Parallel Verses

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,

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

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.

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,

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 Follow peace with everyone and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord: 15 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, 16 lest there be any fornicator or profane person as Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.



Cross References

Galatians 5:4

Ye are empty of the Christ, whosoever of you that justify yourselves by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

Hebrews 3:12

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unfaithfulness, to depart from the living God.

Deuteronomy 29:18

Peradventure there shall be among you 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 Gentiles; peradventure there shall be among you a root that bears poison and wormwood;

2 Corinthians 6:1

We then, as workers together with him, exhort you also that ye have not received the grace of God in vain.

Deuteronomy 4:9

Therefore, take heed to thyself and keep thy soul diligently lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life, but teach them to thy sons and thy sons' sons.

Hebrews 4:1

Let us, therefore, fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

Joshua 7:25-26

And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? The LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones and burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones.

Joshua 22:17-20

Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we are not cleansed until this day, for which there was a plague in the congregation of the LORD?

1 Kings 14:16

And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who sinned and who has made Israel sin.

Proverbs 4:23

Above all else, guard thy heart; for out of it flows the issues of life.

Isaiah 5:4

What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? Therefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, did it bring forth wild grapes?

Isaiah 5:7

For the vineyard of the LORD of the hosts is the house of Israel and every man of Judah his pleasant plant; and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

Jeremiah 2:21

Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, a seed of Truth, all of her; how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?

Matthew 7:16-18

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Luke 22:32

but I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not; and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

Acts 20:30-31

Also from among your own selves, men shall arise, speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after themselves.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Know ye not that those who run in a race indeed all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that ye may obtain it.

1 Corinthians 10:12

Therefore let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

1 Corinthians 13:8

Charity is never lost, but prophecies shall come to an end, tongues shall cease, and knowledge shall come to an end.

1 Corinthians 15:33

Be not deceived: evil companions corrupt good character.

2 Corinthians 13:5

Examine yourselves whether ye are in the faith; prove your own selves. Do ye not know your own selves if Jesus Christ is in you? Unless ye are reprobates.

Galatians 2:13

And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him, insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their hypocrisy.

Ephesians 5:3

But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not be once named among you as becomes saints,

Colossians 3:5

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil lust, and covetousness, which is idolatry;

2 Timothy 2:16-17

But avoid profane and vain wordiness, for it will develop into ungodliness.

Hebrews 2:1-2

Therefore, it is necessary that we with more diligence keep the things which we have heard, so that we do not fall.

Hebrews 4:11

Let us therefore make haste to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.

Hebrews 6:11

But we desire that each one of you show the same diligence until the end for the fulfillment of your hope,

Hebrews 10:23-35

let us hold fast the profession of our hope without wavering (for he is faithful that promised).

2 Peter 1:10

Therefore, brethren, give all the more diligence to make your calling and election sure; for doing these things, ye shall never fall.

2 Peter 2:1-2

But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who covertly shall bring in destructive sects and shall deny the Lord that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking arrogant words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from those who converse in error,

2 Peter 3:11

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

2 Peter 3:14

Therefore, beloved, seeing that ye hope for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot and blameless.

2 John 1:8

Look to yourselves, that we not lose those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a fulfilled reward.

Jude 1:20-21

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves upon your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

Exodus 32:21

And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people do unto thee that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?

Deuteronomy 32:32

Therefore, their vine is of the vine of Sodom and of the fields of Gomorrah; their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are very bitter.

Joshua 6:18

But keep yourselves from the anathema, that ye not touch nor take any thing of the anathema so that ye not make the camp of Israel anathema and trouble it.

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