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

  • 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
  • John madden for verse 4
    God always confirms things by his gospel.thru supernatural acts of transforming lives of his people
  • John madden for verse 3
    Negelct..so many today are negelecting thier only hope of salvation. No one will escape who does this . There's no where or no one else who offers us salvation
  • John madden for verse 1
    Lest we forget that weve been purged from our old sins as the apostle peter said.and let them the words of Christ slip from us
  • HARY COLLINS
    God has given us his salvation on a platter of gold by offering his only SON to die in our stead.He went as far as bringing Him His SON to the level of mankind just to draw us back to Himself.Therefore let us all grab this great and wonderful gift of God with no delay before it is late, to avoid God s wrath at the end.

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