Hebrews 2:5
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English Standard Version
For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking.

King James Bible
For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.

American Standard Version
For not unto angels did he subject the world to come, whereof we speak.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For God hath not subjected unto angels the world to come, whereof we speak.

English Revised Version
For not unto angels did he subject the world to come, whereof we speak.

Webster's Bible Translation
For to the angels he hath not put in subjection the world to come, concerning which we speak.

Weymouth New Testament
It is not to angels that God has assigned the sovereignty of that coming world, of which we speak.

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Vincent's Word Studies

The writer's object is to show that the salvation, the new order of things inaugurated by Christ, is in pursuance of the original purpose of creation, to wit, that universal dominion was to pertain to man, and not to angels. The great salvation means lordship of the world to be. This purpose is carried out in Christ, who, in becoming man, became temporarily subject to the earthly dispensation of which angels were the administrators. This was in order that he might acquire universal lordship as man. Being now exalted above angels, he does away with the angelic administration, and, in the world to come, will carry humanity with him to the position of universal lordship. This thought is developed by means of Psalm 8:1-9. Having set Christ above the angels, the writer must reconcile that claim with the historical fact of Christ's humiliation in his incarnate state. The Psalm presents a paradox in the antithesis of lower than the angels and all things under his feet. From the Psalm is drawn the statement of a temporary subordination of Christ to angels, followed by his permanent exaltation over them.

Hath - put in subjection (ὑπέταξεν)

The word suggests an economy; not merely subjecting the angels, but arranging or marshaling them under a new order. See 1 Corinthians 15:27, 1 Corinthians 15:28; Ephesians 1:22; Philippians 3:21.

The world to come (τὴν οἰκουμένην τὴν μέλλουσαν)

See on Hebrews 1:2. For ἡ οἰκουμένη the inhabited (land or country) see on Luke 2:1. The world to come means the new order of things inaugurated by the sacrifice of Christ.

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the world.

Hebrews 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying...

Cross References
Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Hebrews 6:5
and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come,

Hebrews 13:14
For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.

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