Hebrews 12:15

“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;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Looking diligently, lest any man faile of the grace of God, lest any roote of bitternesse springing vp, trouble you, and thereby many be defiled:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Looking with care to see that no man among you in his behaviour comes short of the grace of God; for fear that some bitter root may come up to be a trouble to you, and that some of you may be made unclean by it;
- Basic English Bible

watching lest [there be] any one who lacks the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and many be defiled by it;
- Darby Bible

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;
- Webster's Bible

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;
- Weymouth Bible

looking carefully lest there be any man who falls short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it;
- World English Bible

Biholde ye, that no man faile to the grace of God, that no roote of bittirnesse buriownynge vpward lette, and manye ben defoulid bi it;
- Wycliffe Bible

looking diligently over lest any one be failing of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up may give trouble, and through this many may be defiled;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:15


12:15 Looking diligently, lest any one - If he do not lift up the hands that hang down. Fall from the grace of God: lest any root of bitterness - Of envy, anger, suspicion. Springing up - Destroy the sweet peace; lest any, not following after holiness, fall into fornication or profaneness. In general, any corruption, either in doctrine or practice, is a root of bitterness, and may pollute many.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:15


Heb 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God. Being careful that no one lags behind and falls by the way so as not to reach the final reward. Lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you]. Any bitter opposition, or element of disturbance causing members to sin.

Discussion for Hebrews 12

  • SYLVIA HERNANDEZ
    There is only one straight narrow path that God will accept To enter the kingdom of God. Faith, obedience to the word, in sincerity in truth. JOHN 14
  • SIBUSISO S DLAMINI
    well what I think about Hebrews 12 is that this scripture is the one that can be more effective when you TEACH the church of God about how you react as a new born or the son of the living God JESUS CHRIST so that all those who willing to join the havens family will come I Big Numbers.
  • Arthur Gray
    Verse 22 - 24 teaches protocols of engaging heavenly in issues of intercession.
  • Desmond
    Faithful Christians welcome the Lords chastisement because they understand that it is for their own spiritual good.Christians must have the desire to be corrected when they a walking froward to God's word.God is a loving,caring,forgiving, and just God.Faithful Christians need to always be in remembrance of that.
  • Jonathan McDade
    The Kingdom we receive is inside us when God grants us piece, and if he has delivered us from evil through prayer in secret then we must remember to honour our loving God the Father so that we are never in the hands of the enemy, it would be foolish not to fear God who can do such amazing things for us. What an amazing big God he is.
  • ROY
    AFTER SALVATION, WE MUST LEARN TO FIGHT SATAN WHICH HATES US AND GOD...SATAN OFFERED THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD TO OUR LORD.....THE WORLD, THE FLESH, THE DEVIL WE WILL BE FIGHTING TILL WE DIE OR CHRIST COMES
    THE WORLD (RICHES OF WORLD) THE FLESH (OUR SINS, SELFISH DESIRES, EVIL THOUGHTS ETC) THE DEVIL (FALSE TEACHERS AND WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING ETC

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