1 We ought therefore to attend the more to the things which we heard, lest at any time we should glide away [from them]. 2 For if the word spoken by angels was firm, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense, 3 how shall we escape who have neglected so great a salvation? which began to be spoken by the Lord, and was affirmed to us by those who heard, 4 God bearing them witness with signs and prodigies, and various mighty works and gifts of the holy Spirit, according to his will.
5 For he did not subject to angels the world to come, of which we speak. 6 But one somewhere testified, saying, What is man that thou art mindful of him, or a son of man that thou visitest him? 7 Thou didst make him a little lower than angels, thou didst crown him with glory and honor, 8 thou didst subject all things under his feet. For in subjecting all things to him, he left nothing not subjected to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him. 9 But we see Jesus, made a little less than angels, on account of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste death for every [man].
10 For it became him, for whom are all things and through whom are all things, to perfect by sufferings the prince of their salvation, bringing many sons to glory. 11 For both he that sanctifies and the sanctified are all of one; for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12 saying, I will declare thy name to my brothers, in the midst of the assembly will I sing to thee.
14 Since then the children have partaken of blood and flesh, he in like manner also partook of them, that through death he might destroy him that has the power of death, that is the devil, 15 and liberate those who all their life were subjects of servitude to the fear of death. 16 For indeed he helped not angels, but he helped the descendants of Abraham. 17 Whence he ought in all things to be assimilated to the brothers, that he may be a merciful and faithful chief priest as to things relating to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he has himself suffered, having been tried, he is able to help the tried.