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Hebrews 3:14

ESV For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
NIV We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end.
NASB For we have become partakers of Christ if we keep the beginning of our commitment firm until the end,
CSB For we have become participants in Christ if we hold firmly until the end the reality that we had at the start.
NLT For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.
KJV For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

What does Hebrews 3:14 mean?

The context of this passage is set up by quotations from Psalm 95. That passage warns Israel not to fall into the same error as they did in the desert after the Exodus. When Israel failed to trust in God, they were disciplined with forty years of wandering, and most of that generation lost the opportunity to see victory in the Promised Land. In the same way, the writer of Hebrews is warning Christians not to forfeit their spiritual blessings by failing to "hold fast" their faith and obedience to God (Hebrews 3:6).

With that idea in mind, the author states that those who do maintain their trust and obedience "have come to share" in Christ. This is from the Greek word metochoi, which is translated as "share," or "partakers." This is the same term, with the same basic meaning, as used in Hebrews 3:1. If we are faithful, we can share in the partnership Christ offers to us (Revelation 2:26–27). If we do not, and we fall into sin through an evil heart (Hebrews 3:12), then the same discipline which came to Israel in the desert is waiting for us, instead.
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