1Because of this we have to pay more attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away.
2For if the word spoken through messengers proved to be firm, and every transgression and disobedience received a right reward,
3how shall we escape if we neglect so great a deliverance, which first began to be spoken by the Master, and was confirmed to us by those that heard,
4Elohim also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Set-apart Spirit, distributed according to His own desire?
5For it is not to messengers that He has subjected the world to come, concerning which we speak.
6But somewhere one has witnessed, saying, “What is man that You remember him, or the son of man that You look after him?
7“You have made him a little lower than Elohim.#According to the Greek text - messengers; however, this verse is quoted from Psa. 8:5 You have crowned him with esteem and respect, and set him over the works of Your hands.
8“You have put all in subjection under his feet.”# Psa. 8:4-6 For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left none that is not subjected to him. But now we do not yet see all subjected to him.
9But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the messengers, יהושע, because of the suffering of death crowned with esteem and respect, that by the favour of Elohim He should taste death for everyone.
10For it was fitting for Him, because of whom all are and through whom all are, in bringing many sons to esteem, to make the Prince of their deliverance perfect through sufferings.
11For both He who sets apart and those who are being set apart are all of One, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brothers,
12saying, “I shall announce Your Name to My brothers,#See Psa. 45:17; John 17:6; John 17:26 in the midst of the congregation I shall sing praise to You.”# Psa. 22:22
13And again, “I shall put My trust in Him.”# Isa. 8:17 And again, “See, I and the children whom Elohim gave Me.”# Isa. 8:18
14Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself similarly shared in the same, so that by means of His death He might destroy him having the power of death, that is, the devil,
15and deliver those who throughout life were held in slavery by fear of death.
16For, doubtless, He does not take hold of messengers, but He does take hold of the seed of Aḇraham.#See Isa. 41:8, 9
17So in every way He had to be made like His brothers, in order to become a compassionate and trustworthy High Priest in matters related to Elohim, to make atonement for the sins of the people.
18For in what He had suffered, Himself being tried, He is able to help those who are tried.