1 (On this account, we ought to attend the more earnestly to the things which were heard; lest at any time we should left them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was firm, and every transgression and disobedience received a just retribution;
3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation? which, beginning to be spoken by the Lord, was confirmed to us by them who heard him;
4 God, also, bearing witness, both by signs and wonders, and divers miracles, and distributions of the Holy Spirit, according to his own pleasure.)
5 Moreover, he has not subjected to the angels the world to come, of which we are speaking.
6 «But one in a certain place has testified, saying,» 'What is man that thou art mindful of him-or the son of man, that thou dost regard him?'
7 Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels; thou hast crowned him with glory and honor,
8 «thou hast put all things under his feet.» 'Now, by putting all things in subjection to him, he left nothing that is not subject to him; but now, we do not yet see all things subjected to him;'
9 but we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, that he, by the favor of God, might taste death for all; for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor!
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, to make him, who leads many sons to glory-even the Captain of their Salvation-perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he who sanctifies, and they who are sanctified, are all of one Father; for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren;
12 «saying,» 'I will announce thy name to my brethren: in the midst of the congregation I will sing praises to thee.'
13 «And, again,» 'I will put my trust in him.' 'And again, '«Behold I, and the children whom God has given me.»
14 Since, then, the children partook of flesh and blood; he, also, in like manner, partook of these; that, through death, he might vanquish him who had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 and deliver them, who, through fear of death, were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For, indeed, he has not at all assumed the nature of angels; but he has assumed the seed of Abraham.
17 Hence, it was necessary for him to be made like his brethren in all things; that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest, in matters pertaining to God, in order to expiate the sins of the people;
18 for, by what he suffered himself, when tried; he is able to succor them who are tried.