Hebrews 2:1

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore we ought to giue the more earnest heede to the things which we haue heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away {from it.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest haply we drift away `from them'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason there is the more need for us to give attention to the things which have come to our ears, for fear that by chance we might be slipping away.
- Basic English Bible

For this reason we should give heed more abundantly to the things [we have] heard, lest in any way we should slip away.
- Darby 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.
- Webster's Bible

For this reason we ought to pay the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, for fear we should drift away from them.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore we ought to pay greater attention to the things that were heard, lest perhaps we drift away.
- World English Bible

Therfor more plenteuousli it bihoueth vs to kepe tho thingis, that we han herd, lest perauenture we fleten awei.
- Wycliffe Bible

Because of this it behoveth [us] more abundantly to take heed to the things heard, lest we may glide aside,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 2:1


2:1 Lest we should let them slip - As water out of a leaky vessel. So the Greek word properly signifies.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 2:1


Heb 2:1 The Superiority of the New Dispensation SUMMARY OF HEBREWS 2: The Danger of Neglecting the Great Salvation; the Salvation. Offered by Christ. The Superiority of Christ to the Angels Further Shown. Christ, the Divine Man, Put Over All Things. Fitted to Be Our Savior by Taking Upon Himself Humanity; and by. Suffering. Hence, He Took Not the Nature of Angels, but Became the Seed. of Abraham. He, a Tempted and Suffering Savior, Can Succor Us Who Suffer and. Are Tempted. Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed. Because the message to us is spoken, not by angels or prophets, but by the Son of God. To the things which we have heard. To Christ's gospel, and to his words of instruction. Lest at any time we should let [them] slip. Lest we should let them slip from us because we drift away from them and refuse to heed them.

Discussion for Hebrews 2

  • Dudley House
    Paul in making reference to David's question in Psalms - 'What is man that though art mindful of him and The Son of man that though visitest Him? is focussing on the very heart of the gospel. The extreme nature of the love of God is the full and complete answer to Davids somewhat rhetorical question and it defines it through the amazing provision of The Son of Man Christ in His earthen vessel form, voyaging to earth the first time to embrace all the children of Adam within His great arms of Love. By 'coming to ourselves' and trudging off toward home we are expected to be a long way off and The Father in Jesus runs to meet us. It is not until we are safely in His arms that we are enabled to confess the absolute depravity of our motives and cease from attempting to be but one of His hired servants. What a testimony to the love of the Father that He completely ignores our protestations and our very catholic tendencies to ingratiate ourselves back into His Kingdom Estate. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. And be therefore ready when He comes in the clouds of Glory to throw His Robe of Righteousness over your shoulder - place a ring on your finger and place sandals of peace upon your feet.
  • Eder Emmett Hill, Jr.
    Yes, born again steadfast believers will be ready when Jesus comes, exempt from the cut, they are the chosen elect
  • Dorothy Tillis
    JESUS CHRIST did say I am the way the truth and the light, no man cometh unto the FATHER except through by me. Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. No sinner has eternal life. The only blood sacrifice that is acceptable by GOD is JESUS CHRIST; WHO came into the world to die for the sins of the world, for the remission, forgiveness of sin. Confess JESUS with your mouth.
  • Sylvia
    I agree with Hary Collins, Jesus Christ is our only hope of salvation. I pray that we repent seek him while he can still be found. The Day of the Lord is coming! Will God's people be ready?
  • Guyson Liberal for verse 3
    I love it and want to obey and follow my jesus
  • John madden for verse 2
    If under the law they were found guilt .how much more by disobeying the gospel

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