Hebrews 13:17
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English Standard Version
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

King James Bible
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

American Standard Version
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit to them : for they watch in behalf of your souls, as they that shall give account; that they may do this with joy, and not with grief: for this were unprofitable for you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Obey your prelates, and be subject to them. For they watch as being to render an account of your souls; that they may do this with joy, and not with grief. For this is not expedient for you.

English Revised Version
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit to them: for they watch in behalf of your souls, as they that shall give account; that they may do this with joy, and not with grief: for this were unprofitable for you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Weymouth New Testament
Obey your leaders and be submissive to them. For they are keeping watch over your souls as those who will have to give account; that they may do this with joy and not with lamentation. For that would be of no advantage to you.

Hebrews 13:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

They watch (ἀγρυπνοῦσιν)

See on Mark 13:33, and comp. Luke 21:36; Ephesians 6:18.

With grief (στενάζοντες)

Lit. groaning. See Romans 8:23, 2 Corinthians 5:2, 2 Corinthians 5:4; James 5:9.

Unprofitable (ἀλυσιτελὲς)

N.T.o, olxx. From ἀ not, and λυσιτελής paying for expenses. Hence, what does not pay; unprofitable.

I may be restored to you (ἀποκατασταθῶ ὑμῖν)

Not implying imprisonment, but enforced absence through sickness or other cause.

Hebrews 13:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Obey. See on ver.

Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken to you the word of God: whose faith follow...

1 Samuel 8:19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, No; but we will have a king over us;

1 Samuel 15:19,20 Why then did you not obey the voice of the LORD, but did fly on the spoil, and did evil in the sight of the LORD...

Proverbs 5:13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to them that instructed me!

Philippians 2:12,29 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence...

1 Thessalonians 5:12,13 And we beseech you, brothers, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you...

2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this letter, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine.

have the rule over. or, guide. submit.

Genesis 16:9 And the angel of the LORD said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.

1 Corinthians 16:16 That you submit yourselves to such, and to every one that helps with us, and labors.

Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

watch.

Ezekiel 3:17-21 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me...

Ezekiel 33:2,7-9 Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them, When I bring the sword on a land...

Acts 20:24-26,28 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry...

1 Corinthians 4:1,2 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God...

1 Peter 5:2,3 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre...

give account.

Luke 16:2 And he called him, and said to him, How is it that I hear this of you? give an account of your stewardship...

Romans 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

2 Corinthians 5:10,11 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body...

with joy.

Philippians 1:4 Always in every prayer of my for you all making request with joy,

Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.

Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brothers dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

1 Thessalonians 2:19,20 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming...

1 Thessalonians 3:9,10 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy with which we joy for your sakes before our God...

with grief.

Exodus 32:31 And Moses returned to the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

Jeremiah 13:17 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and my eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears...

Philippians 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

Cross References
Isaiah 62:6
On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the LORD in remembrance, take no rest,

Ezekiel 3:17
"Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.

Acts 20:28
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

1 Corinthians 16:16
be subject to such as these, and to every fellow worker and laborer.

1 Thessalonians 5:12
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

Hebrews 13:7
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.

Hebrews 13:24
Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings.

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