Thomson(i) 1 For this cause we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest we, through negligence, let them slip. 2 For if the word spoken by messengers was firm, and every transgression and disobedience received as its reward a correspondent requital, 3 how shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation, which was first published by the Lord, and confirmed for us by them who heard him, 4 God giving a joint testimony, by signs, and wonders, and divers miracles, and distributions of a holy spirit, according to his own will. 5 For he did not subject to angels the dispensation to come, of which we are speaking; 6 but one in a certain place hath testified, saying, "What is man, that thou shouldst be mindful of him! Or a son of man, that thou shouldst visit him! 7 Thou madest him a little lower than angels; With glory and honour thou hast crowned him, 8 And set him over the works of thy hands. Thou hast put all things under his feet." For when he put all things under his feet, he left nothing which was not put in subjection to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him. 9 But we see him who was made a little lower than angels [namely] Jesus, on account of suffering death crowned with glory and honour, that so he by the favour of God might taste death for every man. 10 For it became him for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, when bringing many sons to glory to make the leader of their salvation perfect by sufferings. 11 For both he who sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one; for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 saying, "I will declare thy name to my brethren, In the midst of a congregation I will praise thee." 13 And, again: "I will trust in him;" and, again: "Here am I and the children whom God hath given me." 14 As the children therefore were partakers of flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same in order that he might, by his death, put a stop to the operation of him who hath the power of death, that is the devil; 15 and deliver from bondage them who were all their lives liable to the fear of death. 16 For he indeed doth not take hold of angels, but taketh hold of the seed of Abraham, 17 whence it behoved him to be made like his brethren in all things; that he might be a merciful and faithful chief priest in things pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 For by what he himself suffered when he was tried he can help them who are tried.