Parallel Verses

Common New Testament

For surely it is not with angels that he is concerned, but with the descendants of Abraham.

New American Standard Bible

For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham.

King James Version

For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

Holman Bible

For it is clear that He does not reach out to help angels, but to help Abraham’s offspring.

International Standard Version

For it is clear that he did not come to help angels. No, he came to help Abraham's descendants,

A Conservative Version

For he certainly did not embrace heavenly agents, but he embraced the seed of Abraham.

American Standard Version

For verily not to angels doth he give help, but he giveth help to the seed of Abraham.

Amplified

For, as we all know, He (Christ) does not take hold of [the fallen] angels [to give them a helping hand], but He does take hold of [the fallen] descendants of Abraham [extending to them His hand of deliverance].

An Understandable Version

For certainly Christ does not [intend to] help angels, but He [intends to] help the descendants of Abraham [i.e., the Jews].

Anderson New Testament

For, verily, he does not take hold of angels, but he takes hold of the posterity of Abraham.

Bible in Basic English

For, truly, he does not take on the life of angels, but that of the seed of Abraham.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for he is not the deliverer of angels; but the deliverer of Abraham's posterity.

Darby Translation

For he does not indeed take hold of angels by the hand, but he takes hold of the seed of Abraham.

Godbey New Testament

For not yet does he take upon himself the nature of angels, but he takes upon himself the seed of Abraham.

Goodspeed New Testament

For of course it was not angels but the descendants of Abraham that he came to help.

John Wesley New Testament

For verily he taketh not hold of angels, but he taketh hold of the seed of Abraham.

Julia Smith Translation

For certainly he lays not hold of angels; but of the seed of Abraham he lays hold.

King James 2000

For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the nature of Abraham.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For surely he is not concerned with angels, but he is concerned with the descendants of Abraham.

Modern King James verseion

For truly He did not take the nature of angels, but He took hold of the seed of Abraham.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For he in no place taketh on him the angels: but the seed of Abraham taketh he on him.

Moffatt New Testament

(For of course it is not angels that he succours, it is the offspring of Abraham.)

Montgomery New Testament

For assuredly it is not angels, nay, it is the offspring of Abraham, whom he is ever taking by the hand.

NET Bible

For surely his concern is not for angels, but he is concerned for Abraham's descendants.

New Heart English Bible

For, truly, he did not come to help the angels, but to help the seed of Abraham.

Noyes New Testament

For surely he doth not help angels, but he helpeth the offspring of Abraham.

Sawyer New Testament

For indeed he helped not angels, but he helped the descendants of Abraham.

The Emphasized Bible

For, not surely of messengers, is he laying hold, but, of Abraham's seed, he is laying hold.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For he verily took not on him the angelic nature, but assumed that of the seed of Abraham.

Twentieth Century New Testament

It was not, surely, to the help of the angels that Jesus came, but 'to the help of the descendants of Abraham.'

Webster

For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

Weymouth New Testament

For assuredly it is not to angels that He is continually reaching a helping hand, but it is to the descendants of Abraham.

Williams New Testament

For of course it is not angels but descendants of Abraham that He is to help.

World English Bible

For most certainly, he doesn't give help to angels, but he gives help to the seed of Abraham.

Worrell New Testament

For surely He doth not succor angels, but He succoreth Abraham's seed.

Worsley New Testament

For indeed He taketh not hold of angels to save them, but of the seed of Abraham.

Youngs Literal Translation

for, doubtless, of messengers it doth not lay hold, but of seed of Abraham it layeth hold,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

δήπου 
Depou 
Usage: 1

he took
ἐπιλαμβάνομαι 
Epilambanomai 
take, take by, catch, take on, lay hold on, take hold of, lay hold upon
Usage: 19

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

on
ἐπιλαμβάνομαι 
Epilambanomai 
take, take by, catch, take on, lay hold on, take hold of, lay hold upon
Usage: 19

him the nature of angels
G32
ἄγγελος 
Aggelos 
Usage: 153

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

he took on
ἐπιλαμβάνομαι 
Epilambanomai 
take, take by, catch, take on, lay hold on, take hold of, lay hold upon
Usage: 19

him the seed of
σπέρμα 
Sperma 
Usage: 37

Images Hebrews 2:16

Prayers for Hebrews 2:16

Context Readings

Jesus Became One Of Us To Help Us

15 and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. 16 For surely it is not with angels that he is concerned, but with the descendants of Abraham. 17 Therefore he had to be made like his brethren in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make atonement for the sins of the people.



Cross References

Matthew 1:1-17

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham:

Romans 2:25

Circumcision indeed is of value if you obey the law; but if you break the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

Romans 4:16-25

Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all his descendantsnot only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, for he is the father of us all

Galatians 3:16

Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, "And to seeds," as referring to many, but rather to one, "And to your seed," that is, Christ.

Galatians 3:29

And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.

Hebrews 6:16

Men swear by one greater than themselves, and in all their disputes the oath is final for confirmation.

Hebrews 12:10

For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.

1 Peter 1:20

He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.

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