Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,

King James Version

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

Holman Bible

how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first spoken by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him.

International Standard Version

how will we escape if we neglect a salvation as great as this? It was first proclaimed by the Lord himself, and then it was confirmed to us by those who heard him,

A Conservative Version

how will we escape, having neglected so great a salvation? Which first, having taken to be spoken by the Lord, was verified for us by those who heard;

American Standard Version

how shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation? which having at the first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them that heard;

Amplified

How shall we escape [appropriate retribution] if we neglect and refuse to pay attention to such a great salvation [as is now offered to us, letting it drift past us forever]? For it was declared at first by the Lord [Himself], and it was confirmed to us and proved to be real and genuine by those who personally heard [Him speak].

An Understandable Version

how will we escape [punishment] if we neglect such a great salvation? [For it was] first announced [to people] by the Lord and then confirmed to us [i.e., the writer and other Christians] by those who heard Him [i.e., the original apostles].

Anderson New Testament

how shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation? which at first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard him;

Bible in Basic English

What will come on us, if we do not give our minds to such a great salvation? a salvation of which our fathers first had knowledge through the words of the Lord, and which was made certain to us by those to whom his words came;

Common New Testament

how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was confirmed to us by those who heard him,

Daniel Mace New Testament

how shall we escape, if we neglect that salutary doctrine? which was first published by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those that heard him;

Darby Translation

how shall we escape if we have been negligent of so great salvation, which, having had its commencement in being spoken of by the Lord, has been confirmed to us by those who have heard;

Godbey New Testament

how shall we escape, having neglected so great a salvation? which having received the beginning to be spoken by the Lord, was confirmed unto us by those who heard it;

Goodspeed New Testament

how can we escape if we pay no attention to such a salvation as this? It was first proclaimed by the Lord himself, and it was guaranteed to us by those who heard him,

John Wesley New Testament

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation, which began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by them that had heard him?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

how shall we escape, if we belittle such great saving health? Which, having begun to be published by the Lord, has been confirmed unto us by those that heard him,

Julia Smith Translation

How shall we escape, having neglected such great salvation; which at the beginning taken to be spoken by the Lord, by them having heard was made firm to us;

King James 2000

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

Lexham Expanded Bible

how will we escape [if we] neglect so great a salvation which had [its] beginning [when it] was spoken through the Lord [and] was confirmed to us by those who heard,

Modern King James verseion

how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by those who heard Him;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

how shall we escape if we despise so great salvation? Which at the first began to be preached of the Lord himself, and afterward was confirmed unto us ward, by them that heard it;

Moffatt New Testament

how shall we escape the penalty for neglecting a salvation which was originally proclaimed by the Lord himself and guaranteed to us by those who heard him,

Montgomery New Testament

Which having begun to be spoken by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him;

NET Bible

how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first communicated through the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard him,

New Heart English Bible

how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?which at the first having been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard;

Noyes New Testament

how shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation, which at the first was spoken through the Lord, and was confirmed to us through those who heard him,

Sawyer New Testament

how shall we escape who have neglected so great a salvation? which began to be spoken by the Lord, and was affirmed to us by those who heard,

The Emphasized Bible

how shall, we, escape, if, so great a salvation as this, we have neglected, - which, indeed, having received, a beginning, of being spoken through the Lord, by them who heard, unto us was confirmed,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

how shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation, which, commencing at the beginning to be spoken by the Lord, was confirmed unto us by those who had heard him;

Twentieth Century New Testament

how can we, of all people, expect to escape, if we disregard so great a Salvation? It was the Master who at the outset spoke of this Salvation, and its authority was confirmed for us by those who heard him,

Webster

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by them that heard him;

Weymouth New Testament

how shall *we* escape if we are indifferent to a salvation as great as that now offered to us? This, after having first of all been announced by the Lord Himself, had its truth made sure to us by those who heard Him,

Williams New Testament

how can we escape, if we pay no attention at all to a salvation that is so great? This is so because it was first proclaimed by the Lord Himself, and then it was proved to us to be valid by the very men who heard Him themselves,

World English Bible

how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation -- which at the first having been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard;

Worrell New Testament

how shall we escape, having neglected so great salvation; which, indeed, having at first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard;

Worsley New Testament

how shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation? which began to be declared by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by them that heard Him;

Youngs Literal Translation

how shall we escape, having neglected so great salvation? which a beginning receiving -- to be spoken through the Lord -- by those having heard was confirmed to us,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
πῶς 
Pos 
Usage: 65

ἐκφεύγω 
Ekpheugo 
Usage: 6

we
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we, us, we ourselves
Usage: 120

ἐκφεύγω 
Ekpheugo 
Usage: 6

if we neglect
ἀμελέω 
ameleo 
Usage: 4

so great
τηλικοῦτοςτηλικαύτη 
Telikoutos 
so great, so mighty
Usage: 4

σωτηρία 
Soteria 
Usage: 43

ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

at
λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

the first
ἀρχή 
Arche 
Usage: 42

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

to be spoken
λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

by
διά 
Dia 
ὑπό 
Hupo 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
of, by, under, with, in, not tr,
Usage: 527
Usage: 188

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

βεβαιόω 
Bebaioo 
Usage: 8

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

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

ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Hebrews 2:3

Context Readings

Warning Not To Neglect Salvation

2 For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty, 3 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard, 4 God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.


Cross References

Luke 1:2

just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word,

Hebrews 1:2

in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.

Hebrews 12:25

See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven.

Hebrews 5:9

And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,

Hebrews 10:28-29

Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

Isaiah 12:2

"Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation."

Isaiah 20:6

"So the inhabitants of this coastland will say in that day, 'Behold, such is our hope, where we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria; and we, how shall we escape?'"

Isaiah 51:5

"My righteousness is near, My salvation has gone forth, And My arms will judge the peoples; The coastlands will wait for Me, And for My arm they will wait expectantly.

Isaiah 51:8

"For the moth will eat them like a garment, And the grub will eat them like wool But My righteousness will be forever, And My salvation to all generations."

Isaiah 62:11

Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the earth, Say to the daughter of Zion, "Lo, your salvation comes; Behold His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him."

Ezekiel 17:15

'But he rebelled against him by sending his envoys to Egypt that they might give him horses and many troops Will he succeed? Will he who does such things escape? Can he indeed break the covenant and escape?

Ezekiel 17:18

'Now he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, and behold, he pledged his allegiance, yet did all these things; he shall not escape.'"

Matthew 4:17

From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Matthew 23:33

"You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?

Mark 1:14

Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God,

Mark 16:15-20

And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Luke 1:69

And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of David His servant--

Luke 24:19

And He said to them, "What things?" And they said to Him, "The things about Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of God and all the people,

Luke 24:47-48

and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

John 3:16-18

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

John 15:27

and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

Acts 1:22

beginning with the baptism of John until the day that He was taken up from us--one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection."

Acts 2:22

"Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know--

Acts 4:12

"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved."

Acts 10:40-42

"God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible,

Romans 2:3

But do you suppose this, O man, when you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God?

1 Thessalonians 5:3

While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.

1 Timothy 1:15

It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.

Titus 2:11

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,

Hebrews 4:1

Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it.

Hebrews 4:11

Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.

Hebrews 7:25-26

Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

1 Peter 4:17-18

For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

Revelation 6:16-17

and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb;

Revelation 7:10

and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."



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