Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard,
lest at any time we should let them slip.
For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and
disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to
be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers
miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we
But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of
him? or the son of man that thou visitest him?
Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and
honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
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 put under him. But now we see not yet
all things put under him.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of
death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death
for every man.
For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing
many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through
For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which
cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I
sing praise unto thee.
And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which
God hath given me.
Forasmuch then as 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;
And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to
For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of
Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto 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.
For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that