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1 On account of this we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.
1 For this reason, it is necessary for us to observe more thoroughly the things that we have heard, lest we let them slip away.
1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word which was spoken through angels was confirmed, and every transgression and disobedience received a just retribution,
2 For if a word that was spoken through the Angels has been made firm, and every transgression and disobedience has received the recompense of a just retribution,
2 For if the word spoken by the angels has been affirmed, and every one who has heard it and transgressed it has received a just reward,
3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which in the beginning was spoken by YHWH, and was confirmed to us by those who heard,
3 in what way might we escape, if we neglect such a great salvation? For though initially it had begun to be described by the Lord, it was confirmed among us by those who heard him,
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect the very things which are our salvation and which were first spoken by our LORD, and were proved to us by those who had heard him,
4 God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?
4 with God testifying to it by signs and wonders, and by various miracles, and by the pouring out of the Holy Spirit, in accord with his own will.
4 And to which God testified with signs and wonders and with divers miracles, and with the gift of the Holy Spirit, given according to his will.
5 For He did not subject the world which is to come, concerning which we speak, to angels.
5 For not unto angels did he subject the world to come, whereof we speak.
6 But someone somewhere testified, saying: "What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You visit him?
6 But one hath somewhere testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
7 You made him a little lower than the angels, You crowned him with glory and honor,
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; Thou crownedst him with glory and honor, And didst set him over the works of thy hands
7 You have reduced him to a little less than the Angels. You have crowned him with glory and honor, and you have set him over the works of your hands.
8 You have subjected all things under his feet."For in subjecting to him all things[, ]He left nothing not subjected to him. But now we do not yet see all things having been subjected to him.
8 Thou didst put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he subjected all things unto him, he left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we see not yet all things subjected to him.
8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. By putting all things under his control, he left nothing that he did not put under subjection to him. But now we do not see yet that all things are in subjection to him.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, through the suffering of death, having been crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God, He might taste death for everyone.
9 Yet we understand that Jesus, who was reduced to a little less than the Angels, was crowned with glory and honor because of his Passion and death, in order that, by the grace of God, he might taste death for all.
9 We see that he is Jesus who humbled himself to be a little lower than the angels, through his suffering and his death, but now he is crowned with glory and honor; for he tasted death for the sake of every one but God.
10 For it was fitting for Him, on account of whom [are] all things and through whom [are] all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the Author of their salvation through sufferings.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
10 And it was meet and proper for him, in whose hand is everything and for whom are all things, to bring many sons to glory, so that from the very beginning of their salvation, they are made perfect through sufferings.
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 brothers,
11 For he who sanctifies, and those who are sanctified, are all from One. For this reason, he is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying
12 saying: "I will declare Your name to My brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing praise to You."
12 “I will announce your name to my brothers. In the midst of the Church, I will praise you.”
13 And again: "I will put My trust in Him."And again: "Behold I and the children to whom God has given Me."
14 Therefore since the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same things, in order that through death He might destroy the [one] having the power of death, that is, the devil,
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also likewise partook of the same; and by his death he has destroyed him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.
15 and that He might set free these, as many as by fear of death through all of their lives, were subject to bondage.
16 For indeed He does not take hold of angels, but He does take hold of the seed of Abraham.
16 For verily not to angels doth he give help, but he giveth help to the seed of Abraham.
16 For he did not take on him the pattern of angels; but he did take on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Therefore He was obligated to become like His brothers in all [respects], in order that He might become a merciful and faithful High Priest in things [pertaining] to God, in order that He might make propitiation for the sins of the people.
17 Wherefore it behooved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that which He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to help those who are tempted.
18 For in as much as he himself has suffered and has been tempted, he also is able to assist those who are tempted.