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.
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:
I will declare thy name to my brethren: in the midst of the church will I praise thee.
And again: I will put my trust in him. And again: Behold I and my children, whom God hath given me.
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:
And might deliver them, who through the fear of death were all their lifetime subject to servitude.
For nowhere doth he take hold of the angels: but of the seed of Abraham he taketh hold.
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.
For in that wherein he himself hath suffered and been tempted he is able to succour them also that are tempted.