Hebrews 2

Warning Against Neglecting Salvation

1Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2For since a  the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and b  every transgression or disobedience received a just c  retribution, 3 d  how shall we escape if we e  neglect such a great salvation? It was f  declared at first by the Lord, and it was g  attested to us h  by those who heard, 4 i  while God also bore witness j  by signs and wonders and various miracles and by k  gifts of the Holy Spirit l  distributed according to his will.

The Founder of Salvation

5For it was not to angels that God subjected the world m  to 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 p  we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.
9But we see him q  who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus r  crowned with glory and honor s  because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might t  taste death u  for everyone.

10For it v  was fitting that he w  for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons x  to glory, should make the y  founder of their salvation z  perfect through suffering. 11For aa  he who sanctifies and ab  those who are sanctified ac  all have one source.
Greek  all are of one
That is why he is not ashamed to call them ae  brothers
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 12
12saying,

ag  “I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the ah  congregation I will sing your praise.”

13And again,

ai  I will put my trust in him.”

And again,

aj  Behold, I and the children ak  God has given me.”

14Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise al  partook of the same things, that am  through death he might an  destroy ao  the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15and deliver all those who ap  through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he aq  helps the offspring of Abraham. 17Therefore he had ar  to be made like his brothers in every respect, as  so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest at  in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18For because he himself has suffered au  when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

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