The Sentence-Flow Diagram of Hebrews 1:5 – 2:18
For to which of the angels did God ever say,
“You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”?
“I will be to him a father,
and he shall be to me a son”?
6 And again,
when he brings the firstborn
into the world, he says,
“Let all God’s angels worship him.”
7 Of the angels he says,
“He makes his angels winds,
and his ministers a flame of fire.”
8 But of the Son
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and
therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”
“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11 they will perish,
but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment,
12 like a robe you will roll them up,
like a garment they will be changed.
But you are the same,
and your years will have no end.”
13 And to which of the angels
has he ever said,
“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits
sent out to serve for the sake of those
who are to inherit salvation?
Warning Against Neglecting Salvation
2 Therefore we must pay much closer attention
to what we have heard,
lest we drift away from it.2
For since the message declared by angels
proved to be reliable,
and every transgression or disobedience
received a just retribution,3
how shall we escape
if we neglect such a great salvation?
It was declared at first by the Lord,
and it was attested to us by those who heard,
4 while God also bore witness
by signs and wonders and
various miracles and
by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
The Founder of Salvation
5 For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come,
of which we are speaking.
6 It has been testified somewhere,
“What is man, that you are mindful of him,
or the son of man, that you care for him?
7 You made him for a little while
lower than the angels;
you have crowned him
with glory and honor,
8 putting everything in subjection under his feet.”
Now in putting everything in subjection to him,
he left nothing outside his control.
At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.
9 But we see him
who for a little while
was made lower than the angels,
namely Jesus, crowned
with glory and honor
because of the suffering of death,
so that by the grace of God
he might taste death for everyone.
10 For it was fitting that he,
for whom and by whom all things exist,
in bringing many sons to glory,
should make the founder of their salvation perfect
For he who sanctifies and
those who are sanctified all have one source.
That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,12 saying,
“I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the congregation
I will sing your praise.”
13 And again,
“I will put my trust in him.”
“Behold, I and the children God has given me.”
14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood,
he himself likewise partook of the same things,
that through death
he might destroy the one
who has the power of death, that is, the devil,
15 and deliver all those
who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.
16 For surely it is not angels that he helps,
But he helps the offspring of Abraham.17
Therefore he had to be made like his brothers
in every respect,
so that he might become a
faithful high priest in the service of God,
to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted,
he is able to help those who are being tempted.