2:1 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.
2:1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.

2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
2:2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward,

2:3 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];
2:3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,

2:4 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?
2:4 God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?

2:5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
2:5 For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels.

2:6 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?
2:6 But one testified in a certain place, saying: "What is man that You are mindful of him, Or the son of man that You take care of him?

2:7 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:
2:7 You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, And set him over the works of Your hands.

2:8 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.
2:8 You have 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 do not yet see all things put under him.

2:9 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.
2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.

2:10 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.
2:10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

2:11 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,
2:11 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 brethren,

2:12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
2:12 saying: "I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You."

2:13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
2:13 And again: "I will put My trust in Him." And again: "Here am I and the children whom God has given Me."

2:14 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;
2:14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,

2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
2:15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

2:16 For verily he took not on [him the nature of] angels; but he took on [him] the seed of Abraham.
2:16 For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.

2:17 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.
2:17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
2:18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.