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Hebrews 2:5–12

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Jesus, the Man

And furthermore, it is not angels who will control the future world we are talking about. For in one place the Scriptures say,

“What are mere mortals that you should think about them,

or a son of man* that you should care for him?

Yet for a little while you made them a little lower than the angels

and crowned them with glory and honor.*

You gave them authority over all things.”*

Now when it says “all things,” it means nothing is left out. But we have not yet seen all things put under their authority. What we do see is Jesus, who for a little while was given a position “a little lower than the angels”; and because he suffered death for us, he is now “crowned with glory and honor.” Yes, by God’s grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone. 10 God, for whom and through whom everything was made, chose to bring many children into glory. And it was only right that he should make Jesus, through his suffering, a perfect leader, fit to bring them into their salvation.

11 So now Jesus and the ones he makes holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.* 12 For he said to God,

“I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters.

I will praise you among your assembled people.”*

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2:6 Or the Son of Man.

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2:7 Some manuscripts add You gave them charge of everything you made.

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2:6–8 Ps 8:4–6 (Greek version).

*

2:11 Greek brothers; also in 2:12.

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