Warning Against Neglecting Salvation1Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2For since athe message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and bevery transgression or disobedience received a just cretribution, 3 dhow shall we escape if we eneglect such a great salvation? It was fdeclared at first by the Lord, and it was gattested to us hby those who heard, 4 iwhile God also bore witness jby signs and wonders and various miracles and by kgifts of the Holy Spirit ldistributed according to his will.
The Founder of Salvation5For it was not to angels that God subjected the world mto come, of which we are speaking. 6It has been testified somewhere,
n“What is man, that you are mindful of him,
or the son of man, that you care for him?
7You made him for a little while lower than the angels;
you have crowned him with glory and honor ▼
▼Some manuscripts insert and set him over the works of your hands
8putting everything in subjection under his feet.”
Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, pwe do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9But we see him qwho for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, rcrowned with glory and honor sbecause of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might ttaste death ufor everyone.
10For it vwas fitting that he, wfor whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons xto glory, should make the yfounder of their salvation zperfect through suffering. 11For aahe who sanctifies and abthose who are sanctified acall have one source. ▼
▼Greek all are of oneThat is why he is not ashamed to call them aebrothers ▼
▼Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God’s family, the church; also verse 1212saying,
ag“I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the ahcongregation I will sing your praise.”
ai“I will put my trust in him.”
aj“Behold, I and the children akGod has given me.”
14Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise alpartook of the same things, that amthrough death he might andestroy aothe one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15and deliver all those who apthrough fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he aqhelps the offspring of Abraham. 17Therefore he had arto be made like his brothers in every respect, asso that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest atin the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18For because he himself has suffered auwhen tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
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