English Standard Version
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.
King James Bible
Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
American Standard Version
Remember them that had the rule over you, men that spake unto you the word of God; and considering the issue of their life, imitate their faith.
Remember your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you; whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation,
English Revised Version
Remember them that had the rule over you, which spake unto you the word of God; and considering the issue of their life, imitate their faith.
Webster's Bible Translation
Remember them who have the rule over you, who have spoken to you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their manner of life.
Weymouth New Testament
Remember your former leaders--it was they who brought you God's Message. Bear in mind how they ended their lives, and imitate their faith.
Hebrews 13:7 Parallel
CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Remember them which have the rule over you (μνημονεύετε τῶν ἡγουμένων ὑμῶν)
Remember, with a view to observing their admonitions. For τῶν ἡγουμένων those who lead or rule, see on 1 Thessalonians 5:13. Used of both civil and ecclesiastical rulers. Clement of Rome, among a great variety of names for church functionaries, has both ἡγούμενοι and προηγούμενοι (see Ad Corinth. i, xxi). Comp. Acts 15:22. In lxx frequently, of various forms of authority, and in later Greek of bishops and abbots. For "which have the rule," rend. "which had," etc.
Who have spoken (οἵτινες ἐλάλησαν)
Rend. "imitate." See on Hebrews 6:12.
The end of their conversation (τὴν ἔκβασιν τῆς ἀναστροφῆς)
Ἔκβασις only here and 1 Corinthians 10:13 (note). It means outcome or issue. See Wisd. 8:8. In 1 Corinthians 10:13, way out. Comp. Wisd. 2:17. Ἁναστροφή is life in intercourse with men. See on 1 Peter 1:15. Conversation, in the older sense of that word, is a good rendering, as it is also a nearly literal rendering of the Greek word. The reference is to the end of their life; what kind of an end they made; possibly, but not necessarily, with an allusion to cases of martyrdom. What, now, was the subject of these teachers' faith which is commended to imitation? It is stated in the next verse.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
have the rule. or, are the guides. word.
On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret,
so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings.
1 Peter 4:11
whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies--in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
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