1 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.
1 We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away.
1 For this reason we must pay closer attention to the things we have heard, or we may drift away,
2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
2 because if the message spoken by angels was reliable, and every violation and act of disobedience received its just punishment,
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 unto us by them that heard him;
3 how will we escape if we neglect a salvation as great as this? It was first proclaimed by the Lord himself, and then it was confirmed to us by those who heard him,
3 how will we escape [the penalty] if we ignore such a great salvation [the gospel, the new covenant]? For it was spoken at first by the Lord, and it was confirmed to us and proved authentic by those who personally heard [Him speak],
4 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?
4 while God added his testimony through signs, wonders, various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
4 [and besides this evidence] God also testifying with them [confirming the message of salvation], both by signs and wonders and by various miracles [carried out by Jesus and the apostles] and by [granting to believers the] gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.
5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
5 For He has not subjected to angels the world to come that we are talking about.
5 For he did not put the coming world we are talking about under the control of angels.
5 It was not to angels that God subjected the [inhabited] world of the future [when Christ reigns], about which we are speaking.
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 visitest him?
6 But one has somewhere testified:What is man that You remember him,or the son of man that You care for him?
6 Instead, someone has declared somewhere, "What is man that you should remember him, or the son of man that you should care for him?
6 But one has [solemnly] testified somewhere [in Scripture], saying,“What is man, that You are mindful of him,Or the son of man, that You graciously care for him?
7 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:
7 You made him a little lower than the angels, yet you crowned him with glory and honor
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 put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
8 and put everything under his feet."
9 But we do see Him who was (T)made (j)for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, (U)because of the suffering of death (V)crowned with glory and honor, so that (W)by the grace of God He might (X)taste death (Y)for everyone.
9 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.
9 Now when God put everything under him, he left nothing outside his control. However, at the present time we do not yet see everything put under him. But we do see someone who was made a little lower than the angels. He is Jesus, who is crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might experience death for everyone.
9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while [by taking on the limitations of humanity], crowned with glory and honor because of His suffering of death, so that by the grace of God [extended to sinners] He might experience death for [the sins of] everyone.
10 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 sufferings.
10 It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering as part of his plan to glorify many children,
10 For it was fitting for God [that is, an act worthy of His divine nature] that He, for whose sake are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the (d)author and founder of their salvation perfect through suffering [bringing to maturity the human experience necessary for Him to be perfectly equipped for His office as High Priest].
11 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,
11 because both the one who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified all have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers
12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
12 when he says, "I will announce your name to my brothers. I will praise you within the congregation."
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
13 And again, "I will trust him." And again, "I am here with the children God has given me."
14 Therefore, since the children share in (m)(AK)flesh and blood, (AL)He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that (AM)through death He might render powerless (AN)him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
14 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;
14 Therefore, since the children have flesh and blood, he himself also shared the same things, so that by his death he might destroy the one who has the power of death (that is, the Devil)
14 Therefore, since [these His] children share in flesh and blood [the physical nature of mankind], He Himself in a similar manner also shared in the same [physical nature, but without sin], so that through [experiencing] death He might make powerless (ineffective, impotent) him who had the power of death—that is, the devil—
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
15 and might free those who were slaves all their lives because they were terrified by death.
15 and [that He] might free all those who through [the haunting] fear of death were held in slavery throughout their lives.
16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
16 For it is clear that He does not reach out to help angels, but to help Abraham’s offspring.
16 For it is clear that he did not come to help angels. No, he came to help Abraham's descendants,
17 Therefore, He (p)had (AP)to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might (AQ)become a merciful and faithful (AR)high priest in (AS)things pertaining to God, to (AT)make propitiation for the sins of the people.
17 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.
17 thereby becoming like his brothers in every way, so that he could be a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God and could atone for the people's sins.
17 Therefore, it was essential that He had to be made like His brothers (mankind) in every respect, so that He might [by experience] become a merciful and faithful High Priest in things related to God, to make atonement (propitiation) for the people’s sins [thereby wiping away the sin, satisfying divine justice, and providing a way of reconciliation between God and mankind].
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
18 For since He Himself was tested and has suffered, He is able to help those who are tested.
18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
18 Because He Himself [in His humanity] has suffered in being tempted, He is able to help and provide immediate assistance to those who are being tempted and exposed to suffering.
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