Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Because of this, we are indebted that we should be all the more attentive to whatever we have heard, lest we fall*. 2For if a word spoken by Angels was established and everyone who heard it and violated it received a reward by justice, 3How shall we escape if we despise those things which are our life, those which began to be spoken by Our Lord and by those who heard from him among us, and were confirmed, 4While God testified concerning them with signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of The Spirit of Holiness, which were given according to his will?
5For it was not to Angels that he subjected the future world, about which we are speaking;
6But as The Scripture* testifies and says, "What is a man, that you remember him, and the son of man that you care for him?"
7"You have brought him a little lower than The Angels. You have placed glory and honor on his head and you have authorized him over the works of your hands."
8"You have subjected all things under his feet." But by this, that He subjected everything to him, it does not leave anything which is not subjected; but now, we do not yet see that everything is subjected to him.
9*But we see that he is Yeshua, who became a little lower than the Angels for the suffering of his death, and glory and honor are placed upon his head, for God himself, by his grace, tasted death in the place of every person.
10For it was fitting for him by whom are all things and for whom are all things, and bringing many children into the glory, that The Prince of their life would perfect himself by his suffering. 11For he who makes holy and they who are made holy are all of one; therefore, he is not ashamed to call them his brothers,
12When he said, "I shall announce your name to my brethren and within the church I shall glorify you."
13And again, "I will trust in him", and again, "Behold, I and the children whom God has given me."
14For because the children shared together in flesh and blood, he also shared in these things in the same form, so that by his death he would destroy the one who had held the authority of death, who is Satan, 15And he would free those who, by the fear of death, all their lives were subjected to bondage. 16For death was not authorized* over the Angels, but death was authorized over the seed of Abraham. 17Because of this, it was right that he would become like his brethren in all things, that he would be a compassionate and trustworthy High Priest in what is God's, and would make atonement for the sins of the people.* 18For in this, because he has suffered and was tempted, he can help those who are tempted.