Parallel Verses

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;

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

See to it that no one falls short of God’s grace; that no root of resentment springs up and causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;

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;

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;

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 all, and the holiness without which no one shall see the Lord; 15 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; 16 lest there be any fornicator or profane person, as Esau, who, for one meal, yielded up his own birth-right.



Cross References

Galatians 5:4

Ye were separated from Christ, whoever of you are being justified by law; ye fell out of grace;

Hebrews 3:12

Take heed, brethren, lest at any time there shall be in anyone of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God;

Hebrews 3:12

Take heed, brethren, lest at any time there shall be in anyone of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God;

2 Corinthians 6:1

And, working together with Him, we also entreat you that ye receive not the grace of God in vain

2 Corinthians 6:1

And, working together with Him, we also entreat you that ye receive not the grace of God in vain

Hebrews 4:1

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

Hebrews 4:1-26

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

Hebrews 4:1-20

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

Hebrews 4:1

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

Hebrews 4:1

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

Hebrews 4:1

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

Hebrews 4:1

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

Hebrews 4:1

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

Matthew 7:16-18

From their fruits ye shall recognize them. Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?

Luke 22:32

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

Acts 20:30-31

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

1 Corinthians 5:6

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

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

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

1 Corinthians 10:12

Wherefore, let him who thinks he is standing take heed, lest he fall.

1 Corinthians 13:8

Love never fails; but whether there be prophecies, they will be done away; whether there be tongues, they will cease; whether there be knowledge, it will be done away.

1 Corinthians 15:33

Be not deceived; evil companionships corrupt good morals.

2 Corinthians 13:5

Try yourselves, whether ye are in the faith; prove yourselves. Or know ye not as to yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you, unless ye be rejected?

Galatians 2:13

And the rest of the Jews also dissembled with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy.

Ephesians 5:3

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

Colossians 3:5

Make dead, therefore, your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which, indeed, is idolatry;

2 Timothy 2:16-17

But shun the profane babblings, for they will proceed to more ungodliness;

Hebrews 2:1-2

For this reason, it is needful that we give the more earnest heed to the things heard, lest at any time we drift past them.

Hebrews 4:11

Let us, therefore, give diligence to enter into that rest, that no one fall after the same example of unbelief.

Hebrews 6:11

And we desire that each of you show forth the same diligence to the full assurance of the hope to the end;

Hebrews 10:23-35

let us hold fast the confession of the hope without wavering (for faithful is He Who promised);

2 Peter 1:10

Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure; for, if ye do these things, ye shall in nowise ever stumble;

2 Peter 2:1-2

But there arose false prophets also among the people, as among you also there will be false teachers, who, indeed, will stealthily bring in destructive heresies, denying even the Master Who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction:

2 Peter 2:18

For, uttering great swelling words of vanity, they entice, in desires of the flesh, by their lasciviousness, those just escaping from those who live in error;

2 Peter 3:11

Seeing, therefore, that all these things are thus to be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conduct and godliness,

2 Peter 3:14

Wherefore, beloved, since ye are looking for these things, give diligence that ye be found in peace, without spot and blameless in His sight.

2 John 1:8

Take heed to yourselves, that ye lose not the things which we wrought, but that ye receive a full reward.

Jude 1:20-21

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

Jude 1:20

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

Jude 1:20

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

Jude 1:20

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

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