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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.
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:3 so great salvation. Salvation is indeed a great truth! The very name “Jesus” means “salvation.” It embraces many major doctrines of Scripture—including such doctrines as atonement (Leviticus 17:11), substitution (Isaiah 53:5), imputation (Romans 4:6-8), propitiation (I John 2:2), redemption (I Peter 1:18), remission (Acts 10:43), justification (Romans 3:28), adoption (Ephesians 1:5), reconciliation (Romans 5:10-11), regeneration (Titus 3:5), sanctification (Hebrews 10:9-10, and glorification (Romans 8:30).

2:3 that heard him. The words of the gospel of salvation were first spoken by Christ, then confirmed in writing by His apostles. Also, note Hebrews 1:2.

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