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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 spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; 4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? 5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. 6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him? 7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: 8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. 13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

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1 Sarah R = ""Most images of angels are influenced by art and pop culture—and are far removed from the Bible. The word “angel” literally means “messenger,” and it can refer to either a human being or a heavenly being. The Hebrews author is writing about heavenly messengers."In the Bible, heavenly messengers have several functions—executors of God’s judgment, guardians of God’s people, heralds of God’s plans. They appear at critical moments to chosen people who play important roles in God’s salvation, such as arriving to announce the birth and resurrection of Jesus and to transmit God’s law to Moses. They are no more than messengers, created beings, who serve the will of God and His Son. Recognizing their place, they bow before the Son in loving adoration."- The Voice Bible Study Note"
2 Sarah R = "We are humankind are sinners in a broken relationship with God. Out of His great love and mercy, God offers to us salvation - for free! By accepting the One He sent, Jesus Christ, as Lord and Savior over our lives, we are admitting that we cannot save ourselves and that we need Him. Salvation brings us redemption, right relationship with God, and eternal life. And yet many will reject it."
3 Sarah R = "The signs mentioned to here could be considering the miracles and wonders done by Christ, or after Christ returned to Heaven the miracles and wonders done by the disciples through the Holy Spirit, or both."
4 Sarah R = "A quote from Psalms 8:4-6."
5 Cary W = "It seems that even the angels are not fully privy to the workings of God, but only what He desires to reveal to them.  Jesus had all the authority when He came here as God's Son, but rather than go around lit up like an angel, doing all manner of power and wonder, he came as an ordinary man, even under the angels, so that the Power of God would be made manifest through Him by faith, so that He could perform that same work of glory before the angels for each one of us."
6 Sarah R = "Jesus, who was and is God, who existed with God before time began (see John 1), was made human, thus a little lower than the angels, so that He could die in our place."
7 Sarah R = ""When God wanted to save us from our sin, He did not send an angel, but His Son. God came not in the form of an angel, but in the form of a man. He became Man to redeem man. He suffered as a man and died as a man that He might be our Redeemer (2:10). Jesus tasted the bitterness of death for us, in order that He might render the devil powerless who has the power of death. He came up from the grace with the keys of hell and of death; no longer can the devil lock any of us in death."- Mears, Henrietta C. "Understanding Hebrews." What the Bible is All About. Page 595."
8 Sarah R = "A quote from Psalms 22:22."
9 Sarah R = "A quote from Isaiah 8:17."
10 Sarah R = "A quote from Isaiah 8:18."
11 Sarah R = "These verses in the New International Version:"14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. ""
12 Sarah R = "Jesus did not take on the form of an angel when He came to Earth, but the form of a man, who could suffer and die just like we do."
13 Sarah R = "If Jesus, who was and is God, had not taken the form of a man, He would not have been able to understand our experience or to fully be the sacrifice for us. Since He was man on Earth, however, He knows what it is to feel hungry and thirsty, to feel sad, angry and lonely, and to suffer and die. Therefore He is able to understand us in our pains and suffering and to be the ultimate high priest for us, seated at the right hand of God and providing a way for us to be in right relationship again with God."