2 For this cause it behoveth us with unwonted firmness to be holding fast unto the things that have been heard, lest at any time we drift away.
2 For if the word through messengers spoken became firm and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense
3 how shall we escape, if so great a salvation as this we have neglected,—which indeed having received a beginning of being spoken through the Lord by them who heard unto us was confirmed,
4 God jointly witnessing also both with signs and wonders and manifold mighty works and with distributions of Holy Spirit according to his own will?
5 For not unto messengers hath he subjected the coming habitable earth of which we are speaking;
6 But one somewhere hath borne witness, saying—What is man that thou shouldst make mention of him? Or the son of man that thou shouldst put him in charge?
7 Thou hast made him less, some little, than messengers, With glory and honour hast thou crowned him,—[And hast set him over the works of thy hands];
8 All things hast thou subjected beneath his feet. For in subjecting [to him] the all things Nothing left he to him unsubjected; But now not yet do we see to him the all things subjected;—
9 But Jesus, made some little less than messengers we do behold: By reason of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honour, To the end that by favour of God in behalf of every one he might taste of death.
10 For it was becoming in him—For the sake of whom are the all things And by means of whom are the all things,—When many sons unto glory he would lead, The Princely Leader of their salvation through sufferings to make perfect.
11 For both he that maketh holy and they who are being made holy Are all of One; For which cause he is not ashamed to be calling them brethren,
12 saying—I will declare thy name unto my brethren, In the midst of an assembly will I sing praise unto thee;
13 and again—I will be confident upon him; and again—Lo! I and the children which unto me God hath given.
14 Seeing therefore the children have received a fellowship of blood and flesh He also in like manner took partnership in the same,—In order that through death—He might paralyse him that held the dominion of death, That is the Adversary,—
15 And might release these—As many as by fear of death were all their lifetime liable to bondage.
16 For not surely of messengers is he laying hold, But of Abraham’s seed he is laying hold.
17 Whence he was obliged in every way unto the brethren to be made like, That he might become a merciful and faithful high-priest In the things pertaining unto God,—For the making of propitiation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that he suffered when tested He is able unto them who are being tested to give succour.