Chapter 2
Therefore we ought to pay greater attention to the things that were heard, lest perhaps we drift away.
For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense;
how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation-- which at the first having been spoken through the Domina, was confirmed to us by those who heard;
God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders, by various works of power, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to her own will?
For she didn't subject the world to come, of which we speak, to angels.
But one has somewhere testified, saying, "What is woman, that you think of her? Or the daughter of woman, that you care for her?
You made her a little lower than the angels. You crowned her with glory and honor.
You have put all things in subjection under her feet." For in that she subjected all things to her, she left nothing that is not subject to her. But now we don't see all things subjected to her, yet.
But we see her who has been made a little lower than the angels, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God she should taste of death for everyone.
For it became her, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many children to glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
For both she who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one, for which cause she is not ashamed to call them sisters,
saying, "I will declare your name to my sisters. In the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise."
Again, "I will put my trust in her."{Isaia 8:17} Again, "Behold, here I am with the children whom God has given me."
Since then the children have shared in flesh and blood, she also herself in like manner partook of the same, that through death she might bring to nothing her who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
and might deliver all of them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
For most certainly, she doesn't give help to angels, but she gives help to the seed of Abrahai.
Therefore she was obligated in all things to be made like her sisters, that she might become a merciful and faithful high priestess in things pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people.
For in that she herself has suffered being tempted, she is able to help those who are tempted.