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Hebrews 2

 

 

Introduction
1We ought to be obedient to Christ Jesus;
5and that because he vouchsafed to take our nature upon him;
14as it was necessary.

Verse 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.
Therefore
2-4; 1:1,2; 12:25,26
the more
Deuteronomy 4:9,23; 32:46,47; Joshua 23:11,12; 1 Chronicles 22:13; Psalms 119:9; Proverbs 2:1-6; Proverbs 3:21; 4:1-4,20-22; 7:1,2; Luke 8:15; 9:44
we should
12:5; Matthew 16:9; Mark 8:18; 2 Peter 1:12,13,15; 3:1
let them slip
Gr. run out, as leaking vessels.
Habakkuk 1:6; 2:16

Verse 2
For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
spoken
Deuteronomy 32:2; Psalms 68:17; Acts 7:53; Galatians 3:19
every
10:28; Exodus 32:27,28; Leviticus 10:1,2; 24:14-16; Numbers 11:33; 14:28-37; Numbers 15:30-36; 16:31-35,49; 20:11,12; 21:6; 25:9; Deuteronomy 4:3,4; 17:2,5,12; Deuteronomy 27:26; 1 Corinthians 10:5-12; Jude 1:5
recompense
10:35; 11:6,26; *Gr:

Verse 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;
How
4:1,11; 10:28,29; 12:25; Isaiah 20:6; Ezekiel 17:15,18; Matthew 23:33; Romans 2:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:3; 1 Peter 4:17,18; Revelation 6:16,17
so
5:9; 7:25,26; Isaiah 12:2; 51:5,8; 62:11; Luke 1:69; John 3:16-18; Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 1:15; Titus 2:11; Revelation 7:10
began
1:2; Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:14; Luke 24:19; Acts 2:22
and was
Mark 16:15-19; Luke 1:2; 24:47,48; John 15:27; Acts 1:22; 10:40-42

Verse 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?
God
Mark 16:20; John 15:26; Acts 2:32,33; 3:15,16; 4:10; 14:3; 19:11,12; Romans 15:18,19
gifts
or, distributions.
1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Ephesians 4:8-11
according
Daniel 4:35; Ephesians 1:5,9

Verse 5
For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
the world
6:5; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 11:15

Verse 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?
in
4:4; 5:6; 1 Peter 1:11
What
Job 7:17,18; 15:14; Psalms 8:4-8; 144:3; Isaiah 40:17
the son
Job 25:6; Psalms 146:3,4; Isaiah 51:12
visitest
Genesis 50:24; Luke 1:68,78; 7:16

Verse 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:
madest
a little lower than
or, a little while inferior to.

Verse 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.
hast
5; 1:13; Psalms 2:6; Daniel 7:14; Matthew 28:18; John 3:35; 13:3; 1 Corinthians 15:27; Ephesians 1:21,22; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Peter 3:22; Revelation 1:5,18; 5:11-13
but
Job 30:1-12; 41:1-34; 1 Corinthians 15:24,25

Verse 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.
Jesus
8:3; 10:5; Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; 11:1; 53:2-10; Romans 8:3; Galatians 4:4; Philippians 2:7-9
for the
or, by the. crowned.
Psalms 21:3-5; Acts 2:33; Revelation 19:12
by
John 3:16; Romans 5:8,18; 8:32; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 6:1; 1 John 4:9,10
taste
Matthew 6:28; Mark 9:1; Luke 9:27; John 8:52
for every
John 1:29; 12:32; 2 Corinthians 5:15; 1 Timothy 2:6; 1 John 2:2; Revelation 5:9

Verse 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.
it
7:26; Genesis 18:25; Luke 2:14; 24:26,46; Romans 3:25,26; Ephesians 1:6-8; 2:7; 3:10; 1 Peter 1:12
for
Proverbs 16:4; Isaiah 43:21; Romans 11:36; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:18; Colossians 1:16,17; Revelation 4:11
many
Hosea 8:10; John 11:52; Romans 8:14-18,29,30; 9:25,26; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 1:5; 1 John 3:1,2; Revelation 7:9
glory
Romans 9:23; 1 Corinthians 2:7; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:17; Colossians 3:4; 2 Timothy 2:10; 1 Peter 5:1,10
the captain
6:20; 12:2; Joshua 5:14,15; Isaiah 55:4; Micah 2:13; Acts 3:15; 5:31
perfect
5:8,9; Luke 13:32; 24:26,46; John 19:30

Verse 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,
he that
10:10,14; 13:12; John 17:19
all
14; John 17:21; Acts 17:26; Galatians 4:4
he is
11:16; Mark 8:38; Luke 9:26
to call
Matthew 12:48-50; 25:40; 28:10; John 20:17; Romans 8:29

Verse 12
Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
I will
Psalms 22:22,25
in
Psalms 40:10; 111:1; John 18:20

Verse 13
And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
I will
2 Samuel 22:3; Psalms 16:1; 18:2; 36:7,8; 91:2; Isaiah 12:2; 50:7-9; Matthew 27:43
Behold
Isaiah 8:18; 53:10
which
Genesis 33:5; 48:9; Psalms 127:3; John 10:29; 17:6-12; 1 Corinthians 4:15

Verse 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;
the children
of flesh
1 Corinthians 15:50
he also
18; 4:15; Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:14; Romans 8:3; Galatians 4:4; Philippians 2:7,8; 1 Timothy 3:16
he through
9:15; Isaiah 53:12; John 12:24,31-33; Romans 14:9; Colossians 2:15; Revelation 1:18
destroy
Isaiah 25:8; Hosea 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:54,55; 2 Timothy 1:10
the devil
Matthew 25:41; 1 John 3:8-10; Revelation 2:10; 12:9; 20:2

Verse 15
And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
deliver
Job 33:21-28; Psalms 33:19; 56:13; 89:48; Luke 1:74,75; 2 Corinthians 1:10
through
Job 18:11,14; 24:17; Psalms 55:4; 73:19; 1 Corinthians 15:50-57
subject
Romans 8:15,21; Galatians 4:21; 2 Timothy 1:7

Verse 16
For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
verily
6:16; 12:10; Romans 2:25; 1 Peter 1:20
took not, etc
Gr. taketh not hold of angels, but of the seed of Abraham he taketh hold. the seed.
Genesis 22:18; Matthew 1:1-17; Romans 4:16-25; Galatians 3:16,29

Verse 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.
it
11,14; Philippians 2:7,8
a merciful
3:2,5; 4:15,16; 5:1,2; Isaiah 11:5
to make
Leviticus 6:30; 8:15; 2 Chronicles 29:24; Ezekiel 45:15,17,20; Daniel 9:24; Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Ephesians 2:16; Colossians 1:21

Verse 18
For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
suffered
4:15,16; 5:2,7-9; Matthew 4:1-10; 26:37-39; Luke 22:53
he is
7:25,26; John 10:29; Philippians 3:21; 2 Timothy 1:12; Jude 1:24
them
1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; 2 Peter 2:9; Revelation 3:10

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Hebrews 2:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/hebrews-2.html.

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Sunday, July 21st, 2019
the Week of Proper 11 / Ordinary 16
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