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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Hebrews 2



Verse 1

Therefore = On account of (Greek. dia. App-104. Hebrews 2:2) this.

give, &c. Literally give heed more abundantly.

lest. Greek. me. App-105.

lest . . . slip = lest . . . we should let glide away. Greek. pararreo. Literally flow beside. Only here.

at any time = haply.

Verse 2

word. Greek. logos. App-121.

spoken. Greek. laleo. App-121.

stedfast. Greek. bebaios. See Romans 4:16. Compare Hebrews 2:3.

transgression. Greek. parabasis. See Romans 2:23. Compare App-128.

disobedience. Greek. parakoe. App-128. Hebrews 2:2.

just. Greek. endikos. See App-191.

recompence, &c. Greek. misthapodosia. Only here, Hebrews 10:35; Hebrews 11:26. Compare Hebrews 11:6.

Verse 3

if we neglect = neglecting. Greek. ameleo. See 1 Timothy 4:14.

which, &c. Literally receiving a beginning.

Lord. App-98.

and. Omit.

confirmed. Greek. bebaioo. See Romans 15:8.

unto. Greek. eis. App-104.

by. Greek. hupo. App-104.

Verse 4

God. App-98.

bearing . . . witness = bearing witness with. Greek. sunepimartureo. Only here.

signs, wonders, miracles. See App-176Hebrews 3:2, Hebrews 3:1.

gifts = distributions. Greek. merismos. Only here and Hebrews 4:12.

Holy Ghost. App-101.

according to. Greek. kata. App-104.

will. Greek. thelesis. Only here. Compare App-102.

Verse 5

For, &c. Read, "For not (App-105) to angels did He subject".

unto = to.

world. Greek. oikoumene. App-129. Compare Hebrews 1:6.

whereof = concerning (Greek. peri App-104) which,

Verse 6

one App-123.

testified. Greek. diamarturomai See Acts 2:40.

man. Greek. anthropos. App-123.

art mindful. Greek. mimneskomai. Compare Hebrews 13:3.

Son of Man. See App-98. No article.

visitest. Greek. episkeptomai. App-133.

Verse 7

madest . . . lower. Greek. elattoo. Only here, Hebrews 2:9, and John 3:30 (decrease).

a little = for a little while.

the. Omit.

crownedst. Greek. stephanoo. See 2 Timothy 2:5.

glory. See p. 1511.

Verse 8

nothing. Greek. oudeis.

not, &c. Greek. anupotaktos. See 1 Timothy 1:9. This is said by Figure of speech Prolepsis, or Anticipation. App-6.

now. Emph. see. Greek. horao. App-133.:8.

not yet. Greek. oupo.

put under = subjected to.

Verse 9

see. Greek. blepo. App-133. Read, "see Him Who was made . . . angels, even Jesus".

Jesus. App-98.

for . . . honour. Parenthesis (App-6) inserted. Omit the comma after "death".

for = because of. Greek. dia. App-104. Hebrews 2:2.

Verse 10

all things. Compare Romans 11:36. Ephesians 3:9. Co Hebrews 1:1, Hebrews 1:17.

make . . . perfect. Greek. teleioo. App-125.

Captain. Greek. archegos. See Acts 3:15

Verse 11

One. i.e. God.

brethren. The Lord"s condescension does not justify the irreverence of calling Him our "elder Brother".

Verse 12

declare. Greek. apangello. See Acts 4:23.

church. Greek. ekklesia. App-186.

sing praise unto. Greek. humneo. See Acts 16:25. Cited from Psalms 22:22.

Verse 13

put my trust. Greek. peitho. App-150.

in = upon. Greek. epi. App-104. Cited from 2 Samuel 22:3.

children. Greek. paidion. App-108.

hath given = gave. Cited from Isaiah 8:18.

Verse 14

flesh and blood. The texts read "blood and flesh". In Hebrews flesh is never used in the moral sense of Romans 7:18, but always of natural body.

He, &c. = Himself also.

likewise. Greek. paraplesios. Only here. Compare Philippians 1:2, Philippians 1:27.

took part. Greek. metecho. See 1 Corinthians 9:10.

the same. The same (things), i.e. flesh and blood, not the same flesh and blood, which had become corrupted by Adam"s sin. "This same Jesus" was a direct creation of God. Compare Luke 1:35.

that = in order that Greek. hina.

destroy. Greek. katargeo. See Luke 13:7.

that had = holding.

power. Greek. kratos. App-172.

Verse 15

deliver. Greek. apallasso. See Acts 19:12.

through. No preposition. Dative case.

all = through (Greek. dia) all.

subject to. Greek. enochos. See Matthew 26:66.

bondage. Greek. douleia. App-190.

Verse 16

verily = certainly. Greek. depou. Only here.

took, &c. = taketh not (App-105) hold of angels.

took. Greek. epilambanomai. First occurance: Matthew 14:31. Compare Acts 9:27.

Verse 17

in = according to, as in Hebrews 2:4.

be = become.

faithful. Greek. pistos. App-150.

High Priest. Occurs very frequently in Gospels and Acts; seventeen times in Hebrews; and nowhere else after Acts. A significant silence.

pertaining to. Greek. pros. App-104.

make reconciliation. Greek. hilaskomai. See Luke 18:13 and App-196.

sins. Greek. hamartia. App-128.

people. Greek. laos. See Acts 2:47.

Verse 18

in that = wherein.

tempted = tried or tested. Compare Matthew 4:1 and Luke 22:23.

succour. Compare 2 Corinthians 6:2.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Hebrews 2:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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