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

  • Angela a. trehern
    This is such a powerful scripture! It often brings me to a place I need to be...bringing tears to my eyes. Christ on the cross dying in agony , innocent ,choosing with the deepest love possible to give his life for me, a sinner so unworthy and many times weak...I find strength and tremendous encouragement in my Christian walk in these words!!(:
  • Darlene Wells
    God's word is truth and fulfillingh
  • Irene123
    V. 2 - If you've ever read, in depth, what Jesus suffered even before his crucifixion, before Pilate, etc, and then read Heb.12:2 - .....and for the joy that was set before him.....; joy not for himself, but for all the souls that would be with Him because of His sacrifice.
  • BSP
    We should strive to pursue peace with all men.
  • 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
  • Arthur Gray
    Verse 22 - 24 teaches protocols of engaging heavenly in issues of intercession.

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