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1 For this reason we must pay closer attention to what we have heard. Then we won't drift away [from the truth]. 1 We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
2 After all, the message that the angels brought was reliable, and every violation and act of disobedience was properly punished. 2 For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,
3 So how will we escape punishment if we reject the important message, the message that God saved us? First, the Lord told this saving message. Then those who heard him confirmed that message. 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 verified what they said through miraculous signs, amazing things, other powerful acts, and with other gifts from the Holy Spirit as 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 He didn't put the world that will come (about which we are talking) 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 has declared this somewhere in Scripture: "What is a mortal that you should remember him, or the Son of Man that you take care of 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 You made him a little lower than the angels. You crowned him 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 his control." When God put everything under his Son's control, nothing was left out. However, at the present time we still don't see everything under his Son's control. 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 Jesus was made a little lower than the angels, but we see him crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death. Through God's kindness he died on behalf of everyone. 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 God is the one for whom and through whom everything exists. Therefore, while God was bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was the right time to bring Jesus, the source of their salvation, to the end of his work through suffering. 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 Jesus, who makes people holy, and all those who are made holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus isn't ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. 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 He says, "I will tell my people about your name. I will praise you within the congregation." 12 He says, "I will declare your name to my brothers; in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises."
13 In addition, Jesus says, "I will trust him." And Jesus says, "I am here with the sons and daughters God has 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 all of these sons and daughters have flesh and blood, Jesus took on flesh and blood to be like them. He did this so that by dying he would destroy the one who had power over 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 In this way he would free those who were slaves all their lives because they were afraid of dying. 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
16 So Jesus helps Abraham's descendants rather than helping angels. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.
17 Therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters so that he could be merciful. He became like them so that he could serve as a faithful chief priest in God's presence and make peace with God for their sins. 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 Because Jesus experienced temptation when he suffered, he is able to help others when they are tempted. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.