Therefore we must pay greater attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.
For if the message declared through angels was valid, and every transgression or disobedience received a just penalty,
how can we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? It was declared at first through the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard him,
while God added his testimony by signs and wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, distributed according to his will.
Now God a did not subject the coming world, about which we are speaking, to angels.
But someone has testified somewhere, "What are human beings that you are mindful of them, b or mortals, that you care for them? c7
You have made them for a little while lower d than the angels; you have crowned them with glory and honor, e8
subjecting all things under their feet." Now in subjecting all things to them, God f left nothing outside their control. As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to them,
but we do see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower g than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God h he might taste death for everyone.
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