Parallel Verses

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,

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 will we escape [the penalty] if we ignore such a great salvation [the gospel, the new covenant]? For it was spoken at first by the Lord, and it was confirmed to us and proved authentic 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;

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?

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
How
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

References

Context Readings

Warning Not To Neglect Salvation

2 For if the message spoken by angels was valid, and every transgression and disobedience received a just punishment, 3 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, 4 while God also bore witness, by signs and wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his own will.


Cross References

Luke 1:2

just as they were delivered to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word,

Hebrews 1:2

but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the world.

Hebrews 12:25

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

Hebrews 5:9

and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him,

Hebrews 10:28-29

Anyone who has rejected the law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

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 are you to escape being sentenced to hell?

Mark 1:14

Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to 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 his servant David,

Luke 24:19

And he said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,

Luke 24:47-48

and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

John 3:16-18

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 15:27

And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

Acts 1:22

beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from usone of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection."

Acts 2:22

"Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know

Acts 4:12

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

Acts 10:40-42

but God raised him up on the third day and caused him to be seen,

Romans 2:3

Do you think, O man, that when you judge those who do such things and yet do the same yourself, you will escape the judgment of God?

1 Thessalonians 5:3

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

1 Timothy 1:15

It is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinnersof whom I am the foremost.

Titus 2:11

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

Hebrews 4:1

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest remains, let us fear lest any one of you be judged to have come short of it.

Hebrews 4:11

Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by 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, 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 face 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 belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."

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