Moffatt(i) 1 We must therefore pay closer attention to what we have heard, in case we drift away. 2 For if the divine word spoken by angels held good, if transgression and disobedience met with due punishment in every case, 3 how shall we escape the penalty for neglecting a salvation which was originally proclaimed by the Lord himself and guaranteed to us by those who heard him, 4 while God corroborated their testimony with signs and wonders and a variety of miraculous powers, distributing the holy Spirit as it pleased him. 5 For the world to come, of which I am speaking, was not put under the control of angels. 6 One writer, as we know, has affirmed, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou carest for him? 7 For a little while thou hast put him lower than the angels, crowning him with glory and honour, 8 putting all things under his feet. Now by putting all things under him, the writer meant to leave nothing out of his control. But, as it is, we do not yet see all things controlled by man; 9 what we do see is Jesus who was put lower than the angels for a little while to suffer death, and who has been crowned with glory and honour that by God's grace he might taste death for everyone. 10 In bringing many sons to glory, it was befitting that He for whom and by whom the universe exists, should perfect the Pioneer of their salvation by suffering. 11 For sanctifier and sanctified have all one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12 saying, 'I will proclaim thy name to my brothers, in the midst of the church I will sing of thee,' 13 and again, 'I will put my trust in him,' and again, 'Here am I and the children God has given me.' 14 Since the children then share blood and flesh, he himself participated in their nature, so that by dying he might crush him who wields the power of death (that is to say, the devil) 15 and release from thraldom those who lay under a life-long fear of death. 16 (For of course it is not angels that he succours, it is the offspring of Abraham.) 17 He had to resemble his brothers in every respect, in order to prove a merciful and faithful high priest in things divine, to expiate the sins of the People. 18 It is as he suffered by his temptations that he is able to help the tempted.