1 FOR this reason we should give special attention to the things that we have heard, so as not to drift away from them.
2 For if the message spoken through angels was sure and every violation and disobedience received merited punishment,
3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the beginning was spoken by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard him,
4 while God added his testimony by signs and wonders and many kinds of miracles and impartation of the Holy Spirit according to his will?
5 For he has not subjected to angels the coming world of which we speak.
6 But somewhere one says, "What is man that thou rememberest him? Or the son of man that thou carest for him?
7 Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels. With glory and honor thou hast crowned him.
8 All things thou hast put under his feet." When he put all things under him he left nothing that was not put under him. We do not yet see all things put under him,
9 but we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death that by the grace of God he might taste of death for every man, now crowned with glory and honor.
10 For it was fitting that he through whom are all things and for whom are all things, when leading many sons to glory, should make the great Leader of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For he who makes holy and they who are made holy are all of one. For this cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers,
12 saying, "I will tell thy name to my brothers. In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to thee,"
13 and again, "I will trust in him," and again, "Here am I and the children whom God has given me."
14 Since then the children share in blood and flesh, he himself in the same way shared in them, in order that through death he might defeat him who had the power of death, that is, the Devil,
15 and set free all those who through fear of death were all their lives doomed to slavery.
16 For he does not come to the help of angels, but he comes to the help of the descendants of Abraham.
17 And for that reason he had to be made like his brethren in everything, so as to be a compassionate and faithful high priest in things relating to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
18 For since he himself has suffered when tempted he is able to help those who are tempted.