New International Version
We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
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.
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.
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Therefore - Because God has spoken to us by his Son; and because that Son is so great and glorious a personage; and because the subject which is addressed to us is of such infinite importance to our welfare.
We ought to give the more earnest heed - We should hear the doctrine of Christ with care, candour, and deep concern.
Lest at any time we should let them slip - Μη ποτε παραρῥυωμεν· "Lest at any time we should leak out." This is a metaphor taken from unstanch vessels; the staves not being close together, the fluid put into them leaks through the chinks and crevices. Superficial hearers lose the benefit of the word preached, as the unseasoned vessel does its fluid; nor can any one hear to the saving of his soul, unless he give most earnest heed, which he will not do unless he consider the dignity of the speaker, the importance of the subject, and the absolute necessity of the salvation of his soul. St. Chrysostom renders it μη ποτε απολωμεθα, εκπεσωμεν, lest we perish, lest we fall away.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
let them slip. Gr. run out, as leaking vessels.
LibrarySeptember 22. "We See not yet all Things Put under Him, but we See Jesus" (Heb. Ii. 8, 9).
"We see not yet all things put under Him, but we see Jesus" (Heb. ii. 8, 9). How true this is to us all! How many things there are that seem to be stronger than we are, but blessed be His name! they are all in subjection under Him, and we see Jesus crowned above them all; and Jesus is our Head, our representative, our other self, and where He is we shall surely be. Therefore when we fail to see anything that God has promised, and that we have claimed in our experience, let us look up and see it realized …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Destroyer Destroyed
The Son and the Angels.
The Jordan: the Decisive Start. Matthew 3:13-17. Mark 1:9-1Luke
My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;
At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.
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