Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you.

New American Standard Bible

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.

King James Version

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Holman Bible

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.

International Standard Version

Continue to follow and be submissive to your leaders, since they are watching over your souls as those who will have to give a word of explanation. By doing this, you will be letting them carry out their duties joyfully, and not with grief, for that would be harmful for you.

A Conservative Version

Have confidence in those who lead you, and yield yourselves, for they watch for your souls as men who will render account, so that they may do this with joy, and not groaning, for this is unprofitable for you.

American Standard Version

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit to them : for they watch in behalf of your souls, as they that shall give account; that they may do this with joy, and not with grief: for this were unprofitable for you.

Amplified

Obey your spiritual leaders and submit to them [continually recognizing their authority over you], for they are constantly keeping watch over your souls and guarding your spiritual welfare, as men who will have to render an account [of their trust]. [Do your part to] let them do this with gladness and not with sighing and groaning, for that would not be profitable to you [either].

An Understandable Version

[You should] obey your leaders [Note: This probably refers to church elders] and submit to their oversight, for they look out for [the welfare of] your souls as men who will give an accounting [for your spiritual progress]. [Be obedient], so that they will be able to do this joyfully and not with sorrow, for that would be unprofitable to you.

Anderson New Testament

Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive: for they watch for your souls, as those who must give an account; that they may do this with joy, and not with grief: for that would be fatal to you.

Bible in Basic English

Give ear to those who are rulers over you, and do as they say: for they keep watch over your souls, ready to give an account of them; let them be able to do this with joy and not with grief, because that would be of no profit to you.

Common New Testament

Obey your leaders and submit to them; for they are keeping watch over your souls, as men who will have to give account. Let them do this with joy, and not with grief, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Confide in your guides, and be respectful: that they who are vigilant, as being accountable for your souls, may discharge themselves with cheerfulness, and not with anxiety, which would be to your prejudice.

Darby Translation

Obey your leaders, and be submissive; for they watch over your souls as those that shall give account; that they may do this with joy, and not groaning, for this would be unprofitable for you.

Godbey New Testament

Obey your leaders, and be submissive: for they are watching for your souls, as they shall give an account that they may do this with joy and not with grief, for this is unprofitable to you.

Goodspeed New Testament

Obey your leaders and give way to them, for they are keeping watch in defense of your souls, as men accountable for the trust. Make their work a joy and not a grief, for that would be the worse for you.

John Wesley New Testament

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves; for they watch over your souls, as they that must give account; that they may do this with joy, and not with groans: for that is unprofitable for you.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Listen to your pastors, and do not resist them, for they watch for your souls as those that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief; for that is unprofitable for you.

Julia Smith Translation

Believe them guiding you, and yield: (for they watch vigilantly for your souls, as going to return the word.) that with joy they might do this, and not lamenting: for this unprofitable for you.

King James 2000

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Obey your leaders and submit [to them], for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not [with] groaning, for this [would be] unprofitable for you.

Modern King James verseion

Yield to those leading you, and be submissive, for they watch for your souls, as those who must give account, that they may do it with joy and not with grief; for that is unprofitable for you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Obey them that have the oversight of you, and submit yourselves to them, for they watch for your souls, even as they that must give accounts for them: that they may do it with joy, and not with grief. For that is an unprofitable thing for you.

Moffatt New Testament

Obey your leaders, submit to them; for they are alive to the interests of your souls, as men who will have to account for their trust. Let their work be a joy to them and not a grief ??which would be a loss to yourselves.

Montgomery New Testament

Obey your leaders and submit to them; for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who must give account; that they may do thus with joy and not with lamentation, for this would be unprofitable to you.

NET Bible

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls and will give an account for their work. Let them do this with joy and not with complaints, for this would be no advantage for you.

New Heart English Bible

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you.

Noyes New Testament

Obey your leaders, and submit yourselves to them; for they keep watch in behalf of your souls, as those who must give an account; that they may do this with joy, and not with grief; for this is not for your advantage.

Sawyer New Testament

Obey your guides and be in subjection; for they watch for your souls as having to give an account, that they may do this with joy and not with grief; for this is unprofitable for you.

The Emphasized Bible

Be yielding unto them who are guiding you, and submit yourselves; for they are watching over your souls, as having an account to render, that, with joy the same they may be doing, and not with sighing, - for, unprofitable unto you, were, this.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Obey your presidents, and be subject to them: for they are vigilant for your souls, as being to render an account, that they may do it with joy, and not groaning: for that would be disadvantageous for you.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Obey your Leaders, and submit to their control, for they are watching over your souls, as men who will have to render an account, so that they may do it with joy, and not in sorrow. That would not be to your advantage.

Webster

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Weymouth New Testament

Obey your leaders and be submissive to them. For they are keeping watch over your souls as those who will have to give account; that they may do this with joy and not with lamentation. For that would be of no advantage to you.

