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Hebrews 2 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 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 through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just 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 a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed 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 bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, 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 He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels. 5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.
6 But one testified in a certain place, saying: "What is man that You are mindful of him, Or the son of man that You take care of 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 You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, And set him over the works of Your hands. 7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor
8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet." For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under 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 honor, that He, by the grace of God, 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 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain 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 both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason 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 will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to 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 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had 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 release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
16 For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.
17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make 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 He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.