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1 For this reason we ought to pay the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, for fear we should drift away from them. 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 delivered through angels proved to be true, and every transgression and act of disobedience met with just retribution, 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 are indifferent to a salvation as great as that now offered to us? This, after having first of all been announced by the Lord Himself, had its truth made sure 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 corroborated their testimony by signs and marvels and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed in accordance with 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 It is not to angels that God has assigned the sovereignty of that coming 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 But, as we know, a writer has solemnly said, "How poor a creature is man, and yet Thou dost remember him, and a son of man, and yet Thou dost come to 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 only a little inferior to the angels; with glory and honour Thou hast crowned him, and hast set him to govern 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 put everything in subjection under his feet." For this subjecting of the universe to man implies the leaving nothing not subject to him. But we do not as yet see the universe 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 Jesus--who was made a little inferior to the angels in order that through God's grace He might taste death for every human being--we already see wearing a crown of glory and honour because of His having suffered death. 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 that He for whom, and through whom, all things exist, after He had brought many sons to glory, should perfect by suffering the Prince Leader who had saved them. 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 whom He is sanctifying have all one Father; and for this reason He is not ashamed to speak of them as His brothers; 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 as when He says: "I will proclaim Thy name to My brothers: in the midst of the congregation I will hymn Thy praises;" 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, "As for Me, I will be one whose trust reposes in God;" and again, "Here am I, and here are the children 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 then the children referred to are all alike sharers in perishable human nature, He Himself also, in the same way, took on Him a share of it, in order that through death He might render powerless him who had authority over 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 might set at liberty all those who through fear of death had been subject to lifelong slavery. 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
16 For assuredly it is not to angels that He is continually reaching a helping hand, but it is to the descendants of Abraham. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.
17 And for this purpose it was necessary that in all respects He should be made to resemble His brothers, so that He might become a compassionate and faithful High Priest in things relating to God, in order to atone 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 inasmuch as He has Himself felt the pain of temptation and trial, He is also able instantly to help those who are tempted and tried. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.