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1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest haply we drift away [from them]. 1 We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
2 For if the word spoken through angels proved stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; 2 For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,
3 how shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation? which having at the first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them that heard; 3 how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.
4 God also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders, and by manifold powers, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will. 4 God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
5 For not unto angels did he subject the world to come, whereof we speak. 5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.
6 But one hath somewhere testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that thou visitest him? 6 But there is a place where someone has testified: "What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; Thou crownedst him with glory and honor, And didst set him over the works of thy hands: 7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor
8 Thou didst put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he subjected all things unto him, he left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we see not yet all things subjected to him. 8 and put everything under his feet." 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.
9 But we behold him who hath been made a little lower than the angels, [even] Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for every [man]. 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 10 In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering.
11 For both he that sanctifieth and they that are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 11 Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.
12 saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, In the midst of the congregation will I sing thy praise. 12 He says, "I will declare your name to my brothers; in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises."
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold, I and the children whom God hath given me. 13 And again, "I will put my trust in him." And again he says, "Here am I, and the children God has given me."
14 Since then the children are sharers in flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner partook of the same; that through death he might bring to nought him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death--that is, the devil--
15 and might deliver all them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
16 For verily not to angels doth he give help, but he giveth help to the seed of Abraham. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.
17 Wherefore it behooved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 17 For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.