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1Therefore, it is necessary that we with more diligence keep the things which we have heard, so that we do not fall.2For if the word spoken by the ministry of angels was steadfast and every rebellion and disobedience received a just recompense of reward,3how shall we escape, if we belittle such great saving health? Which, having begun to be published by the Lord, has been confirmed unto us by those that heard him,4God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders and with diverse miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit, distributing them according to his own will?
5For unto the angels he has not subjected the world to come, of which we speak.6But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou dost visit him?7Thou didst make him a little lower than the angels; thou didst crown him with glory and honour and didst set him over the works of thy hands.8Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not see yet that all things are put under him.9But we see this same Jesus, crowned with glory and honour, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10For it was expedient that he, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, preparing to bring forth many sons in his glory, should perfect the author of their saving health through sufferings.11For both he that sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all of one, for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,12saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation I will praise thee.13And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God has given me.
14Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same, that through death he might destroy him that had the empire of death, that is, the devil,15and deliver those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to slavery.16For verily he did not take the angels, but he took the seed of Abraham.17Therefore in all things he should be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people.18For in that he himself has suffered and was tempted, he is also powerful to help those that are tempted.