1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence:
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation, which began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by them that had heard him?
4 God also bearing them witness by signs, and wonders, and various miracles, and distributions of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will.
5 For he hath not subjected to the angels the world to come, whereof we speak.
6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him, or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels, thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands.
8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. Now in putting all things in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him: but now we do not yet see all things put under him.
9 But we see Jesus crowned with glory and honour, for the suffering of death, who was made a little lower than the angels, that by the grace of God he might taste death for every man.
10 For it became him for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the captain of their salvation through sufferings.
11 For both he that sanctifieth, and all they that are sanctified, are of one; for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare thy name to my brethren;
12 in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him: And again, Behold I and the children whom God hath given me.
14 Since then the children partake of flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner took part of the same, that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil:
15 And deliver them, as many as through fear of death, were all their life-time subject to bondage.
16 For verily he taketh not hold of angels, but he taketh hold of the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore it behoved him to be made in all things like his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high-priest, in things pertaining to God, to expiate the sins of the people.
18 For in that he hath suffered, being tempted himself, he is able to succour them that are tempted.