2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the
things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let
2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every
transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of
2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which
at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed
to us by them that heard [him];
2:4 God also bearing [them] testimony, both with signs and
wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy
Spirit, according to his own will?
2:5 For to the angels he hath not put in subjection the world to
come, concerning which we speak.
2:6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man,
that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou
2:7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou
crownedst him with glory and honor, and didst set him over the
works of thy hands:
2:8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For
in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing
[that is] not made subject to him. But now we see not yet all
things subjected to him.
2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the
angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and
honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every
2:10 For it became him, for whom [are] all things, and by whom
[are] all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the
Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
2:11 For both he that sanctifieth, and they who are sanctified,
[are] all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call
2:12 Saying, I will declare thy name to my brethren, in the
midst of the church will I sing praise to thee.
2:13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold,
I, and the children which God hath given me.
2:14 Since then the children are partakers of flesh and blood,
he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through
death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that
is, the devil;
2:15 And deliver them, who, through fear of death, were all
their life-time subject to bondage.
2:16 For verily he took not on [him the nature of] angels; but
he took on [him] the seed of Abraham.
2:17 Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like
[his] brethren; that he might be a merciful and faithful High
Priest in things [pertaining] to God, to make reconciliation
for the sins of the people.
2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered, being tempted, he is
able to succor them that are tempted.