1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things heard, lest haply we drift away. 2 For if the word spoken through angels became firm and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; 3 how shall WE escape, if we neglect so great a salvation? which having at first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them that heard; 4 :God bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders, and manifold powers, and distributions of the Holy Spirit, according to his :will.
5 For not to angels did he subject the inhabited earth to come, whereof we speak. 6 But one hath somewhere testified, saying, What is man, that thou rememberest him?
Or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
7 Thou madest him †a little lower than angels; Thou crownedst him with glory and honor, And didst set him over the works of thy :hands:
8 Thou didst subject all things under his :feet.
For in that he subjected :all things to him, he left nothing not subject to him. But now we see not yet all things subjected to him. 9 But we behold him who hath been made a little lower than angels, Jesus, because of the suffering of :death crowned with glory and honor, that by God’s grace he should taste of death for every one. 10 For it became him, for whom are :all things, and through whom are :all things, in †bringing many sons unto glory, to perfect the author of their :salvation through sufferings. 11 For both the sanctifier and sanctified are all of one: for which cause
he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 saying, I will declare thy :name
to my :brethren,
In midst of the church will I sing thy praise.
13 And again, I will be trusting in him. And again, Lo, I and the little children whom :God hath given me. 14 Since then the little children are sharers in blood and flesh, himself also in like manner partook of the same; that through :death he might bring to nought him that had the power of :death, that is, the devil; 15 and might deliver all these who from fear of death were all their :lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For verily not †to angels doth he give help, but he giveth help to the seed of Abraham. 17 Whence it behooved him in all things to be made like his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the things pertaining to :God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For wherein himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to help those being tempted.