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1 This is why it's necessary for us to pay more attention to what we have heard, or else we may drift away from it. 1 We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
2 If the message that was spoken by angels was reliable, and every offense and act of disobedience received an appropriate consequence, 2 For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,
3 how will we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? It was first announced through the Lord, and then it was confirmed by those who heard him. 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 vouched for their message with signs, amazing things, various miracles, and gifts from the Holy Spirit, which were handed out the way he wanted. 4 God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
5 God didn't put the world that is coming (the world we are talking about) under the angels' control. 5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.
6 Instead, someone declared somewhere, What is humanity that you think about them? Or what are the human beings that you care about them? 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 For a while you made them lower than angels. You crowned the human beings with glory and honor. 7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor
8 You put everything under their control. When he puts everything under their control, he doesn't leave anything out of control. But right now, we don't see everything under their control yet. 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 However, we do see the one who was made lower in order than the angels for a little while—it's Jesus! He's the one who is now crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of his death. He suffered death so that he could taste death for everyone through God's grace. 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 It was appropriate for God, for whom and through whom everything exists, to use experiences of suffering to make perfect the pioneer of salvation. This salvation belongs to many sons and daughters whom he's leading to glory. 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 This is because the one who makes people holy and the people who are being made holy all come from one source. That is why Jesus isn't ashamed to call them brothers and sisters when he says, 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 I will publicly announce your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you in the middle of the assembly. 12 He says, "I will declare your name to my brothers; in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises."
13 He also says, I will rely on him. And also, Here I am with the children whom 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 Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, he also shared the same things in the same way. He did this to destroy the one who holds the power over death—the devil—by dying. 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 He set free those who were held in slavery their entire lives by their fear of death. 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
16 Of course, he isn't trying to help angels, but rather he's helping Abraham's descendants. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.
17 Therefore, he had to be made like his brothers and sisters in every way. This was so that he could become a merciful and faithful high priest in things relating to God, in order to wipe away 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 He's able to help those who are being tempted, since he himself experienced suffering when he was tempted. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.