Hebrews 2

Salvation Confirmed

We must pay closer attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every transgression and disobedience received [its] just punishment, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? [ This salvation ] was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard [Him] , [and] was affirmed by God through signs, wonders, various miracles, and {gifts} of [the] Holy Spirit distributed according to His will.

Jesus Like His Brothers

For [it is] not to angels that He has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. But somewhere it is testified in these words: “What is man that You are mindful of him, or [the] son of man that You care for him? You made him a little lower
Or a little while lower; also in verse 9
than [the] angels; You crowned him with glory and honor
WH and TR include and set him over the works of your hands
[and] placed everything under his feet.”
Psalm 8:4-6
[When God] subjected all things to him, He left nothing outside of his control. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to him.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than [the] angels, now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death, so that by [the] grace of God He might taste death for everyone. 10  In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting for [God] , for whom and through whom all things [exist] , to make the pioneer of their salvation {perfect} through suffering. 11  For both the [One who] sanctifies and those who are sanctified [are] of the same [family] . That is why [Jesus] is not ashamed to call them brothers. 12  He says: “I will proclaim Your name to My brothers; I will sing Your praises in [the] assembly.”
Psalm 22:22
13  And again: “I will put [My] trust in Him.”
Isaiah 8:17
And [once] again: “Here [am] I, and the children God has given Me.”
Isaiah 8:18
14  Therefore, since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in [their] [humanity] , so that by [His] death He might destroy him who holds the power of death, that is, the devil, 15  and free those who all [their] lives were held in slavery by [their] fear of death. 16  For surely [it is] not [the] angels He helps, but [the] descendants of Abraham. 17  So He had to be made like [His] brothers in every way, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest [in service] to God, in order to make atonement for the sins of the people. 18  Because He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.
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