Hebrews 12:15
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New International Version
See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

New Living Translation
Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.

English Standard Version
See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;

Berean Study Bible
Be careful that no one falls short of the grace of God, so that no root of bitterness will spring up to cause trouble and defile many.

Berean Literal Bible
observing lest any be failing of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up should trouble you and by this, the many might be defiled,

New American Standard Bible
See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;

King James Bible
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Make sure that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.

International Standard Version
See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up and causes you trouble, or many of you will become defiled.

NET Bible
See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, that no one be like a bitter root springing up and causing trouble, and through him many become defiled.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And be watchful, lest anyone among you be found lacking the grace of God, or lest the root of bitterness produce vines and harm you, and many be defiled by it,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Make sure that everyone has kindness from God so that bitterness doesn't take root and grow up to cause trouble that corrupts many of you.

New American Standard 1977
See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;

Jubilee Bible 2000
looking diligently that no one deviate from the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up impede you, and thereby many be defiled,

King James 2000 Bible
Looking diligently lest any man fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

American King James Version
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

American Standard Version
looking carefully lest there be any man that falleth short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you , and thereby the many be defiled;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Looking diligently, lest any man be wanting to the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up do hinder, and by it many be defiled.

Darby Bible Translation
watching lest [there be] any one who lacks the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and many be defiled by it;

English Revised Version
looking carefully lest there be any man that falleth short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby the many be defiled;

Webster's Bible Translation
Looking diligently, lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up, trouble you, and by it many be defiled;

Weymouth New Testament
Be carefully on your guard lest there be any one who falls back from the grace of God; lest any root bearing bitter fruit spring up and cause trouble among you, and through it the whole brotherhood be defiled;

World English Bible
looking carefully lest there be any man who falls short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it;

Young's Literal Translation
looking diligently over lest any one be failing of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up may give trouble, and through this many may be defiled;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:12-17 A burden of affliction is apt to make the Christian's hands hang down, and his knees grow feeble, to dispirit him and discourage him; but against this he must strive, that he may better run his spiritual race and course. Faith and patience enable believers to follow peace and holiness, as a man follows his calling constantly, diligently, and with pleasure. Peace with men, of all sects and parties, will be favourable to our pursuit of holiness. But peace and holiness go together; there can be not right peace without holiness. Where persons fail of having the true grace of God, corruption will prevail and break forth; beware lest any unmortified lust in the heart, which seems to be dead, should spring up, to trouble and disturb the whole body. Falling away from Christ is the fruit of preferring the delights of the flesh, to the blessing of God, and the heavenly inheritance, as Esau did. But sinners will not always have such mean thoughts of the Divine blessing and inheritance as they now have. It agrees with the profane man's disposition, to desire the blessing, yet to despise the means whereby the blessing is to be gained. But God will neither sever the means from the blessing, nor join the blessing with the satisfying of man's lusts. God's mercy and blessing were never sought carefully and not obtained.
Study Bible
A Call to Holiness
14Pursue peace with all men, as well as holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. 15Be careful that no one falls short of the grace of God, so that no root of bitterness will spring up to cause trouble and defile many. 16See to it that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:18
so that there will not be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations; that there will not be among you a root bearing poisonous fruit and wormwood.

2 Corinthians 6:1
As God's fellow workers, we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain.

Galatians 5:4
You who are trying to be justified by the Law have been severed from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.

Titus 1:15
To the pure, all things are pure; but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure. Indeed, both their minds and their consciences are defiled.

Hebrews 4:1
Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be deemed to have fallen short of it.
Treasury of Scripture

Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

Looking.

Hebrews 2:1,2 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which …

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of …

Hebrews 4:1,11 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering …

Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to …

Hebrews 10:23-35 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for …

Deuteronomy 4:9 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you …

Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Know you not that they which run in a race run all, but one receives …

1 Corinthians 10:12 Why let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. …

2 Peter 1:10 Why the rather, brothers, give diligence to make your calling and …

2 Peter 3:11,14 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner …

2 John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have worked, …

Jude 1:20,21 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, …

any man.

Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you …

1 Corinthians 13:8 Charity never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall …

Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified …

fail of. or, fall from.

Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified …

any root.

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of …

Deuteronomy 29:18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, …

Deuteronomy 32:32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: …

Isaiah 5:4,7 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done …

Jeremiah 2:21 Yet I had planted you a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then …

Matthew 7:16-18 You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, …

trouble.

Joshua 6:18 And you, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest …

Joshua 7:25,26 And Joshua said, Why have you troubled us? the LORD shall trouble …

Joshua 22:17-20 Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we are not …

Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not …

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, …

and thereby.

Exodus 32:21 And Moses said to Aaron, What did this people to you, that you have …

1 Kings 14:16 And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who …

Acts 20:30,31 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, …

1 Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know you not that a little leaven leavens …

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

Galatians 2:13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; so that Barnabas …

2 Timothy 2:16,17 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more …

2 Peter 2:1,2,18 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

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