Hebrews 22 For if the message given through angels was authentic and proved sure, and every violation and disobedience received an appropriate (just and adequate) penalty, 3 How shall we escape if we neglect and refuse to pay attention to such a great salvation ? For it was declared at first by the Lord , and it was confirmed to us and proved to be real and genuine by those who personally heard . 4 it was also established and plainly endorsed by God, Who showed His approval of it by signs and wonders and various miraculous manifestations of power and by imparting the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will. 5 For it was not to angels that God subjected the habitable world of the future, of which we are speaking. 6 It has been solemnly and earnestly said in a certain place, What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You graciously and helpfully care for and visit and look after him? 7 For some little time You have ranked him lower than and inferior to the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor and set him over the works of Your hands, 8 For You have put everything in subjection under his feet. Now in putting everything in subjection to man, He left nothing outside control. But at present we do not yet see all things subjected to him . 9 But we are able to see Jesus, Who was ranked lower than the angels for a little while, crowned with glory and honor because of His having suffered death, in order that by the grace (unmerited favor) of God He might experience death for every individual person. 10 For it was an act worthy and fitting that He, for Whose sake and by Whom all things have their existence, in bringing many sons into glory, should make the Pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 For both He Who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one . For this reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren; 12 For He says, I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the congregation I will sing hymns of praise to You. 13 And again He says, My trust and assured reliance and confident hope shall be fixed in Him. And yet again, Here I am, I and the children whom God has given Me. 14 Since, therefore, children share in flesh and blood , He in a similar manner partook of the same , that by death He might bring to nought and make of no effect him who had the power of death--that is, the devil-- 15 And also that He might deliver and completely set free all those who through the fear of death were held in bondage throughout the whole course of their lives. 16 For, as we all know, He did not take hold of angels , but He did take hold of descendants of Abraham . 17 So it is evident that it was essential that He be made like His brethren in every respect, in order that He might become a merciful (sympathetic) and faithful High Priest in the things related to God, to make atonement and propitiation for the people's sins. 18 For because He Himself has suffered in being tempted (tested and tried), He is able Kenneth Wuest, Word Studies in the New Testament.to run to the cry of (assist, relieve) those who are being tempted and tested and tried .
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