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1 So we must be more careful to follow what we were taught. Then we will not stray 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 The teaching God spoke through angels was shown to be true, and anyone who did not follow it or obey it received the punishment that was earned. 2 For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,
3 So surely we also will be punished if we ignore this great salvation. The Lord himself first told about this salvation, and it was proven true to us 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 proved it by using wonders, great signs, many kinds of miracles, and by giving people gifts through the Holy Spirit, just 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 God did not choose angels to be the rulers of the new world that was coming, which is what we have been talking about. 5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.
6 It is written in the Scriptures, "Why are people important to you? Why do you take care of human beings? 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 them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You put all things under their control." 7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor
8 When God put everything under their control, there was nothing left that they did not rule. Still, we do not yet see them ruling over everything. 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 Jesus, who for a short time was made lower than the angels. And now he is wearing a crown of glory and honor because he suffered and died. And by God's grace, he died for 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 who made all things, and all things are for his glory. He wanted to have many children share his glory, so he made the One who leads people to salvation perfect 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 those who are made holy are from the same family. So he is not ashamed to call them his 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, "Then, I will tell my fellow Israelites about you; I will praise you in the public meeting." 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 trust in God." And he also says, "I am here, and with me are the children 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 these children are people with physical bodies, Jesus himself became like them. He did this so that, by dying, he could destroy the one who has the power of death -- 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 free those who were like slaves all their lives because of their fear of death. 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
16 Clearly, it is not angels that Jesus helps, but the people who are from Abraham. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.
17 For this reason Jesus had to be made like his brothers in every way so he could be their merciful and faithful high priest in service to God. Then Jesus could bring forgiveness 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 And now he can help those who are tempted, because he himself suffered and was tempted. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.