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1 For this reason there is the more need for us to give attention to the things which have come to our ears, for fear that by chance we might be slipping away. 1 We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
2 Because if the word which came through the angels was fixed, and in the past every evil act against God's orders was given its full punishment; 2 For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,
3 What will come on us, if we do not give our minds to such a great salvation? a salvation of which our fathers first had knowledge through the words of the Lord, and which was made certain to us by those to whom his words came; 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 And God was a witness with them, by signs and wonders, and by more than natural powers, and by his distribution of the Holy Spirit at his pleasure. 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 he did not make the angels rulers over the world to come, of which I am writing. 5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.
6 But a certain writer has given his witness, saying, What is man, that you keep him in mind? what is the son of man, that you take him into account? 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 You made him a little lower than the angels; you gave him a crown of glory and honour, and made him ruler over all the works of your hands: 7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor
8 You put all things under his feet. For in making man the ruler over all things, God did not put anything outside his authority; though we do not see everything under him now. 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 see him who was made a little lower than the angels, even Jesus, crowned with glory and honour, because he let himself be put to death so that by the grace of God he might undergo death for all men. 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 Because it was right for him, for whom and through whom all things have being, in guiding his sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation complete through pain. 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 he who makes holy and those who are made holy are all of one family; and for this reason it is no shame for him to give them the name of brothers, 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 give the knowledge of your name to my brothers, I will make a song of praise to you before the church. 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 he says, I will put my faith in him. And again, See, I am here, and the children which God has given to 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 And because the children are flesh and blood, he took a body himself and became like them; so that by his death he might put an end to him who had the power of death, that is to say, the Evil One; 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 let those who all their lives were in chains because of their fear of death, go free. 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
16 For, truly, he does not take on the life of angels, but that of the seed of Abraham. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.
17 Because of this it was necessary for him to be made like his brothers in every way, so that he might be a high priest full of mercy and keeping faith in everything to do with God, making offerings 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 having been put to the test himself, he is able to give help to others when they are tested. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.