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1 Therefore ought we more diligently to observe the things which we have heard lest perhaps we should let them slip. 1 We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
2 For if the word spoken by angels became steadfast and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward: 2 For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,
3 How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation? Which, having begun to be declared by the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them that 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 bearing them witness by signs and wonders and divers miracles and distributions of the Holy Ghost, according to his own 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 For God hath not subjected unto angels the world to come, whereof we speak. 5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.
6 But one in a certain place hath testified, saying: What is man, that thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that thou visitest 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 Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels: thou hast crowned him with glory and honour and hast set him over the works of thy hands. 7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor
8 Thou hast subjected all things under his feet. For in that he hath subjected all things to him he left nothing not subject to him. But now we see not as yet all things subject to him. 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 was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour: that, through the grace of God he might taste death for all. 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 For it became him for whom are all things and by whom are all things, who had brought many children into glory, to perfect the author of their salvation, by his passion. 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 both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one. For which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying: 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 declare thy name to my brethren: in the midst of the church will I praise thee. 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: Behold I and my children, whom God hath 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 Therefore because the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner hath been partaker of the same: that, through death, he might destroy him who had the empire of death, that is to say, 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 might deliver them, who through the fear of death were all their lifetime subject to servitude. 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
16 For nowhere doth he take hold of the angels: but of the seed of Abraham he taketh hold. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.
17 Wherefore, it behoved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest before God, that he might be a propitiation 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 in that wherein he himself hath suffered and been tempted he is able to succour them also that are tempted. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.