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Hebrews 1:4–2:18

having become so much better than the angels, as gHe has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

The Son Exalted Above Angels

For to which of the angels did He ever say:

h“You are My Son,

Today I have begotten You”?

And again:

i“I will be to Him a Father,

And He shall be to Me a Son”?

But when He again brings jthe firstborn into the world, He says:

k“Let all the angels of God worship Him.”

And of the angels He says:

l“Who makes His angels spirits

And His ministers a flame of fire.”

But to the Son He says:

mYour throne, O God, is forever and ever;

A 6scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;

Therefore God, Your God, nhas anointed You

With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”

10 And:

o“You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,

And the heavens are the work of Your hands.

11 pThey will perish, but You remain;

And qthey will all grow old like a garment;

12 Like a cloak You will fold them up,

And they will be changed.

But You are the rsame,

And Your years will not fail.”

13 But to which of the angels has He ever said:

s“Sit at My right hand,

Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”?

14 tAre they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will uinherit salvation?

Do Not Neglect Salvation

2 Therefore we must give 1the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word aspoken through angels proved steadfast, and bevery transgression and disobedience received a just 2reward, chow shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, dwhich at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was econfirmed to us by those who heard Him, fGod also bearing witness gboth with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and hgifts 3of the Holy Spirit, iaccording to His own will?

The Son Made Lower Than Angels

For He has not put jthe world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels. But one testified in a certain place, saying:

k“What is man that You are mindful of him,

Or the son of man that You take care of him?

7 You have made him 4a little lower than the angels;

You have crowned him with glory and honor,

5And set him over the works of Your hands.

8 lYou have 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 mwe do not yet see all things put under him. But we see Jesus, nwho was made 6a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death ocrowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death pfor everyone.

Bringing Many Sons to Glory

10 For it was fitting for Him, qfor whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation rperfect through sufferings. 11 For sboth He who 7sanctifies and those who are being sanctified tare all of one, for which reason uHe is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 saying:

v“I will declare Your name to My brethren;

In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.”

13 And again:

w“I will put My trust in Him.”

And again:

x“Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.”

14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He yHimself likewise shared in the same, zthat through death He might destroy him who had the power of adeath, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who bthrough fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For indeed He does not 8give aid to angels, but He does 9give aid to the seed of Abraham. 17 Therefore, in all things He had cto be made like His brethren, that He might be da merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 eFor in that He Himself has suffered, being 1tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

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