3 1 Now he showeth how far inferior Moses is to Christ, 5, 6 even so much as the servant to the Master: and so he bringeth in certain exhortations and threatenings taken out of David, 8 against such as either stubbornly resist, 12 or else are very slow to obey.
1 Therefore, [a]holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly vocation, consider the [b]Apostle and high Priest of our [c]profession Christ Jesus:
2 [d]Who was faithful to him that hath [e]appointed him, [f]even as Moses was in all his house.
3 [g]For this man is counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he which hath builded the house, hath more honor than the house.
Hebrews 3:1Having laid the foundation, that is to say, declared and proved both the natures of one selfsame Christ, he giveth him three offices, to wit, the office of a Prophet, king, and Priest: and as touching the office of teaching and governing, compareth them with Moses and Joshua, unto verse 14 of the next Chapter, and with Aaron touching the Priesthood. And he propoundeth that which he purposeth to speak of, with a most grave exhortation, that all our faith may tend to Christ, as to the only everlasting teacher, governor, and high Priest.
Hebrews 3:1The Ambassador or messenger, as Rom. 1:5, he is called the minister of circumcision.
Hebrews 3:1Of the doctrine of the Gospel which we profess.
Hebrews 3:2He confirmeth this exhortation with two reasons, first of all because Christ Jesus was appointed such an one of God: secondly, because he thoroughly executed the offices that his Father enjoined him.
Hebrews 3:2Now he cometh to the comparison with Moses, and he maketh them like one to the other in this, that they were both appointed rulers over God’s house, and executed faithfully their office: but by and by after he showeth that there is great unlikeness in that similitude.
Hebrews 3:3The first comparison: The builder of the house is better than the house itself, therefore is Christ better than Moses. The reason of the consequent is this: because the builder of this house is God, which cannot be attributed to Moses: and therefore Moses was not properly the builder, but a part of the house: but Christ as Lord and God, made all this house.
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