Hebrews 2:2-18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
2 For if the word spoken through angels proved [a]unalterable, and every violation and act of disobedience received a just [b]punishment, 3 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? [c]After it was at first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard, 4 God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders, and by various [d]miracles and by [e]gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.
Earth Subject to Man
5 For He did not subject to angels [f]the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6 But someone has testified somewhere, saying,
“What is man, that You think of him?
For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him.
Jesus Briefly Humbled
9 But we do see Him who was made [i]for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of His suffering death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.
10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the [j]originator of their salvation through sufferings. 11 For both He who sanctifies and those who are [k]sanctified are all from one Father; for this reason He is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters, 12 saying,
“I will proclaim Your name to My brothers,
13 And again,
“I will put My trust in Him.”
“Behold, I and the children whom God has given Me.”
14 Therefore, since the children share in [l]flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, so that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. 16 For clearly He does not [m]give help to angels, but He gives help to the [n]descendants of Abraham. 17 Therefore, in all things He [o]had to be made like His brothers so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make [p]propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For since He Himself was [q]tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are [r]tempted.
Hebrews 10:28-39 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
28 Anyone who has ignored the Law of Moses is put to death without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much more severe punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32 But remember the former days, [a]when, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings, 33 partly by being made a public spectacle through insults and distress, and partly by becoming [b]companions with those who were so treated. 34 For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better and lasting possession. 35 Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive [c]what was promised.
37 For yet in a very little while,
39 But [d]we are not among those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith for the safekeeping of the soul.
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