; 10:17; 2 Corinthians 1:7; Ephesians 3:6; Colossians 1:12; 1 Timothy 6:2; 1 Peter 5:1; 2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 1:3
the heavenly
Romans 1:6,7; 8:28-30; 9:24; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Ephesians 4:1,4; Philippians 3:14; 1 Thessalonians 2:12; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; 2:14; 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Peter 5:10; 2 Peter 1:10; Jude 1:1; Revelation 17:14
consider
Isaiah 1:3; 5:12; 41:20; Ezekiel 12:3; 18:28; Haggai 1:5; 2:15; John 20:27; 2 Timothy 2:7
the apostle
John 20:21; *Gr:; Romans 15:8
and
2:17; 4:14,15; 5:1-10; 6:20; 7:26; 8:1-3; 9:11; 10:21; Psalms 110:4

Verse 2
Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
faithful
2:17; John 6:38-40; 7:18; 8:29; 15:10; 17:4
appointed
Gr. made.
1 Samuel 12:6
as
5; Numbers 12:7; Deuteronomy 4:5; 1 Timothy 1:12
all
6; Ephesians 2:22; 1 Timothy 3:15

Verse 3
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.
this
6; 1:2-4; 2:9; Colossians 1:18
who
Zechariah 4:9; 6:12,13; Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 3:9; 1 Peter 2:5-7

Verse 4
For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
but
3; 1:2; Esther 2:10; 3:9

Verse 5
And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
faithful
2; Numbers 12:7; Matthew 24:45; 25:21; Luke 12:42; 16:10-12; 1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Timothy 1:12
as
Exodus 14:31; Deuteronomy 3:24; 34:5; Joshua 1:2,7,15; 8:31,33; Nehemiah 9:14; Psalms 105:26
for
8:5; 9:8-13,24; Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Luke 24:27,44; John 5:39,46,47; Acts 3:22,23; 7:37; 28:23; Romans 3:21; 1 Peter 1:10-12

Verse 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.
as
1:2; 4:14; Psalms 2:6,7,12; Isaiah 9:6,7; John 3:35,36; Revelation 2:18
whose
2,3; Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 2:21,22; 1 Timothy 3:15; 1 Peter 2:5
if
14; 4:11; 6:11; 10:23,35,38,39; Matthew 10:22; 24:13; Galatians 6:9; Colossians 1:23; Revelation 2:25; 3:11
rejoicing
Romans 5:2; 12:12; 15:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:16; 2 Thessalonians 2:16; 1 Peter 1:3-6,8

Verse 7
Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
as
9:8; 2 Samuel 23:2; Matthew 22:43; Mark 12:36; Acts 1:16; 28:25; 2 Peter 1:21
To-day
13,15; 4:7; Psalms 95:7-11; Proverbs 27:1; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Isaiah 55:6; 2 Corinthians 6:1,2; James 4:13-15
hear
Psalms 81:11,13; Isaiah 55:3; Matthew 17:5; John 5:25; 10:3,16,27; Revelation 3:20

Verse 8
Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
Harden
12,13; Exodus 8:15; 1 Samuel 6:6; 2 Kings 17:14; 2 Chronicles 30:8; 36:13; Nehemiah 9:16; Job 9:4; Proverbs 28:14; 29:1; Jeremiah 7:26; Ezekiel 3:7-9; Daniel 5:20; Zechariah 7:11,12; Matthew 13:15; Acts 19:9; Romans 2:5,6
as
Numbers 14:11,22,23; Deuteronomy 9:22-24; Psalms 78:56
of
Exodus 17:7; Deuteronomy 6:16; Psalms 78:18; 106:14; 1 Corinthians 10:9

Verse 9
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
and
Exodus 19:4; 20:22; Deuteronomy 4:3,9; 11:7; 29:2; Joshua 23:3; 24:7; Luke 7:22
forty
Numbers 14:33; Deuteronomy 8:2,4; Joshua 5:6; Amos 2:10; Acts 7:36; 13:8

Verse 10
Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
I was
Genesis 6:6; Judges 10:16; Psalms 78:40; Isaiah 63:10; Mark 3:5; Ephesians 4:30
err
12; Psalms 78:8; Isaiah 28:7; Hosea 4:12; John 3:19,20; 8:45; Romans 1:28; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
they have
Psalms 67:2; 95:10; 147:20; Jeremiah 4:22; Romans 3:7

Verse 11
So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
I sware
18,19; 4:3; Numbers 14:20-23,25,27-30,35; 32:10-13; Deuteronomy 1:34,35; 2:14
They shall not enter
Gr. If they shall enter. my rest.
4:9

Verse 12
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
Take
2:1-3; 12:15; Matthew 24:4; Mark 13:9,23,33; Luke 21:8; Romans 11:21; 1 Corinthians 10:12
an
10; Genesis 8:21; Jeremiah 2:13; 3:17; 7:24; 11:8; 16:12; 17:9; 18:12; Mark 7:21-23
in
10:38; 12:25; Job 21:14; 22:17; Psalms 18:21; Proverbs 1:32; Isaiah 59:13; Jeremiah 17:5; Hosea 1:2
the
1 Thessalonians 1:9

Verse 13
But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
exhort
10:24,25; Acts 11:23; 1 Thessalonians 2:11; 4:18; 5:11; 2 Timothy 4:2
daily
the deceitfulness
Proverbs 28:26; Isaiah 44:20; Obadiah 1:3; Romans 7:11; Ephesians 4:22; James 1:14

Verse 14
For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
we are
1; 6:4; 12:10; Romans 11:17; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 9:23; 10:17; Ephesians 3:6; 1 Timothy 6:2; 1 Peter 4:13; 5:1; 1 John 1:3
if
6; 6:11

Verse 15
While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
To day
7,8; 10:38,29

Verse 16
For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
some
9,10; Numbers 14:2,4; 26:65; Psalms 78:17
not
Numbers 14:24,30,38; Deuteronomy 1:36,38; Joshua 14:7-11; Romans 11:4,5

Verse 17
But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
with him
was it
Numbers 26:64,65; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
whose
Numbers 14:22,29,32,33; Deuteronomy 2:15,16; Jeremiah 9:22; Jude 1:5

Verse 18
And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
to whom
11; Numbers 14:30; Deuteronomy 1:34,35
but
Numbers 14:11; 20:12; Deuteronomy 1:26-32; 9:23; Psalms 106:24-26

Verse 19
So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Mark 16:16; John 3:18,36; 2 Thessalonians 2:12; 1 John 5:10; Jude 1:5

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Hebrews 3:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/hebrews-3.html.

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Saturday, August 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 14 / Ordinary 19
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