Hebrews 3:14

“For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For wee are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast vnto the end.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for we are become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if we keep the substance of the faith which we had at the start, even till the end, we have a part with Christ;
- Basic English Bible

For we are become companions of the Christ if indeed we hold the beginning of the assurance firm to the end;
- Darby Bible

For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end;
- Webster's Bible

For we have, all alike, become sharers with Christ, if we really hold our first confidence firm to the End;
- Weymouth Bible

For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm to the end:
- World English Bible

For we ben maad parceneris of Crist, if netheles we holden the bigynnyng of his substaunce sad in to the ende.
- Wycliffe Bible

for partakers we have become of the Christ, if the beginning of the confidence unto the end we may hold fast,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 3:14


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 #Heb 3:6|.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 3:14


Heb 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ. In fellowship with Christ, partakers of his benefits and glory. If we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end. If we persevere to the end. The Israelites started well, but did not persevere. The only final perseverance of the saints is to persevere until the work of life is over.

Discussion for Hebrews 3

  • A disciple
    Harry; very good observations, sir! Between the things in this part of the letter about becoming sluggish and letting slip away even the fundamental beginnings of a saved life in Christ; in ch. 10:32-33 implies that their 'falling away' was likely due to being no longer willing to be persecuted for Jesus' sake (just like you wrote) which will happen just as soon as we lose sight of our First Love.
  • Harry Banks
    The Jewish believers addressed in Hebrews were going through persecution and thus wanted to limit the Superiority of the Lord Jesus Christ comparing him to Moses who they honored as a prophet. They were missing the point that Jesus was not simply a prophet of God, but very God himself, it was appointed by God not only to live for Him but to suffer with Him proving true salvation through longevity
  • Irene123
    vs. 13,15 - The word TODAY written in capitals refers to this 'day' (time) of the age of Grace - when salvation in Acts 2: 38 is still available.
  • Steve morrow
    heb 3:1 wherefore holy brethren partakers of the heavenly calling consider the high priest of our profession CHRIST JESUS 3 for this man was counted worthy of more glory than moses inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honor than the house 4 for every house is builded by some man but he that built all things is GOD
  • Irene123
    " ..... suffering is not joy ..... " Well, God's word says different, by none other authority than Paul. But then some discount Him because of what GOD gave him concerning women in Cor. Even men discount him because of this. Anyway, as to joy in suffering for Christ (after all, didn't He suffer for us?) Heb.12:2; Jas. 1:2; 2 Cor. 6:10; 2 Cor. 11:23-27, v. 30.
  • Steve morrow
    colossians 1:21 and you that---were---sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled 1:22 in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight 1:23 ---IF---you continue in the faith grounded and settled and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you have heard and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven whereof I paul am made a minister 1 peter 1:23 being born again not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible by the word of GOD which liveth and abideth forever 1:24 FOR ALL FLESH IS AS GRASS AND ALL THE GLORY OF MAN AS THE FLOWER OF GRASS THE GRASS WITHERETH AND THE FLOWER THEREOF FALLETH AWAY 1:25 BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURETH FOREVER AND THIS IS THE WORD WHICH BY THE GOSPEL IS PREACHED UNTO YOU -------PSALM 119:139 MY ZEAL HATH CONSUMED ME BECAUSE MINE ENEMIES HAVE FORGOTTEN THY WORDS------- MATTHEW10:22 AND YOU SHALL BE HATED OF ALL MEN FOR MY NAMES SAKE BUT HE THAT ENDURETH TO THE END --- SHALL BE SAVED ---