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Hebrews 3:14

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— for we are become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end:
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— for we are become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end:
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For we are become companions of the Christ if indeed we hold the beginning of the assurance firm to the end;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, partners of the Christ, have we become,—if, at least, the beginning of the confidence, throughout, firm, we hold fast:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for partakers we have become of the Christ, if the beginning of the confidence unto the end we may hold fast,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For we are made partakers of Christ: yet so, if we hold the beginning of his substance firm unto the end.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— For we are made partakers of Christ, if we keepe sure vnto the ende that beginning, wherewith we are vpholden,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For wee are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast vnto the end.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— For we are made partakers of Christ, if from the beginning to the very end we hold steadfast to this true covenant,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— FOR we are made participators with the Meshiha, if, from the beginning and unto the end, in this very standing we steadfastly persist.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For we have part with the Messiah, if we persevere in this firm confidence, from the beginning to the end:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
we are made 1096
{1096} Prime
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
<5754> Grammar
Tense - Second Perfect (See G5782)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 97
partakers 3353
{3353} Prime
From G3348; participant, that is, (as noun) a sharer; by implication an associate.
of Christ, 5547
{5547} Prime
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
if 1437
{1437} Prime
From G1487 and G0302; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty.
{4007} Prime
From the base of G4008; an enclitic particle significant of abundance (thoroughness), that is, emphasis; much, very or ever.
we hold 2722
{2722} Prime
From G2596 and G2192; to hold down (fast), in various applications (literally or figuratively).
<5632> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 449
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
beginning 746
{0746} Prime
From G0756; (properly abstract) a commencement, or (concrete) chief (in various applications of order, time, place or rank).
of our confidence 5287
{5287} Prime
From a compound of G5259 and G2476; a setting under (support), that is, (figuratively) concretely essence, or abstractly assurance (objectively or subjectively).
stedfast 949
{0949} Prime
From the base of G0939 (through the idea of basality); stable (literally or figuratively).
unto 3360
{3360} Prime
From G3372; as far as, that is, up to a certain point (as preposition of extent [denoting the terminus, whereas G0891 refers especially to the space of time or place intervening] or conjugation).
the end; 5056
{5056} Prime
From a primary word τέλλω [[tello]] (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly the point aimed at as a limit, that is, (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination [literally, figuratively or indefinitely], result [immediate, ultimate or prophetic], purpose); specifically an impost or levy (as paid).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 3:14

_ _ For, etc. — enforcing the warning, Hebrews 3:12.

_ _ partakers of Christ — (Compare Hebrews 3:1, Hebrews 3:6). So “partakers of the Holy Ghost” (Hebrews 6:4).

_ _ holdGreek, “hold fast.”

_ _ the beginning of our confidence — that is, the confidence (literally, substantial, solid confidence) of faith which we have begun (Hebrews 6:11; Hebrews 12:2). A Christian so long as he is not made perfect, considers himself as a beginner [Bengel].

_ _ unto the end — unto the coming of Christ (Hebrews 12:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 3:7-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 3:14

For we are made partakers of Christ — And we shall still partake of him and all his benefits, if we hold fast our faith unto the end. If — But not else; and a supposition made by the Holy Ghost is equal to the, strongest assertion. Both the sentiment and the manner of expression are the same as Hebrews 3:6.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hebrews 3:14

(8) For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the (k) beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

(8) Now he considers these words, "If you hear his voice" showing that they are spoken and meant of the hearing of faith, opposite which he places hardening through unbelief.

(k) That beginning of trust and confidence: in the speech of the Hebrews, he calls "beginning" that which is chiefest.

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we are:

Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
Hebrews 6:4 For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
Hebrews 12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened [us] after their own pleasure; but he for [our] profit, that [we] might be partakers of his holiness.
Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
1 Corinthians 9:23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with [you].
1 Corinthians 10:17 For we [being] many are one bread, [and] one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
1 Timothy 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise [them], because they are brethren; but rather do [them] service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
1 Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.


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 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
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Ro 11:17. 1Co 1:30; 9:23; 10:17. Ep 3:6. 1Ti 6:2. He 3:1, 6; 6:4, 11; 12:10. 1P 4:13; 5:1. 1Jn 1:3.

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