Parallel Verses

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.

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;

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
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 through angels was legally binding and every transgression and disobedience received a just punishment, 3 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. 4 At the same time, God also testified by signs and wonders, various miracles, and distributions of gifts from the Holy Spirit according to His will.


Cross References

Luke 1:2

just as the original eyewitnesses and servants of the word handed them down to us.

Hebrews 1:2

In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe through Him.

Hebrews 12:25

Make sure that you do not reject the One who speaks. For if they did not escape when they rejected Him who warned them on earth, even less will we if we turn away from Him who warns us from heaven.

Hebrews 5:9

After He was perfected, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him,

Hebrews 10:28-29

If anyone disregards Moses’ law, he dies without mercy, based on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

Isaiah 12:2

Indeed, God is my salvation;
I will trust Him and not be afraid,
for Yah, the Lord,
is my strength and my song.
He has become my salvation.”

Isaiah 20:6

And the inhabitants of this coastland will say on that day, ‘Look, this is what has happened to those we relied on and fled to for help to rescue us from the king of Assyria! Now, how will we escape?’”

Isaiah 51:5

My righteousness is near,
My salvation appears,
and My arms will bring justice to the nations.
The coastlands will put their hope in Me,
and they will look to My strength.

Isaiah 51:8

For the moth will devour them like a garment,
and the worm will eat them like wool.
But My righteousness will last forever,
and My salvation for all generations.

Isaiah 62:11

Look, the Lord has proclaimed
to the ends of the earth,
“Say to Daughter Zion:
Look, your salvation is coming,
His reward is with Him,
and His gifts accompany Him.”

Ezekiel 17:15

However, this king revolted against him by sending his ambassadors to Egypt so they might give him horses and a large army. Will he flourish? Will the one who does such things escape? Can he break a covenant and still escape?

Ezekiel 17:18

He despised the oath by breaking the covenant. He did all these things even though he gave his hand in pledge. He will not escape!”

Matthew 4:17

From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”

Matthew 23:33

“Snakes! Brood of vipers! How can you escape being condemned to hell?

Mark 1:14

After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee, preaching the good news of God:

Mark 16:15-20

Then He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.

Luke 1:69

He has raised up a horn of salvation for us
in the house of His servant David,

Luke 24:19

“What things?” He asked them.So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a Prophet powerful in action and speech before God and all the people,

Luke 24:47-48

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

John 3:16-18

“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

John 15:27

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

Acts 1:22

beginning from the baptism of John until the day He was taken up from us—from among these, it is necessary that one become a witness with us of His resurrection.”

Acts 2:22

“Men of Israel, listen to these words: This Jesus the Nazarene was a man pointed out to you by God with miracles, wonders, and signs that God did among you through Him, just as you yourselves know.

Acts 4:12

There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people, and we must be saved by it.”

Acts 10:40-42

God raised up this man on the third day and permitted Him to be seen,

Romans 2:3

Do you really think—anyone of you who judges those who do such things yet do the same—that you will escape God’s judgment?

1 Thessalonians 5:3

When they say, “Peace and security,” then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains come on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

1 Timothy 1:15

This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them.

Titus 2:11

For the grace of God has appeared with salvation for all people,

Hebrews 4:1

Therefore, while the promise to enter His rest remains, let us fear that none of you should miss it.

Hebrews 4:11

Let us then make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall into the same pattern of disobedience.

Hebrews 7:25-26

Therefore, He is always able to save those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them.

1 Peter 4:17-18

For the time has come for judgment to begin with God’s household, and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey 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 the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb,

Revelation 7:10

And they cried out in a loud voice:Salvation belongs to our God,
who is seated on the throne,
and to the Lamb!

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