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1 That is why we must hold on all the more firmly to the truths we have heard, so that we will not be carried away. 1 We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
2 The message given to our ancestors by the angels was shown to be true, and those who did not follow it or obey it received the punishment they deserved. 2 For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,
3 How, then, shall we escape if we pay no attention to such a great salvation? The Lord himself first announced this salvation, and those who heard him proved to us that it is true. 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 At the same time God added his witness to theirs by performing all kinds of miracles and wonders and by distributing the gifts of the Holy Spirit 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 God has not placed the angels as rulers over the new world to come - the world of which we speak. 5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.
6 Instead, as it is said somewhere in the Scriptures: "What are human beings, O God, that you should think of them; mere human beings, that you should 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 made them for a little while lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor, 7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor
8 and made them rulers over all things." It says that God made them "rulers over all things"; this clearly includes everything. We do not, however, see human beings ruling over all things now. 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, so that through God's grace he should die for everyone. We see him now crowned with glory and honor because of the death he suffered. 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 only right that God, who creates and preserves all things, should make Jesus perfect through suffering, in order to bring many children to share his glory. For Jesus is the one who leads them to salvation. 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 He purifies people from their sins, and both he and those who are made pure all have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his family. 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 to God, "I will tell my people what you have done; I will praise you in their 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 put my trust in God." And he also says, "Here I am with the children that 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 the children, as he calls them, are people of flesh and blood, Jesus himself became like them and shared their human nature. He did this so that through his death he might destroy the Devil, who has the power over death, 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 in this way set free those who were 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 For it is clear that it is not the angels that he helps. Instead, he helps the descendants of Abraham. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.
17 This means that he had to become like his people in every way, in order to be their faithful and merciful High Priest in his service to God, so that the people's sins would be forgiven. 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 was tempted and suffered. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.