You made him a littlea lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor
and put everything under his feet."b1 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 honor2 because he suffered death,3 so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.410
In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists,5 should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering.611
Both the one who makes men holy7 and those who are made holy8 are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.912
He says, "I will declare your name to my brothers; in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises."c1013
And again, "I will put my trust in him."d11 And again he says, "Here am I, and the children God has given me."e1214
Since the children have flesh and blood,13 he too shared in their humanity14 so that by his death he might destroy15 him who holds the power of death--that is, the devil16--
and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear17 of death.
For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.1817
For this reason he had to be made like his brothers19 in every way, in order that he might become a merciful20 and faithful high priest21 in service to God,22 and that he might make atonement forf the sins of the people.23