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1 Therefore more plenteously it behooveth us to keep those things [Therefore it behooveth us to keep more plenteously those things], that we have heard, lest peradventure we float away. 1 We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
2 For if that word that was said by angels, was made firm, and each breaking of the law and unobedience [and each trespassing, or breaking of the law, and unobedience] took just retribution of meed, 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 despise so great an health? Which, when it had taken beginning to be told out by the Lord, of them that heard is confirmed into us. 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 For God witnessed together by miracles, and wonders, and great marvels, and diverse works of power, and partings of the Holy Ghost, by his will. [God together witnessing by signs, and wonders, and great marvels, and diverse virtues, and distributions of the Holy Ghost, after 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 But not to angels God subjected the world that is to coming [Forsooth not to angels God subjected the roundness of the earth to come], of which we speak. 5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.
6 But some man witnessed in a place, and said [Soothly some man witnessed in some place, saying], What thing is man, that thou art mindful of him, or man's son, for 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 less than angels [Thou madest him a little less from angels]; thou hast crowned him with glory and honour; and thou hast ordained him on [upon] the works of thine hands. 7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor
8 Thou hast made all things subject under his feet. And in that that he subjected all things to him, he left nothing unsubject to him [he left nothing unsubjected to him]. But now we see not 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 him that was made a little less than angels, Jesus, for the passion of death crowned with glory and honour, that he through [the] grace of God should taste death for all men. 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 beseemed him, for whom all things, and by whom all things were made, which had brought many sons into glory, and was author of the health of them, that he had an end by passion. [+Forsooth it became him, for whom all things, and by all things, the which had led together many sons into glory, the maker of the health of them, to end, either make perfect, by passions.] 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 he that halloweth, and they that be hallowed, be all of one; for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 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 shall tell thy name to my brethren; in the middle of the church I shall 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 shall be trusting into him; and again, Lo! I and my children, which God gave 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 for children communed to flesh and blood, and he also took part of the same, that by death he should destroy him that had lordship 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 that he should deliver them that by dread of death [and should deliver them that by dread of death], by all life were bound to servage. 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
16 And he took [to] never angels, but he took [to] the seed of Abraham. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.
17 Wherefore he ought to be likened to brethren by all things, that he should be made merciful and a faithful bishop to God, that he should be merciful to the trespasses 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 thing in which he suffered, and was tempted, he is mighty to help also them that be tempted. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.