Hebrews 13:17
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New International Version
Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.


New American Standard Bible
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for 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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.


International Standard Version
Continue to follow and be submissive to your leaders, since they are watching over your souls as those who will have to give a word of explanation. By doing this, you will be letting them carry out their duties joyfully, and not with grief, for that would be harmful 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.


Darby Bible Translation
Obey your leaders, and be submissive; for they watch over your souls as those that shall give account; that they may do this with joy, and not groaning, for this would be unprofitable for you.


Young's Literal Translation
Be obedient to those leading you, and be subject, for these do watch for your souls, as about to give account, that with joy they may do this, and not sighing, for this is unprofitable to you.
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Context
Sacrifices and Prayer

15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. 16But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 17Obey 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. 18Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. 19But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
Cross References
Isaiah 62:6
I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,


Ezekiel 3:17
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.


Acts 20:28
Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.


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


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


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


Hebrews 13:24
Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.


Treasury of Scripture

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.

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:

Strong's Concordance
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.
Topical Bible
Able Account Advantage Authority Behalf Burden Ear Grief Groaning Joy Joyfully Keeping Lamentation Leaders Leading Obedient Obey Profit Ready Rule Rulers Sadly Sighing Souls Subject Submissive Submit Unprofitable Watch Yourselves
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Hebrews Chapter 13 Verse 17

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NT Letters: Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them (Heb. He. Hb)
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