Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;

King James Version

Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

Holman Bible

See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.

International Standard Version

See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up and causes you trouble, or many of you will become defiled.

A Conservative Version

Looking carefully lest any man fall short, away from the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness sprouting up would cause trouble, and by this many may be defiled,

American Standard Version

looking carefully lest there be any man that falleth short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you , and thereby the many be defiled;

Amplified

Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God's grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing), in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it -- "

An Understandable Version

Look carefully [at how you are living] so that no one falls away from God's unearned favor, and that no "poisonous plant sprouts up" to cause trouble and corrupt many people [Note: This is an analogy from Deut. 29:16-18 being used as a warning against the evil influence of wicked people],

Anderson New Testament

taking care, lest any one slight the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness spring up and trouble you, and by this many be defiled;

Bible in Basic English

Looking with care to see that no man among you in his behaviour comes short of the grace of God; for fear that some bitter root may come up to be a trouble to you, and that some of you may be made unclean by it;

Common New Testament

See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness spring up and cause trouble, and by it many become defiled;

Daniel Mace New Testament

take care not to deprive yourselves of the divine favour: and that no poisonous root spring up, and spread a general infection among you.

Darby Translation

watching lest there be any one who lacks the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it;

Godbey New Testament

looking diligently lest any one may fail from the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up may trouble you, and through it many may be defiled;

Goodspeed New Testament

Be careful that no one fails to gain God's favor, or some poisonous root may come up to trouble and contaminate you all??16 some immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his very birthright for one single meal.

John Wesley New Testament

Looking diligently, lest any one fall from the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled: Lest there be any fornicator or profane person,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

looking diligently that no one deviate from the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up impede you, and thereby many be defiled,

Julia Smith Translation

Observing narrowly lest any be failing of the grace of God: lest any root of bitterness springing forth aloft give trouble, and by this many be defiled;

King James 2000

Looking diligently lest any man fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Take care [that] no one falls short of the grace of God; [that] no one growing up [like] a root of bitterness causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;

Modern King James verseion

looking diligently lest any fail of the grace of God, or lest any root of bitterness springing up disturb you, and by it many are defiled,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And look to, that no man be destitute of the grace of God, and that no root of bitterness spring up and trouble; and thereby many be defiled:

Moffatt New Testament

see to it that no one misses the grace of God, that no root of bitterness grows up to be a trouble by contaminating all the rest of you;

Montgomery New Testament

Look carefully that there be no one who falls back from the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springs up to trouble you, and by its means many become defiled.

NET Bible

See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, that no one be like a bitter root springing up and causing trouble, and through him many become defiled.

New Heart English Bible

looking carefully lest there be any man who falls short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it;

New simplified Bible

See that no one misses the grace of God; that no bitter root spring up to cause trouble and defile many.

Noyes New Testament

looking diligently, lest any one come short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and the many be thereby defiled;

Sawyer New Testament

taking care that no one may come short of the grace of God, that no root of bitterness springing up may make trouble and by it many be defiled,

The Emphasized Bible

Using oversight - lest any one be falling behind from the favour of God, - lest any root of bitterness, springing up above, be causing trouble, and, through it, the many, be defiled:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

carefully observing lest any of you fail of attaining the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and by it many be defiled;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Take care that no one fails to use the loving help of God, 'that no bitterness is allowed to take root and spring up, and cause trouble,' and so poison the whole community.

