Warning Against Neglecting Salvation

Hebrews 2

1 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2 For since a the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and b every transgression or disobedience received a just c retribution, 3 d how shall we escape if we e neglect such a great salvation? It was f declared at first by the Lord, and it was g attested to us h by those who heard, 4 g while God also bore witness i by signs and wonders and various miracles and by j gifts of the Holy Spirit k distributed according to his will.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 7:53
    You who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.
  2. Cross References
    Hebrews 10:28
    Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies ...
    Numbers 15:30 - 31
    But the person who does anything with a high ha...
    Deuteronomy 4:3
    Your eyes have seen what the Lord did at Baal-p...
    Deuteronomy 17:2
    If there is found among you, within any of your...
    Deuteronomy 17:5
    Then you shall bring out to your gates that man...
    Deuteronomy 17:12
    The man who acts presumptuously by not obeying ...
    Deuteronomy 27:26
    "'Cursed be anyone who does not confirm the wor...
  3. Cross References
    Hebrews 10:35
    Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
    Hebrews 11:26
    He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.
  4. Cross References
    Hebrews 10:28 - 29
    Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses.
    Hebrews 12:25
    See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 22:5
    But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business.
  6. Cross References
    Hebrews 1:2
    But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
  7. Cross References
    Mark 16:20
    And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.]]
    Acts 5:32
    And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.
  8. Cross References
    Luke 1:2
    Just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us.
  9. Cross References
    Hebrews 2:3
    How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard.
  10. Cross References
    Acts 2:22
    Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know -
    Acts 2:43
    And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.
  11. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 12:4
    Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.
    1 Corinthians 12:11
    All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
  12. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:5
    He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.
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