1 For this reason we ought the more earnestly to attend to what we have heard, least by any means we should be found deficient. 2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received it's just recompence; 3 how shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation? which began to be declared by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by them that heard Him; 4 God also testifying together with them by signs, and wonders, and divers miracles, and gifts of the holy Spirit, according to his own will.
5 For He hath not subjected to angels the world to come, of which we speak. 6 But one in a certain place hath testified, saying, "What is man that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest Him? 7 Thou madest Him for a little while inferior to the angels; with glory and honor hast thou crowned Him, and hast set Him over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet," 8 For in putting all things under Him, He left nothing which was not to be in subjection to Him: though we do not yet see all things subjected to Him. 9 But we see Jesus, who was made for a little while lower than the angels, in order to suffer death, that by the grace of God He might taste death for every man, crowned with glory and honor.
10 For it became Him for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect by sufferings: 11 since He that sanctifieth, and they that are sanctified, are all of one. For which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 saying, "I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the congregation will I praise Thee."
13 And again, "I will trust in Him:" and again, "Behold, I, and the children which God hath given me."
14 Seeing then the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also himself in like manner partook of them; that by death He might destroy him that had the empire of death, that is, the devil: 15 and deliver those who through fear of death were all their life-time subject to bondage. 16 For indeed He taketh not hold of angels to save them, but of the seed of Abraham. 17 Whence it behoved Him to be made in all things like unto his brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful high-priest in the things concerning God, to make atonement for the sins of the people: 18 for as He himself hath suffered, in being tempted, He is able to succour those that are tempted.