Hebrews 3:2
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English Standard Version
who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house.

King James Bible
Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

American Standard Version
who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also was Moses in all his house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who is faithful to him that made him, as was also Moses in all his house.

English Revised Version
who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also was Moses in all his house.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

Weymouth New Testament
How faithful He was to Him who appointed Him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's house!

Hebrews 3:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Who was faithful (πιστὸν ὄντα)

Rend. "is faithful." A general designation of inherent character. He is faithful as he ever was.

To him that appointed him (τῷ ποιήσαντι αὐτὸν)

Constituted him apostle and high priest. Some render created, referring to Christ's humanity or to his eternal generation. So the Old Latin, creatori suo; but this does not suit the context. Ποιεῖν often in Class. in the sense of institute, as sacrifices, funerals, assemblies, etc., and in the middle voice of adoption as a son. See 1 Samuel 12:6; Mark 3:14; Acts 2:36.

As also Moses (ὡς καὶ Μωυσῆς)

The highest example of human fidelity known to the readers.

In all his house (ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ οἴκῳ αὐτοῦ)

Const. with was faithful. Jesus was faithful even as Moses was faithful.

The subject of the high-priesthood of Christ, introduced in this verse, is not carried out in detail by showing the superiority of Jesus to earthly high priests. This is reserved for chs. 5-7. Instead, the writer proceeds to show that Christ is superior to Moses, as he has already shown his superiority to angels. He will thus have shown Christ's superiority to both the agencies by which the old covenant was mediated. The subject is a delicate one to treat for Jewish readers to whom Moses was the object of the deepest veneration; but the treatment displays tact by placing Moses in the foreground beside Christ as an example of fidelity to his commission. Justice is thus done to the familiar historical record, and to God's own testimony, Numbers 12:7. The general sense of the comparison is that Moses was as faithful as any servant in a house can be, while Christ was not a servant in the house, but a son, and displayed his fidelity in that capacity.

Hebrews 3:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

faithful. ch..

Hebrews 2:17 Why in all things it behooved him to be made like to his brothers...

John 6:38-40 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me...

John 7:18 He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks his glory that sent him, the same is true...

John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

John 17:4 I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which you gave me to do.

appointed. Gr. made.

1 Samuel 12:6 And Samuel said to the people, It is the LORD that advanced Moses and Aaron, and that brought your fathers up out of the land of Egypt.

as.

Hebrews 3:5 And Moses truly was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;

Numbers 12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all my house.

Deuteronomy 4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me...

1 Timothy 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

all.

Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we...

Ephesians 2:22 In whom you also are built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that you may know how you ought to behave yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God...

Cross References
Exodus 40:16
This Moses did; according to all that the LORD commanded him, so he did.

Numbers 12:7
Not so with my servant Moses. He is faithful in all my house.

Hebrews 3:5
Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later,

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