1 Pay close attention to the things heard so we do not drift away.
2 If the word spoken through angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward penalty.
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first presented by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard him.
4 God also testified about it with signs, wonders, and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit given according to his will.
5 He did not subject the world to come that we speak about to the angels.
6 But a certain witness has given proof, saying: »What is man, that you are mindful of him? Or what is the son of man that you take care of him?
7 »You made him a little lower than the angels for a little while. Greek: brachus, short time (Psalm 8:4, 5) You crowned him with glory and honor, and set him over the works of your hands.
8 »You put all things in subjection under his feet.« You subjected all things to him and left nothing that is not subject to him. Now we do not see yet all things in subjection to him.
9 We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels and crowned with glory and honor for suffering death. By the grace of God he tasted death for every man.
10 It was appropriate that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, should bring many sons to glory, to make the Chief Agent of their salvation perfect through suffering.
11 Both he who sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all from one. For this reason Jesus is not ashamed to call them »brothers«.
12 He says: »I will declare your name to my brothers; in the middle of the congregation I will sing praises to you.«
13 And again: »I will put my trust in him.« And again: »Behold, the children that Jehovah has given me.« (Isaiah 8:18)
14 Since the »children« are partakers of flesh and blood, he also took part of the same things, that through death he might destroy him that had the power to cause death, Satan the Devil.
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 He does not help the angels, but he helps the seed of Abraham.
17 This means that he had to become like his »brothers« in every way, in order to be their faithful and merciful High Priest in his service to God, in order to offer a propitiatory sacrifice pay atonementto make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 Since he has suffered and was tested in every way; he is able to help those who are being tested.