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

King James Bible
Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

American Standard Version
Remember them that had the rule over you, men that spake unto you the word of God; and considering the issue of their life, imitate their faith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Remember your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you; whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation,

English Revised Version
Remember them that had the rule over you, which spake unto you the word of God; and considering the issue of their life, imitate their faith.

Webster's Bible Translation
Remember them who have the rule over you, who have spoken to you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their manner of life.

Weymouth New Testament
Remember your former leaders--it was they who brought you God's Message. Bear in mind how they ended their lives, and imitate their faith.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Remember them which have the rule over you (μνημονεύετε τῶν ἡγουμένων ὑμῶν)

Remember, with a view to observing their admonitions. For τῶν ἡγουμένων those who lead or rule, see on 1 Thessalonians 5:13. Used of both civil and ecclesiastical rulers. Clement of Rome, among a great variety of names for church functionaries, has both ἡγούμενοι and προηγούμενοι (see Ad Corinth. i, xxi). Comp. Acts 15:22. In lxx frequently, of various forms of authority, and in later Greek of bishops and abbots. For "which have the rule," rend. "which had," etc.

Who have spoken (οἵτινες ἐλάλησαν)

Rend. "spake," and comp. Hebrews 2:3, Hebrews 2:4.

Follow (μιμεῖσθε)

Rend. "imitate." See on Hebrews 6:12.

Considering (ἀναθεωροῦντες)

Only here and Acts 17:23, see note. The compound verb means to observe attentively. The simple verb θεωρεῖν implies a spiritual or mental interest in the object. See on John 1:18.

The end of their conversation (τὴν ἔκβασιν τῆς ἀναστροφῆς)

Ἔκβασις only here and 1 Corinthians 10:13 (note). It means outcome or issue. See Wisd. 8:8. In 1 Corinthians 10:13, way out. Comp. Wisd. 2:17. Ἁναστροφή is life in intercourse with men. See on 1 Peter 1:15. Conversation, in the older sense of that word, is a good rendering, as it is also a nearly literal rendering of the Greek word. The reference is to the end of their life; what kind of an end they made; possibly, but not necessarily, with an allusion to cases of martyrdom. What, now, was the subject of these teachers' faith which is commended to imitation? It is stated in the next verse.

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which.

Hebrews 13:17,24 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account...

Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

Luke 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household...

Acts 14:23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord...

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...

1 Timothy 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

have the rule. or, are the guides. word.

Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost...

Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you...

Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us...

Revelation 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ...

Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God...

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them...

whose.

Hebrews 6:12 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Songs 1:8 If you know not, O you fairest among women, go your way forth by the footsteps of the flock...

1 Corinthians 4:16 Why I beseech you, be you followers of me.

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be you followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Philippians 3:17 Brothers, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as you have us for an ensample.

1 Thessalonians 1:6 And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

2 Thessalonians 3:7,9 For yourselves know how you ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you...

considering.

Acts 7:55-60 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God...

the end.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful...

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Cross References
Luke 5:1
On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret,

Hebrews 6:12
so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Hebrews 13:17
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.

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

1 Peter 4:11
whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies--in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

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