1 For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that awe do not drift away from it. 2 For if the word aspoken through bangels proved unalterable, and cevery transgression and disobedience received a just dpenalty, 3 ahow will we escape if we neglect so great a bsalvation? After it was at the first cspoken through the Lord, it was dconfirmed to us by those who heard, 4 God also testifying with them, both by asigns and wonders and by bvarious miracles and by cgifts of the Holy Spirit daccording to His own will. 5 For He did not subject to angels athe world to come, concerning which we are speaking. 6 But one has testified asomewhere, saying, "bWHAT IS MAN, THAT YOU REMEMBER HIM? OR THE SON OF MAN, THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HIM? 7 "aYOU HAVE MADE HIM FOR A LITTLE WHILE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS; YOU HAVE CROWNED HIM WITH GLORY AND HONOR, AND HAVE APPOINTED HIM OVER THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS; 8 aYOU HAVE PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET." 9 But we do see Him who was amade for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, bbecause of the suffering of death ccrowned with glory and honor, so that dby the grace of God He might etaste death ffor everyone. 10 For ait was fitting for Him, bfor whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to cperfect the dauthor of their salvation through sufferings. 11 For both He who asanctifies and those who bare sanctified are all cfrom one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them dbrethren, 12 saying, "aI WILL PROCLAIM YOUR NAME TO MY BRETHREN, IN THE MIDST OF THE CONGREGATION I WILL SING YOUR PRAISE." 13 And again, "aI WILL PUT MY TRUST IN HIM." 14 Therefore, since the children share in aflesh and blood, bHe Himself likewise also partook of the same, that cthrough death He might render powerless dhim who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and might free those who through afear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. 16 For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham. 17 Therefore, He had ato be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might bbecome a merciful and faithful chigh priest in dthings pertaining to God, to emake propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For since He Himself was atempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.