how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?1 This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord,2 was confirmed to us by those who heard him.34
God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles,4 and gifts of the Holy Spirit5 distributed according to his will.6
It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.
But there is a place where someone7 has testified: "What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?87
You made him a littlea lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor
and put everything under his feet."b9 In putting everything under him, God left nothing that is not subject to him. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to him.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor10 because he suffered death,11 so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.1210
In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists,13 should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering.1411
Both the one who makes men holy15 and those who are made holy16 are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.1712
He says, "I will declare your name to my brothers; in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises."c1813
And again, "I will put my trust in him."d19 And again he says, "Here am I, and the children God has given me."e20