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Hebrews 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Do Not Neglect Salvation
Christ Has Dominion over the World
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:1 - Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:2 - For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:3 - how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:4 - God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?
The Son Made Lower than Angels
(cf. Ps. 8:1–9 )
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:5 - For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:6 - But one testified in a certain place, saying:

“What is man that You are mindful of him,
Or the son of man that You take care of him?
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:7 - You have made him a little lower than the angels;
You have crowned him with glory and honor,
And set him over the works of Your hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:8 - You have put all things in subjection under his feet.”[fn]
For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:9 - But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
Bringing Many Sons to Glory
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:10 - For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:11 - For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:12 - saying:

“I will declare Your name to My brethren;
In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:13 - And again:

“I will put My trust in Him.”[fn]
And again:

“Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:14 - Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:15 - and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:16 - For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:17 - Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:18 - For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text and M-Text omit the rest of verse 7.
Psalm 8:4–6
Psalm 22:22
2 Samuel 22:3; Isaiah 8:17
Isaiah 8:18

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