Hebrews 2:3
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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,

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;

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.

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,

Hebrews 2:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

How shall we escape (πῶς ἡμεῖς ἐκφευξόμεθα)

The rhetorical question expressing denial. We is emphatic. We, to whom God has spoken by his Son, and who, therefore, have so much the more reason for giving heed. Ἐκφευξόμεθα lit. flee out from. The English escape conveys the same idea, but contains a picture which is not in the Greek word, namely, to slip out of one's cape, ex cappa, and so get away. Comp. French chapper. In Italian we have scappare "to escape," and also incappare "to fall into a snare," and incappuciare "to wrap up in a hood or cape; to mask."

If we neglect (ἀμελήσαντες)

Lit. having neglected. Rare in N.T., oP. Comp. Matthew 22:5; 1 Timothy 4:14. The thought falls in with drift past, Hebrews 2:1.

Salvation (σωτηρίαν)

Characterizing the new dispensation, as the word (Hebrews 2:2) characterizes the old. Not the teaching or word of salvation, but the salvation itself which is the gift of the gospel, to be obtained by purification from sin through the agency of the Son (Hebrews 1:3).

Which (ἥτις)

Explanatory. A salvation which may be described as one which was first spoken by the Lord, etc.

At the first began to be spoken (ἀρχὴν λαβοῦσα)

Lit. having taken beginning to be spoken. Rend. which, having at the first been spoken. The phrase N.T.o.

By the Lord (διὰ τοῦ κυρίου)

Const. with ἀρχὴν λαβοῦσα, not with λαλεῖσθαι. It is the beginning, not the speaking which is emphasized.

Was confirmed (ἐβεβαιώθη)

It was sure (βέβαιος) even as was the word spoken by angels (Hebrews 2:2), and it was confirmed, proved to be real, by the testimony of ear-witnesses.

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How.

Hebrews 4:1,11 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it...

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 who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape...

Isaiah 20:6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation...

Ezekiel 17:15,18 But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper...

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

Romans 2:3 And think you this, O man, that judge them which do such things, and do the same, that you shall escape the judgment of God?

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child...

1 Peter 4:17,18 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us...

Revelation 6:16,17 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne...

so.

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation to all them that obey him;

Hebrews 7:25,26 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them...

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song...

Isaiah 51:5,8 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and my arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait on me...

Isaiah 62:11 Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the world, Say you to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation comes; behold...

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 whoever believes in him should not perish...

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

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 on the throne, and to the Lamb.

began.

Hebrews 1:2 Has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Mark 1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

Luke 24:19 And he said to them, What things? And they said to him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth...

Acts 2:22 You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs...

and was.

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

Luke 1:2 Even as they delivered them to us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

Luke 24:47,48 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem...

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

Acts 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, to that same day that he was taken up from us...

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

Cross References
Isaiah 20:6
And the inhabitants of this coastland will say in that day, 'Behold, this is what has happened to those in whom we hoped and to whom 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, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.]]

Luke 1:2
just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us,

Romans 11:14
in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them.

1 Corinthians 1:21
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.

Hebrews 1:1
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,

Hebrews 1:14
Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

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