But someone testified somewhere, saying, "What is man, that you remember him, or the son of man, that you care for him?
You made him for a short [time] lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor;a8
you subjected all [things] under his feet.b For in subjecting all [things], he left nothing [that was] not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all [things] subjected to him,
but we see Jesus, for a short [time] made lower than the angels, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that apart from Godc he might taste death on behalf of everyone.
For it was fitting for him for whom [are] all [things] and through whom [are] all [things] in bringing many sons to glory to perfect the originator of their salvation through sufferings.
For both the one who sanctifies and the ones who are sanctified [are] all from one, for which reason he is not ashamed to call them brothers,
saying, "I will proclaim your name to my brothers; in the midst of the assembly I will sing in praise of you."13
And again, "I will trust in him." And again, "Behold, I and the children God has given me."14
Therefore, since the children share in blood and flesh, he also in like manner shared in these [same things], in order that through death he could destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,
and could set free these who through fear of death were subject to slavery throughout all their lives.
For surely he is not concerned with angels, but he is concerned with the descendants of Abraham.