for if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you.
Will not he who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, with that gift give us everything?
If some of the branches have been broken off, and you who were only a wild olive shoot have been grafted in, in place of them, and made to share the richness of the olive's root,
"But," you will say, "branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in!"
For I would not have you forget, brothers, that though our forefathers were all protected by the cloud, and all passed safely through the sea,
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but plunged them into Tartarus, and committed them to dark dungeons to await their doom,