1Therefore we must pay the closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2For if the message declared by angels was valid and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, 3how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard him, 4while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his own will. . ]
5For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. [ Ps.8.5-7. ] 6It has been testified somewhere,
Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. [ Php.2.8-9. ] 9But we see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for every one.
10For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified have all one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brethren, [ Ps.22.22. ] 12saying,
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