Hebrews 2:1
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New International Version
We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.

New Living Translation
So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it.

English Standard Version
Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.

Berean Study Bible
We must pay closer attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.

Berean Literal Bible
Because of this, it behooves us to give heed more abundantly to the things we have heard, lest ever we should drift away.

New American Standard Bible
For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.

King James Bible
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away.

International Standard Version
For this reason we must pay closer attention to the things we have heard, or we may drift away,

NET Bible
Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore we ought to pay greater attention to the things that were heard, so that we will not drift away.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, we are indebted that we should be all the more attentive to whatever we have heard, lest we fall.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For this reason we must pay closer attention to what we have heard. Then we won't drift away [from the truth].

New American Standard 1977
For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, it is necessary that we with more diligence keep the things which we have heard, so that we do not fall.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

American King James Version
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

American Standard Version
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest haply we drift away from them .

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore ought we more diligently to observe the things which we have heard, lest perhaps we should let them slip.

Darby Bible Translation
For this reason we should give heed more abundantly to the things [we have] heard, lest in any way we should slip away.

English Revised Version
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest haply we drift away from them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

Weymouth New Testament
For this reason we ought to pay the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, for fear we should drift away from them.

World English Bible
Therefore we ought to pay greater attention to the things that were heard, lest perhaps we drift away.

Young's Literal Translation
Because of this it behoveth us more abundantly to take heed to the things heard, lest we may glide aside,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-4 Christ being proved to be superior to the angels, this doctrine is applied. Our minds and memories are like a leaky vessel, they do not, without much care, retain what is poured into them. This proceeds from the corruption of our nature, temptations, worldly cares, and pleasures. Sinning against the gospel is neglect of this great salvation; it is a contempt of the saving grace of God in Christ, making light of it, not caring for it, not regarding either the worth of gospel grace, or the want of it, and our undone state without it. The Lord's judgments under the gospel dispensation are chiefly spiritual, but are on that account the more to be dreaded. Here is an appeal to the consciences of sinners. Even partial neglects will not escape rebukes; they often bring darkness on the souls they do not finally ruin. The setting forth the gospel was continued and confirmed by those who heard Christ, by the evangelists and apostles, who were witnesses of what Jesus Christ began both to do and to teach; and by the gifts of the Holy Ghost, qualified for the work to which they were called. And all this according to God's own will. It was the will of God that we should have sure ground for our faith, and a strong foundation for our hope in receiving the gospel. Let us mind this one thing needful, and attend to the Holy Scriptures, written by those who heard the words of our gracious Lord, and were inspired by his Spirit; then we shall be blessed with the good part that cannot be taken away.
Study Bible
Salvation Confirmed
1We must pay closer attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every transgression and disobedience received its just punishment,…
Cross References
Proverbs 3:21
My son, let them not vanish from your sight; Keep sound wisdom and discretion,

John 8:59
At this, they picked up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus hid Himself and slipped away from the temple area.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

Therefore.

Hebrews 2:2-4 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression …

Hebrews 1:1,2 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past …

Hebrews 12:25,26 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not …

the more.

Deuteronomy 4:9,23 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you …

Deuteronomy 32:46,47 And he said to them, Set your hearts to all the words which I testify …

Joshua 23:11,12 Take good heed therefore to yourselves, that you love the LORD your God…

1 Chronicles 22:13 Then shall you prosper, if you take heed to fulfill the statutes …

Psalm 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto …

Proverbs 2:1-6 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you…

Proverbs 3:21 My son, let not them depart from your eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

Proverbs 4:1-4,20-22 Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know …

Proverbs 7:1,2 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with you…

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good …

Luke 9:44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall …

we should.

Hebrews 12:5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to …

Matthew 16:9 Do you not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the …

Mark 8:18 Having eyes, see you not? and having ears, hear you not? and do you …

2 Peter 1:12,13,15 Why I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these …

2 Peter 3:1 This second letter, beloved, I now write to you; in both which I …

let them slip. Gr. run out, as leaking vessels.

Habakkuk 1:6 For, see, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, …

Habakkuk 2:16 You are filled with shame for glory: drink you also, and let your …

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