Williams New Testament

Continue to obey and to be submissive to your leaders, for they are ever watching in defense of your souls, as men who will have to give account of their trust. Treat them in this way, so that they may work with joy and not with grief.

Worrell New Testament

Obey those who are your leaders, and submit to them; for they watch in behalf of your souls, as those who are to give an account; that they may do this with joy, and not with sighing; for this would be unprofitable for you.

Worsley New Testament

Be ruled by those that are your guides, and submit to them: for they watch for your souls; (as those that must give an account) that they may do it with joy and not with uneasiness: for this were unprofitable for you.

Youngs Literal Translation

Be obedient to those leading you, and be subject, for these do watch for your souls, as about to give account, that with joy they may do this, and not sighing, for this is unprofitable to you.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
πείθω 
Peitho 
Usage: 52

ἡγέομαι 
hegeomai 
Usage: 27

you
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

and



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

ὑπείκω 
Hupeiko 
Usage: 1

for
γάρ 
Gar 
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
γάρ 
Gar 
Usage: 825
Usage: 138
Usage: 825


Usage: 0

G69
ἀγρυπνέω 
Agrupneo 
Usage: 2

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

ψυχή 
Psuche 
Usage: 62

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

ἀποδίδωμι 
Apodidomi 
Usage: 25

λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

ἵνα 
Hina 
τοῦτο 
Touto 
that, to,
this, therefore Trans, that, for this cause , wherefore , it, not tr,
Usage: 472
Usage: 232

they may do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

it
τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

with
μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

joy
χαρά 
Chara 
Usage: 44

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

with grief
στενάζω 
Stenazo 
Usage: 6

ἀλυσιτελής 
Alusiteles 
Usage: 1

References

Prayers for Hebrews 13:17

Context Readings

Concluding Ethical Instructions

16 But don't forget to be doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you. 18 Pray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to live honorably in all things.


Cross References

Acts 20:28

Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of the Lord and God which he purchased with his own blood.

Hebrews 13:7

Remember your leaders, men who spoke to you the word of God, and considering the results of their conduct, imitate their faith.

1 Corinthians 16:16

that you also be in subjection to such, and to everyone who helps in the work and labors.

1 Timothy 5:17

Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.

Genesis 16:9

The angel of Yahweh said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands."

Exodus 32:31

Moses returned to Yahweh, and said, "Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made themselves gods of gold.

1 Samuel 8:19

But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; and they said, "No; but we will have a king over us,

1 Samuel 15:19-20

Why then didn't you obey the voice of Yahweh, but took the spoils, and did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh?"

Proverbs 5:13

neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor turned my ear to those who instructed me!

Isaiah 62:6

I have set watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day nor night: you who call on Yahweh, take no rest,

Jeremiah 13:17

But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret for [your] pride; and my eye shall weep bitterly, and run down with tears, because Yahweh's flock is taken captive.

Ezekiel 3:17-21

Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word from my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Ezekiel 33:2

Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and tell them, When I bring the sword on a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and set him for their watchman;

Ezekiel 33:7-9

So you, son of man, I have set you a watchman to the house of Israel; therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Luke 16:2

He called him, and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.'

Acts 20:24-26

But these things don't count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.

Romans 14:12

So then each one of us will give account of himself to God.

1 Corinthians 4:1-2

So let a man think of us as Christ's servants, and stewards of God's mysteries.

2 Corinthians 5:10-11

For we must all be revealed before the judgment seat of Christ; that each one may receive the things in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

Ephesians 5:21

subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.

Philippians 1:4

always in every request of mine on behalf of you all making my requests with joy,

Philippians 2:12

So then, my beloved, even as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Philippians 2:16

holding up the word of life; that I may have something to boast in the day of Christ, that I didn't run in vain nor labor in vain.

Philippians 2:29

Receive him therefore in the Lord with all joy, and hold such in honor,

Philippians 3:18

For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weeping, as the enemies of the cross of Christ,

Philippians 4:1

Therefore, my brothers, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.

1 Thessalonians 2:19-20

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Isn't it even you, before our Lord Jesus at his coming?

1 Thessalonians 3:9-10

For what thanksgiving can we render again to God for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sakes before our God;

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you,

2 Thessalonians 3:14

If any man doesn't obey our word in this letter, note that man, that you have no company with him, to the end that he may be ashamed.

Hebrews 13:24

Greet all of your leaders and all the saints. The Italians greet you.

James 4:7

Be subject therefore to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Peter 5:2-3

Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion, but voluntarily, not for dishonest gain, but willingly;

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise, you younger ones, be subject to the elder. Yes, all of you clothe yourselves with humility, to subject yourselves to one another; for "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

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