Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Make sure 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.

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;

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;

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 
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 
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 
Usage: 292

Devotionals

Devotionals about Hebrews 12:15

References

Easton

Fausets

Images Hebrews 12:15

Prayers for Hebrews 12:15

Context Readings

A Serious Warning Against Refusing God

14 Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness—without it no one will see the Lord. 15 Make sure 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. 16 And make sure that there isn’t any immoral or irreverent person like Esau, who sold his birthright in exchange for one meal.



Cross References

Galatians 5:4

You who are trying to be justified by the law are alienated from Christ; you have fallen from grace.

Hebrews 3:12

Watch out, brothers, so that there won’t be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that departs from the living God.

Deuteronomy 29:18

Be sure there is no man, woman, clan, or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the Lord our God to go and worship the gods of those nations. Be sure there is no root among you bearing poisonous and bitter fruit.

2 Corinthians 6:1

Working together with Him, we also appeal to you, “Don’t receive God’s grace in vain.”

Deuteronomy 4:9

“Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don’t forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don’t slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.

Hebrews 4:1

Therefore, while the promise to enter His rest remains, let us fear that none of you should miss it.

Joshua 7:25-26

Joshua said, “Why have you troubled us? Today the Lord will trouble you!” So all Israel stoned them to death. They burned their bodies, threw stones on them,

Joshua 22:17-20

Wasn’t the sin of Peor, which brought a plague on the Lord’s community, enough for us, so that we have not cleansed ourselves from it even to this day,

1 Kings 14:16

He will give up Israel because of Jeroboam’s sins that he committed and caused Israel to commit.”

Proverbs 4:23

Guard your heart above all else,
for it is the source of life.

Isaiah 5:4

What more could I have done for My vineyard
than I did?
Why, when I expected a yield of good grapes,
did it yield worthless grapes?

Isaiah 5:7

For the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts
is the house of Israel,
and the men of Judah,
the plant He delighted in.
He looked for justice
but saw injustice,
for righteousness,
but heard cries of wretchedness.

Jeremiah 2:21

I planted you, a choice vine
from the very best seed.
How then could you turn into
a degenerate, foreign vine?

Matthew 7:16-18

You’ll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles?

Luke 22:32

But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

Acts 20:30-31

And men will rise up from your own number with deviant doctrines to lure the disciples into following them.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast permeates the whole batch of dough?

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Don’t you know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way to win the prize.

1 Corinthians 10:12

So, whoever thinks he stands must be careful not to fall.

1 Corinthians 13:8

Love never ends.
But as for prophecies,
they will come to an end;
as for languages, they will cease;
as for knowledge, it will come to an end.

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 yourselves not recognize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless you fail the test.

Galatians 2:13

Then the rest of the Jews joined his hypocrisy, so that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy.

Ephesians 5:3

But sexual immorality and any impurity or greed should not even be heard of among you, as is proper for saints.

Colossians 3:5

Therefore, put to death what belongs to your worldly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry.

2 Timothy 2:16-17

But avoid irreverent, empty speech, for this will produce an even greater measure of godlessness.

Hebrews 2:1-2

We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away.

Hebrews 4:11

Let us then make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall into the same pattern of disobedience.

Hebrews 6:11

Now we want each of you to demonstrate the same diligence for the final realization of your hope,

Hebrews 10:23-35

Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

2 Peter 1:10

Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble.

2 Peter 2:1-2

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves.

2 Peter 2:18

For by uttering boastful, empty words, they seduce, with fleshly desires and debauchery, people who have barely escaped from those who live in error.

2 Peter 3:11

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

2 Peter 3:14

Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found at peace with Him without spot or blemish.

2 John 1:8

Watch yourselves so you don’t lose what we have worked for, but that you may receive a full reward.

Jude 1:20-21

But you, dear friends, as you build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit,

Exodus 32:21

Then Moses asked Aaron, “What did these people do to you that you have led them into such a grave sin?”

Deuteronomy 32:32

For their vine is from the vine of Sodom
and from the fields of Gomorrah.
Their grapes are poisonous;
their clusters are bitter.

Joshua 6:18

But keep yourselves from the things set apart, or you will be set apart for destruction. If you take any of those things, you will set apart the camp of Israel for destruction and bring disaster on it.

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