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1 Therefore we must pay greater attention to what we have heard, so that we do not 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 For if the message declared through angels was valid, and every transgression or disobedience received a just penalty, 2 For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,
3 how can we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? It was declared at first through the Lord, and it was attested 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 while God added his testimony by signs and wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, distributed according to his 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 Now God did not subject the coming world, about which we are speaking, to angels. 5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.
6 But someone has testified somewhere, "What are human beings that you are mindful of them, or mortals, that you care for 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 You have made them for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned them with glory and honor, 7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor
8 subjecting all things under their feet." Now in subjecting all things to them, God left nothing outside their control. As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to them, 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 do see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death 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 It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many children to glory, should make the pioneer 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 the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. For this reason Jesus is not 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 saying, "I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of the congregation I will praise you." 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, "Here am I and the children whom 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, therefore, the children share flesh and blood, he himself likewise shared the same things, so that through death he might destroy the one who has 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 free those who all their lives were held in slavery by the fear of death. 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
16 For it is clear that he did not come to help angels, but the descendants of Abraham. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.
17 Therefore he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every respect, so that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make a sacrifice of atonement 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 Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.