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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Hebrews 2

Verse 1

Therefore = On account of (Greek. dia . App-104 .Hebrews 2:2; 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 , Heb 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. pr o s . 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". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/hebrews-2.html. 1909-1922.