1Therefore it is needful for us to heed more abundantly the things that have been heard, so that we might not drift away. 2For, if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable and every transgression and disobedience received a just requital, 3How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, one that, having received a commencement declared by the Lord, was confirmed for us by those who heard it, 4God also bearing witness along with them by signs and wonders, and by various deeds of power and impartations of a Holy Spirit, in accordance with his will? 5For not to angels did he subordinate the world that is coming in, about which we are speaking. 6And at some point a certain person has borne solemn witness, saying, “What is a man that you remember
him? Or a son of man that you watch over him? 7You made him something just a little less than angels, you have crowned him with glory and honor, 8You have set everything in order under his feet.” For in this subordination of all things he left nothing not ordered under him. But at present we do not yet see all things ordered under him. 9But we see Jesus, who was made just a little less than angels, having been crowned with glory and honor on account of suffering death, so that by God’s grace he might taste of death on behalf of everyone. 10For it was fitting for him, on account of whom all things are and by whom all things are, to perfect through sufferings the originator of their salvation, who has led many sons to glory. 11For both he who makes holy and they who are made holy all come from one—for which reason he is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12Saying, “I will proclaim your name to my brothers, in the midst of the assembly I will hymn you.” 13And again: “I will put my trust in him.” And again: “See, I and the children whom God has given me.” 14Inasmuch, therefore, as the children have blood and flesh in common, he too shared in these same things, so that by death he might render the one holding the power of death—that is, the Slanderer—ineffectual, 15And might liberate those who had all their lives been bound in slavery by fear of death. 16For surely he does not reach out tob angels, but rather reaches out to the seed of Abraham. 17Hence it was necessary to become like his brothers in all things, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest of God’s affairs, in order to make expiation for the people’s sins. 18For, inasmuch as he himself has suffered in being tried, he is able to help those enduring trials.
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