Hebrews 21 Therefore we ought to be exceedingly cautious, in regard to what we have heard, lest we fall away. 2 For if the word uttered by the medium of angels was confirmed, and every one who heard it, and transgressed it, received a just retribution; 3 how shall we escape, if we despise the things which are our life, things which began to be spoken by our Lord, and were confirmed to us by them who heard from him, 4 while God gave testimony concerning them, by signs and wonders, and by various miracles and distributions of the Holy Spirit, which were given according to his pleasure? 5 For to the angels he hath not subjected the world to come, of which we speak. 6 But as the scripture testifieth, and saith: What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou attendest to him? 7 Thou hast depressed him somewhat lower than the angels: glory and honor hast thou put on his head; and thou hast invested him with authority over the work of thy hand. 8 And all things hast thou subjected under his feet. And in this subjecting of all things to him, he omitted nothing, which he did not subject. But now, we do not yet see all things subjected to him. 9 But we see him, who was depressed somewhat lower than the angels, to be this Jesus, because of the passion of his death; and glory and honor are placed on his head; for God himself, in his grace, ▼
▼ So the Jacobite copies read; but the Nestorian copies read, But he, apart from God, tasted, &c. The Greek is, . . . . ., &c: but some copies have, . . . ., &c.tasted death for all men. 10 For it became him, by whom are all things, and on account of whom are all things, and who bringeth many sons unto his glory, to perfect the prince of their life by suffering. 11 For he that sanctifieth, and they who are sanctified, are all of one nature. Therefore he is not ashamed to call them brethren; 12 as he saith, I will announce thy name to my brethren; in the midst of the assembly, I will praise thee. 13 And again, I will confide in him. And again, Behold me, and the children whom thou, God, hast given to me. 14 For because the children participated in flesh and blood, he also, in like manner, took part in the same; that, by his death, he might bring to naught him who held the dominion of death, namely Satan; 15 and might release them, who, through fear of death, are all their lives subject to bondage. 16 For he did not assume a nature from angels, but he assumed a nature from the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore it was right, that he should be in all respects like his brethren; that he might be merciful, and a high priest faithful in the things of God, and might make expiation for the sins of the people. 18 For, in that he himself hath suffered, and been tempted, he is able to succor them who are tempted.
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