Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

For this reason we must pay closer attention to the things we have heard, or we may drift away,

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

Holman Bible

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

A Conservative Version

Because of this we ought to give more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest we might slip away.

American Standard Version

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest haply we drift away from them .

Amplified

Since all this is true, we ought to pay much closer attention than ever to the truths that we have heard, lest in any way we drift past [them] and slip away.

An Understandable Version

So [then], we [Christians] should pay closer attention to the things we have heard, so that we do not drift away from [believing and practicing] them.

Anderson New Testament

Therefore, we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest we let them glide away.

Bible in Basic English

For this reason there is the more need for us to give attention to the things which have come to our ears, for fear that by chance we might be slipping away.

Common New Testament

Therefore we must pay more careful attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Therefore we ought to give the greater attention to the things we have heard, for fear we should abandon the gospel.

Darby Translation

For this reason we should give heed more abundantly to the things we have heard, lest in any way we should slip away.

Godbey New Testament

Therefore it behooves us the more earnestly to give heed to the things which we have heard, lest at some time we may leak out.

Goodspeed New Testament

This is why we must give the very closest attention to the message we have heard, to keep from ever losing our hold upon it.

John Wesley New Testament

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

For this ought we to hold above measure to the things heard, lest we slip away.

King James 2000

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Because of this, [it is] all the more necessary [that] we pay attention to the [things] we have heard, lest we drift away.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore we ought to give the more heed to the things which we have heard, lest we perish.

Moffatt New Testament

We must therefore pay closer attention to what we have heard, in case we drift away.

Montgomery New Testament

For this reason we must pay the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, for fear we should drift away.

NET Bible

Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore we ought to pay greater attention to the things that were heard, so that we will not drift away.

Noyes New Testament

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest haply we let them slip.

Sawyer New Testament

We ought therefore to attend the more to the things which we heard, lest at any time we should glide away [from them].

The Emphasized Bible

For this cause, it behoveth us, with unwonted firmness, to be holding fast unto the things that have been heard, lest, at any time, we drift away.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

FOR this reason we ought to attend more diligently to the things which have been heard, lest by any means we let them flow by us.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore we must give still more heed to what we were taught, for fear we should drift away.

Webster

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

Weymouth New Testament

For this reason we ought to pay the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, for fear we should drift away from them.

Williams New Testament

This is why we must pay much closer attention to the message once heard, to keep from drifting to one side.

World English Bible

Therefore we ought to pay greater attention to the things that were heard, lest perhaps we drift away.

Worrell New Testament

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.

Worsley New Testament

For this reason we ought the more earnestly to attend to what we have heard, least by any means we should be found deficient.

Youngs Literal Translation

Because of this it behoveth us more abundantly to take heed to the things heard, lest we may glide aside,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

we
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

δεῖ 
Dei 
Usage: 72

to give
προσέχω 
Prosecho 
Usage: 15

περισσοτέρως 
Perissoteros 
Usage: 13

προσέχω 
Prosecho 
Usage: 15

to the things which we have heard
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

μήποτε μήποτε 
mepote 
lest, lest at any time, whether or not, lest haply , if peradventure, no ... not at all, not tr
Usage: 12

we should let
παραῤῥυέω 
Pararrhueo 
Usage: 1

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Hebrews 2:1

References

Fausets

Images Hebrews 2:1

Prayers for Hebrews 2:1

Context Readings

Warning Not To Neglect Salvation

1 For this reason we must pay closer attention to the things we have heard, or we may drift away, 2 because if the message spoken by angels was reliable, and every violation and act of disobedience received its just punishment,


Cross References

Proverbs 3:21

My son, do not let wisdom leave your sight. Carefully observe sound judgment and discernment,

Deuteronomy 4:9

Only guard yourselves carefully so you won't forget the things that you saw and let them slip from your mind for the rest of your life. Tell them to your children and to your grandchildren.

Deuteronomy 4:23

Be careful! Otherwise, you will forget the covenant of the LORD your God, who established that covenant with you. Don't make carved images of any likeness in violation of everything that you were commanded by the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 32:46-47

he told them, "Take to heart my entire testimony against you today. Command your children to observe carefully every word of this Law,

Joshua 23:11-12

"So be very diligent to love the LORD your God,

1 Chronicles 22:13

Then you will be successful, if you keep on observing the statutes and ordinances that the LORD commanded Moses concerning Israel. Be strong, be courageous, and never give in to fear or dismay.

Psalm 119:9

How can a young man keep his behavior pure? By guarding it in accordance with your word.

Proverbs 2:1-6

My son, if you accept my words, and treasure my instructions

Proverbs 4:1-4

Listen, children, to your father's instruction, and pay attention in order to gain understanding.

Proverbs 4:20-22

My son, pay attention to my words, and listen closely to what I say.

Proverbs 7:1-2

My son, guard what I say and treasure my commands.

Matthew 16:9

Don't you understand yet? Don't you remember the five loaves for the 5,000 and how many baskets you collected,

Mark 8:18

Do you have eyes, but fail to see? Do you have ears, but fail to hear? Don't you remember?

Luke 8:15

But the ones on the good soil are the people who hear the word but also hold on to it with good and honest hearts, producing a crop through endurance."

Luke 9:44

"Listen carefully to these words. The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands."

Hebrews 1:1-2

God, having spoken in former times in fragmentary and varied fashion to our forefathers by the prophets,

Hebrews 2:2-4

because if the message spoken by angels was reliable, and every violation and act of disobedience received its just punishment,

Hebrews 12:5

You have forgotten the encouragement that is addressed to you as sons: "My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's discipline or give up when you are corrected by him.

Hebrews 12:25-26

See to it that you do not ignore the one who is speaking. For if the hearers did not escape when they ignored the one who warned them on earth, how much less will we escape if we turn away from the one who is from heaven!

2 Peter 1:12-13

Therefore, I intend to keep on reminding you about these things, even though you already know them and are firmly established in the truth that you now have.

2 Peter 1:15

And I will make every effort to see that you will always remember these things after I am gone.

2 Peter 3:1

Dear friends, this is now the second of two letters I am writing to you, in which I have been trying to stimulate your pure minds by reminding you

Habakkuk 1:6

Watch out! For I am bringing in the Chaldeans, that cruel and impetuous people, who sweep across the earth dispossessing people from homes not their own.

Habakkuk 2:16

You are filled with dishonor instead of glory. So go ahead, drink and be naked! The LORD will turn against you, and utter disgrace will debase your reputation.

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