Hebrews 2:3
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New International Version
how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.

New Living Translation
So what makes us think we can escape if we ignore this great salvation that was first announced by the Lord Jesus himself and then delivered to us by those who heard him speak?

English Standard Version
how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard,

Berean Study Bible
how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? This salvation was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,

Berean Literal Bible
how shall we escape, having neglected such a great salvation, which, having received a commencement declared by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those having heard,

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 Bible
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 Christian Standard 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,

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,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How shall we escape if we despise those things which are our life, those which began to be spoken by our Lord and by those who heard from him among us, and were confirmed,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So how will we escape punishment if we reject the important message, the message that God saved us? First, the Lord told this saving message. Then those who heard him confirmed that message.

New American Standard 1977
how shall 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,

Jubilee Bible 2000
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,

King James 2000 Bible
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;

American 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 to us by them that heard him;

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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation? which having begun to be declared by the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.

Darby Bible 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;

English Revised Version
how shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation? which having at the first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them that heard;

Webster's Bible Translation
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,

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;

Young's 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,
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
2For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every transgression and disobedience received its just punishment, 3how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? This salvation was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, 4and was affirmed by God through signs, wonders, various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to His will.…
Cross References
Isaiah 20:6
"So the inhabitants of this coastland will say in that day, 'Behold, such is our hope, where we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria; and we, how shall we escape?'"

Mark 16:20
And they went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked through them, confirming His word by the signs that accompanied it.

Luke 1:2
just as they were handed down to us by the initial eyewitnesses and servants of the word.

Romans 11:14
in the hope that I may provoke my own people to jealousy and save some of them.

1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

Hebrews 1:1
On many past occasions and in many different ways, God spoke to our fathers through the prophets.

Hebrews 1:14
Are not the angels ministering spirits, sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

Hebrews 5:9
and having been made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him

Hebrews 9:28
so also Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who eagerly await Him.

Hebrews 10:29
How much more severely do you think one deserves to be punished who has trampled on the Son of God, profaned the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
Treasury of Scripture

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;

How.

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

Hebrews 10:28,29 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses…

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

Isaiah 20:6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such …

Ezekiel 17:15,18 But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, …

Matthew 23:33 You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation …

Romans 2:3 And think you this, O man, that judge them which do such things, …

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction …

1 Peter 4:17,18 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: …

Revelation 6:16,17 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from …

so.

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation …

Hebrews 7:25,26 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God …

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for …

Isaiah 51:5,8 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and my arms …

Isaiah 62:11 Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the world, Say you …

Luke 1:69 And has raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;

John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that …

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other …

1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ …

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,

Revelation 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sits …

began.

Hebrews 1:2 Has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed …

Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the …

Mark 1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching …

Luke 24:19 And he said to them, What things? And they said to him, Concerning …

Acts 2:22 You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved …

and was.

Mark 16:15-19 And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel …

Luke 1:2 Even as they delivered them to us, which from the beginning were …

Luke 24:47,48 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

John 15:27 And you also shall bear witness, because you have been with me from …

Acts 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, to that same day that he was …

Acts 10:40-42 Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly…

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