we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression
and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto
us by them that heard him;
4God also bearing
them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
5For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection
the world to come, whereof we speak.
one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest
7Thou madest him a little lower than
the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
8Thou hast 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 see not yet all things put under him.
9But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower
than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death
for every man.
10For it became him, for whom
are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect
11For both he that sanctifieth
and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the
church will I sing praise unto thee.
again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
14Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also
himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the
15And deliver them who through fear
of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
17Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful
and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour
them that are tempted.