THE EPISTLE OF THE
2H E B R E W S
Hebrews 2 ©
1 From the doctrine of the excellence of the Person of Christ, propounded in the previous chapter, the apostle here draws a caution, that then we must be careful to take good heed to His Word. 5 Afterwards proceeds, and shows first the humility, and afterwards the dignity of the manhood of Christ, by a place out of the eighth Psalm. 8 And applies it to Christ. 11 Proves out of yet other places of the Old Testament that He is partaker of one and the same nature and affection with us. 16 And not with the angles. 17 And that for that end He might be a faithful and merciful High Priest for us.
THEREFORE1 we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them 2slip.
For if thea word spoken 3by angels was stedfast, and everyb transgression and disobedience received a just 4recompence of reward;
Howc shall we 5escape, if we neglect 6so great salvation; whichd at the first 7began to be spoken by 8the Lord, and was 9confirmed unto us 10by them that heard him;
Gode also 11bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
12For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the 13world to come, whereof we speak.
But 14one in a certain place testified, saying, 15Whatf is man, that thou art 16mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Thou madest him a 17little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
Thou hast put allg things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left 18nothing that is not put under him. 19But now we see not yet all things put under him.
20But we see Jesus, whoh was made a little lower than the angels 21for the suffering of death, crowned withi glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should 22taste death 23for every man.
For it became 24him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many 25sons 26unto glory, to 27make 28the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
For 29both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified arej all 30of one: for which cause 31he is 32not ashamed to call them brethren,
33Saying, Ik will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
And again, 34Il will put my trust in him. 35And again, Beholdm I and the children 36which God hath given me.
Forasmuch then as 37the children are partakers 38of flesh and blood, hen also himself likewise took part 39of the same; thato through death he might 40destroy him that had 41the power of death, that is, 42the devil;
And deliver them 43who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject 44to bondage.p
For verily 45he took not on him the nature of angels; but 46he took on him the seed of Abraham.
Whereforeq47in all things it behovedr him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in 48things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
Fors in that he himself hath suffered 49being tempted, he 50is able to succour them that are tempted.