Hebrews 2:6-16 DBY

6 but one has testified somewhere, saying, a What is man, that thou rememberest b him, or son of man that thou visitest him?

References for Hebrews 2:6

    • v 2:6 - See Ps. 8.4-6.
    • w 2:6 - An active recollection, because the object is cared for: so ch. 13.3.
      7 Thou hast made him some little inferior to the angels; thou hast crowned him with glory and honour, [and hast set him over the works of thy hands;]
      8 thou hast subjected all things under his feet. For in subjecting all things to him, he has left nothing unsubject to him. But now we see not yet all things subjected to *him*,
      9 but we see Jesus, who [was] made some little inferior to angels c on account of the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; so that d by the grace of God he should taste death for every thing. e

      References for Hebrews 2:9

        • x 2:9 - Or 'him who was made ... angels, [even] Jesus:' see Ps. 8.5.
        • y 2:9 - The 'so that' is an appended sentence: 'he was made lower ... so that.' Ver. 10 justifies his being made lower for suffering death. The crowning is the accomplishment of the Psalm.
        • z 2:9 - Or 'every one.'
          10 For it became him, for whom [are] all things, and by whom [are] all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make perfect f the leader g of their salvation through sufferings.

          References for Hebrews 2:10

            • { 2:10 - 'Make perfect' in Hebrews has the force of doing all required to initiate into an office, to make a person fit to be installed in the office. It is sometimes translated 'consecrate.'
            • | 2:10 - See Note, Acts 3.15.
              11 For both he that sanctifies and those sanctified h [are] all of one; for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

              References for Hebrews 2:11

                • } 2:11 - Simply the character of the persons, without reference to done or doing.
                  12 saying, I will declare thy name to my brethren; in [the] midst of [the] assembly will I sing thy praises. i

                  References for Hebrews 2:12

                    • ~ 2:12 - Or 'praise thee with singing.' Lit. 'hymn thee:' see Matt. 26.30.
                      13 And again, I will trust in him. j And again, Behold, I and the children which God has given me. k

                      References for Hebrews 2:13

                        •  2:13 - See Isa. 8.17 LXX, 'I will look for him.'
                        • € 2:13 - See Isa. 8.18.
                          14 Since therefore the children partake l of blood and flesh, he also, in like manner, m took part in n the same, that through death he might annul him who has o the might of death, that is, the devil;

                          References for Hebrews 2:14

                            •  2:14 - Koinoneo: that is, they are in that condition, as their common lot.
                            • ‚ 2:14 - 'In like manner' is strictly 'near to,' as Phil. 2.27, 'close to.'
                            • ƒ 2:14 - There is an intended difference here between the words for 'partake' (koinoneo) and 'took part in' (metecho), ver. 14. The first, referring to the children, is a common equal sharing of the nature. The second, referring to Christ, means, he took a part in it; and refers always to something outside myself, but which I take, or take a part in. The first work refers to a joint participation in that which belongs to me or to known fellowship. The second is used in ch. 5.13, 'partakes of milk,' in 1Cor. 9.10, where the reaper gets a share in the sower's hope, and in 1Cor. 10.17,21,30, 'partake,' where 'partaking' (metecho) is proof of participation in fellowship (koinonia), ver. 16. The word does not say how far the taking share went.
                            • „ 2:14 - Or 'who had;' lit. 'having,' without reference to time. Cf. ch. 13.20.
                              15 and might set free all those who through fear of death through the whole of their life were subject to bondage.
                              16 For he does not indeed take hold of angels [by the hand], p but he takes hold of the seed of Abraham.

                              References for Hebrews 2:16

                                • … 2:16 - It means 'to take hold of,' but it is constantly used for 'taking up a person to help him,' though in other senses as well. We say, 'he took him by the hand,' but this may be too familiar. It is used in the sense of 'taking hold of,' literally 'deliver.' The same word is used in this verse as to 'the seed of Abraham,' and also in the quotation from Jer. 31 in ch. 8.9, but there 'hand' is added in the Greek.