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;
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;
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;
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.
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;
Hebrews 12:15 Parallel
CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Looking diligently (ἐπισκοποῦντες)
A.V. gives diligently as the force of ἐπὶ; but ἐπὶ signifies direction rather than intensity. The idea is exercising oversight. Only here and 1 Peter 5:2.
Fail of (ὑστερῶν ἀπὸ)
Rend. "fall back from," implying a previous attainment. The present participle marks something in progress: "lest any one be falling back."
Root of bitterness (ῥίζα πικρίας)
From lxx, Deuteronomy 29:18. A bad man in the church. Ῥίζα of a person, 1 Macc. 1:10.
Springing up (ἄνω φύουσα)
The participle pictures the springing up in progress; the root gradually revealing its pernicious character.
Only here and Luke 6:18, see note.
Many be defiled (μιανθῶσιν οἱ πολλοί)
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
fail of. or, fall from.
Beware lest there be among you a man or woman or clan or tribe whose heart is turning away today from the LORD our God to go and serve the gods of those nations. Beware lest there be among you a root bearing poisonous and bitter fruit,
2 Corinthians 6:1
Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.
To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.
Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.
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