Hebrews 2:2
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English Standard Version
For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution,

King James Bible
For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

American Standard Version
For if the word spoken through angels proved stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if the word, spoken by angels, became steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward:

English Revised Version
For if the word spoken through angels proved stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;

Webster's Bible Translation
For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;

Weymouth New Testament
For if the message delivered through angels proved to be true, and every transgression and act of disobedience met with just retribution,

Hebrews 2:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The word spoken by angels (ὁ δι ἀγγέλλων λαληθεὶς λόγος)

The Mosaic legislation which was conveyed through the mediation of angels. Comp. Deuteronomy 33:2; Acts 7:38, Acts 7:53; Galatians 3:19, on which see note. The agency of angels indicates the limitations of the legal dispensation; its character as a dispensation of the flesh. Hence its importance in this discussion. The abolition of the old limitations is the emancipation of man from subordination to the angels. The O.T. is made to furnish proof that such subordination is inconsistent with man's ultimate destiny to sovereignty over all creation.

Was steadfast (ἐγένετο βέβαιος)

Rend. proved sure: realized itself in the event as securely founded in the divine holiness, and eternal in its principles and obligations. Comp. Matthew 5:18.

Transgression and disobedience (παράβασις καὶ παρακοὴ)

Παράβασις is a stepping over the line; the violation of a positive divine enactment. See on Romans 2:23. Παρακοὴ only in Paul and Hebrews, is a disobedience which results from neglecting to hear; from letting things drift by. It is noticeable how often in O.T. obedience is described as hearing, and disobedience as refusing to hear. See Exodus 15:26; Exodus 19:5, Exodus 19:8; Exodus 23:22; Joshua 1:18; Isaiah 28:12; Isaiah 30:9; Jeremiah 11:10; Jeremiah 32:23; Jeremiah 35:16. Comp. Acts 7:57.

A just recompense of reward (ἔνδικον μισθατοδοσίαν)

Ἔνδικος just, only here and Romans 3:8. olxx, quite frequent in Class., but mainly in poetry. The meaning is substantially the same as δίκαιος as it appears in the familiar phrase δίκαιός εἰμιwith the infinitive: thus, δίκαιός εἰμι κολάζειν I am right to punish, that is, I have a right, etc., right or justice being regarded as working within a definite circle. Μισθαποδοσία recompense only in Hebrews. Comp. Hebrews 10:35; Hebrews 11:26. olxx, oClass., where the word is, μισθοδοσία. From μισθός wages and ἀποδιδόναι to pay off or discharge. The reference is, primarily, to the punishments suffered by the Israelites in the wilderness. Comp. Hebrews 3:16; Hebrews 10:28; 1 Corinthians 10:5, 1 Corinthians 10:6.

Hebrews 2:2 Parallel Commentaries

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spoken.

Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain on the tender herb...

Psalm 68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

Acts 7:53 Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.

Galatians 3:19 Why then serves the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made...

every.

Hebrews 10:28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

Exodus 32:27,28 And he said to them, Thus said the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side...

Leviticus 10:1,2 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon...

Leviticus 24:14-16 Bring forth him that has cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands on his head...

Numbers 11:33 And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people...

Numbers 14:28-37 Say to them, As truly as I live, said the LORD, as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you...

Numbers 15:30-36 But the soul that does ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproaches the LORD...

Numbers 16:31-35,49 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground split asunder that was under them...

Numbers 20:11,12 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank...

Numbers 21:6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.

Numbers 25:9 And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.

Deuteronomy 4:3,4 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor...

Deuteronomy 17:2,5,12 If there be found among you, within any of your gates which the LORD your God gives you, man or woman...

Deuteronomy 27:26 Cursed be he that confirms not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

1 Corinthians 10:5-12 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness...

Jude 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt...

recompense.

Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward.

Hebrews 11:6,26 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is...

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Cross References
Acts 7:53
you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it."

Hebrews 1:1
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,

Hebrews 10:28
Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses.

Hebrews 10:35
Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.

Hebrews 11:26
He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.

Hebrews 12:25
See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.

2 Peter 1:19
And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,

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