1 For this reason, it is needful that we give the more earnest heed to the things heard, lest at any time we drift past them. 2 For, if the word spoken through angels became steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a righteous recompense, 3 how shall we escape, having neglected so great salvation; which, indeed, having at first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard; 4 God testifying with them, both with signs and wonders and manifold miracles, and distributions of the Holy Spirit, according to His will?
5 For not to angels did He subject the future inhabited earth, of which we are speaking; 6 but some one, somewhere, fully testified, saying, "What is man, that Thou rememberest him; or a son of man, that Thou visitest him? 7 Thou madest him a little less than angels; Thou crownedst him with glory and honor; and didst set him over the works of Thy hands; 8 Thou didst put all things in subjection under his feet." For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing unsubjected to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him. 9 But we behold Him Who was made a little lower than angels, Jesus, on account of the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor, that, by the grace of God, He might taste death for every one.
10 For it was becoming Him, on Whose account are all things, and through Whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to perfect, through suffering, the Captain of their salvation. 11 For both He Who sanctifieth and those who are sanctified are all of One; for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 saying, "I will declare Thy name to my brethren; in the midst of an assembly will I sing praise to Thee."
13 And again, "I will put my trust in Him." And again, "Behold, I and the children whom God gave me."
14 Since, therefore, the children have partaken of blood and flesh, He Himself also in like manner took part of the same; that, through death, He might bring to nought him who had the power of death, that is, the Devil; 15 and might release all those who, through fear of death, were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For surely He doth not succor angels, but He succoreth Abraham's seed. 17 Wherefore, it behooved Him in all things to be made like His brethren, that He might become a merciful and faithful High Priest in the things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people; 18 for in that He Himself hath suffered, being tempted, He is able to succor those who are tempted.