we ought to give heed more abundantly to the things which have been heard lest perhaps we 2drift
For if the word spoken through aangels
proved firm and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense,
How shall we 1aescape
if we have neglected so great a 2bsalvation
, which, having had its beginning in being spoken by the Lord, has been confirmed to us by those who heard,
God bearing awitness
both by signs and wonders and by various works of power and by 1distributions
of the Holy Spirit according to His will?
As the Son of Man — as man
For it was
not to angels that
He subjected the coming 1inhabited
earth, concerning which we speak.
But one has solemnly testified somewhere, saying, 1a
"What is man, that You bring him to mind? Or the son of man, that You care for him?
You have made Him 1a
little inferior to the angels; You have crowned Him with glory and honor and have set Him aover
the works of Your hands;
You have asubjected
all things under His feet.'' For in subjecting all things to Him, He left nothing unsubject to Him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to Him,
But we see Jesus, who was made a little 1inferior
to the angels because of the suffering of adeath
and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death on behalf of 3deverything
For it was fitting for 1Him
whom are all things and through whom are all things, in leading 2bmany
sons into 3cglory
, to make the 4dAuthor
of their esalvation 5fperfect
For both 1He
and those who are being bsanctified
are all 2of
One, for which cause He is not ashamed to call them cbrothers
"I will 1declare
Your name to My brothers; in the midst of the 2church 3I
will sing hymns of praise to You.''
And again, a
"I will trust in Him.'' And again, b
"Behold, I and the children whom God has given to Me.''
Since therefore the children have shared in ablood
and flesh, He also Himself in like manner bpartook
of the same, that through cdeath
He might 1ddestroy
him who has the might of edeath
, that is, the fdevil
And might 1release
those who because of the fear of death through all their life were held in slavery.
For assuredly it is
not to angels that
He gives help, but He 1gives
help to the seed of Abraham.
Hence He should have been 1made alike
His brothers in all things that He might become a merciful and faithful 2bHigh
Priest in the 3things cpertaining
to God, to make 4dpropitiation
for the sins of the people.
For being atempted
in that which He Himself has suffered, He is able to help those who are being tempted.