Webster

Looking diligently, lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up, trouble you, and by it many be defiled;

Weymouth New Testament

Be carefully on your guard lest there be any one who falls back from the grace of God; lest any root bearing bitter fruit spring up and cause trouble among you, and through it the whole brotherhood be defiled;

Williams New Testament

Continue to look after one another, that no one fails to gain God's spiritual blessing; or some evil like a bitter root may spring up and trouble you, and many of you be contaminated by it --

World English Bible

looking carefully lest there be any man who falls short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it;

Worrell New Testament

looking carefully, lest there be any one falling short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness, springing up, trouble you, and through it many be defiled;

Worsley New Testament

looking to it, least there be any one falling short of the grace of God, least any root of bitterness springing up should be troublesome, and by it many be defiled:

Youngs Literal Translation

looking diligently over lest any one be failing of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up may give trouble, and through this many may be defiled;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐπισκοπέω 
Episkopeo 
Usage: 2

μή 
me 
μή 
me 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
Usage: 493
Usage: 493

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

ὑστερέω 
Hustereo 
lack , be behind , want , come short , be in want , fail , come behind , be destitute ,
Usage: 13

of
ἀπό 
Apo 
from , of , out of , for , off , by , at , in , since 9 , on , not tr. , .
Usage: 490

the grace
χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151

of God
θεός 
theos 
God , god , godly , God-ward ,
Usage: 1151

any
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

ῥίζα 
Rhiza 
Usage: 11

πικρία 
Pikria 
Usage: 4

φύω 
Phuo 
spring up , spring , as soon as it be sprung up
Usage: 1

up
ἄνω 
Ano 
above , up , high , brim
Usage: 8

ἐνοχλέω 
Enochleo 
Usage: 1

you, and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

διά 
Dia 
by , through , with , for , for ... sake , therefore , for this cause , because ,
Usage: 527

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
many , much , great ,
Usage: 292

Devotionals

Devotionals about Hebrews 12:15

References

Easton

Fausets

Images Hebrews 12:15

Context Readings

A Serious Warning Against Refusing God

14 Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled; 16 that there be no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.



Cross References

Galatians 5:4

You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

Hebrews 3:12

Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God.

Deuteronomy 29:18

so that there will not be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations; that there will not be among you a root bearing poisonous fruit and wormwood.

2 Corinthians 6:1

And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain--

Deuteronomy 4:9

"Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.

Hebrews 4:1

Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it.

Joshua 7:25-26

Joshua said, "Why have you troubled us? The LORD will trouble you this day." And all Israel stoned them with stones; and they burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones.

Joshua 22:17-20

'Is not the iniquity of Peor enough for us, from which we have not cleansed ourselves to this day, although a plague came on the congregation of the LORD,

1 Kings 14:16

"He will give up Israel on account of the sins of Jeroboam, which he committed and with which he made Israel to sin."

Proverbs 4:23

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.

Isaiah 5:4

"What more was there to do for My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why, when I expected it to produce good grapes did it produce worthless ones?

Isaiah 5:7

For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel And the men of Judah His delightful plant Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.

Jeremiah 2:21

"Yet I planted you a choice vine, A completely faithful seed How then have you turned yourself before Me Into the degenerate shoots of a foreign vine?

Matthew 7:16-18

"You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?

Luke 22:32

but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers."

Acts 20:30-31

and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough?

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

1 Corinthians 10:12

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.

1 Corinthians 13:8

Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.

1 Corinthians 15:33

Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."

2 Corinthians 13:5

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you--unless indeed you fail the test?

Galatians 2:13

The rest of the Jews joined him in hypocrisy, with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy.

Ephesians 5:3

But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;

Colossians 3:5

Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

2 Timothy 2:16-17

But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,

Hebrews 2:1-2

For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.

Hebrews 4:11

Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.

Hebrews 6:11

And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,

Hebrews 10:23-35

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;

2 Peter 1:10

Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;

2 Peter 2:1-2

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,

2 Peter 3:11

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,

2 Peter 3:14

Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,

2 John 1:8

Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.

Jude 1:20-21

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

Exodus 32:21

Then Moses said to Aaron, "What did this people do to you, that you have brought such great sin upon them?"

Deuteronomy 32:32

"For their vine is from the vine of Sodom, And from the fields of Gomorrah; Their grapes are grapes of poison, Their clusters, bitter.

Joshua 6:18

"But as for you, only keep yourselves from the things under the ban, so that you do not covet them and take some of the things under the ban, and make the camp of Israel accursed and bring trouble on it.



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