Hebrews 2:5
New International Version
It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.

New Living Translation
And furthermore, it is not angels who will control the future world we are talking about.

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

Berean Study Bible
For it is not to angels that He has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.

Berean Literal Bible
For not to angels did He subject the world that is coming, of which we are speaking,

New American Standard Bible
For He did not subject to angels the world to come, concerning which we are speaking.

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

Christian Standard Bible
For he has not subjected to angels the world to come that we are talking about.

Contemporary English Version
We know that God did not put the future world under the power of angels.

Good News Translation
God has not placed the angels as rulers over the new world to come--the world of which we speak.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For He has not subjected to angels the world to come that we are talking about.

International Standard Version
For he did not put the coming world we are talking about under the control of angels.

NET Bible
For he did not put the world to come, about which we are speaking, under the control of angels.

New Heart English Bible
For he did not subject the world to come, of which we speak, to angels.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For it was not to Angels that he subjected the future world, about which we are speaking;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He didn't put the world that will come (about which we are talking) under the angels' control.

New American Standard 1977
For He did not subject to angels the world to come, concerning which we are speaking.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For unto the angels he has not subjected the world to come, of which we speak.

King James 2000 Bible
For unto the angels has he not put in subjection the world to come, of which we speak.

American King James Version
For to the angels has 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.

Darby Bible Translation
For he has not subjected to angels the habitable world which is to come, of which 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.

World English Bible
For he didn't subject the world to come, of which we speak, to angels.

Young's Literal Translation
For not to messengers did He subject the coming world, concerning which we speak,
Study Bible
Jesus Like His Brothers
4and was affirmed by God through signs, wonders, various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to His will. 5For it is not to angels that He has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6But somewhere it is testified in these words: “What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You care for him?…
Cross References
Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Hebrews 6:5
who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age--

Hebrews 13:14
For here we do not have a permanent city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.

Treasury of Scripture

For to the angels has he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.

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 dwelleth righteousness.

Revelation 11:15
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

[it is] not
Οὐ (Ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

to angels
ἀγγέλοις (angelois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.

that He has subjected
ὑπέταξεν (hypetaxen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5293: From hupo and tasso; to subordinate; reflexively, to obey.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world
οἰκουμένην (oikoumenēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3625: Feminine participle present passive of oikeo; land, i.e. The globe; specially, the Roman empire.

to come,
μέλλουσαν (mellousan)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3195: A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.

about
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

which
ἧς (hēs)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

we are speaking.
λαλοῦμεν (laloumen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.
(5-18) It was needful that Jesus, as Author of salvation to man, should in all points be made like to those whom He saves, and in their likeness suffer and die; thus He becomes for them a merciful and faithful High Priest.

(5) For.--There is a very clear connection between this verse and Hebrews 1:14. "Angels are but ministering spirits, serving God in the cause of those who shall inherit salvation; for not to angels is the world to come made subject." But the connection with Hebrews 2:2-3, is equally important: "the salvation that is now given has been proclaimed not by angels but by the Lord, and it is God Himself who works with the messengers of the Lord; for not unto angels," &c. The word "salvation" binds together this section and the first. (See Hebrews 1:14; Hebrews 2:2; Hebrews 2:10.)

Hath he not put in subjection.--Better, did He subject; for the reference is to the passage quoted in the following verses, which is already in the writer's thought. "He:" God, speaking in the prophetic Scripture.

The world to come.--The same expression occurs in the English version of Hebrews 6:5, but in the Greek "world" is represented by entirely different words. Here, as in Hebrews 1:6, the meaning is "inhabited earth," "world of man"; there, the word properly relates to time, "age." Is "the world to come" still future, or is it here looked at from the Old Testament point of view? (See Hebrews 1:2.) The following verses (especially Hebrews 2:9) make it clear that the period referred to is that which succeeds the exaltation of Christ. We ourselves cannot but markedly distinguish the present stage of Messiah's kingdom from the future; but in the perspective of prophecy the two were blended. The thought of this kingdom amongst men has been present from the first verses of the Epistle onwards; hence, "whereof we speak."

Verse 5. - Here the second division of the first section of the argument, according to the summary given above (Hebrews 1:2), begins. But it is also connected logically with the interposed exhortation, the sequence of thought being as follows: "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?" - For (as an additional reason) not to angels (but to the Son, as will be seen) did he (God) subject the world to come, whereof we speak, "The world to come (ἡ οἰκουμένη ἡ μέλλουσα)" must be understood, in accordance with what has been said above in explanation of" the last of these days" (Hebrews 1:1), as referring to the age of the Messiah's kingdom foretold in prophecy. The word μέλλουσαν does not in itself necessarily imply futurity from the writer's standpoint though, according to what was said above, the complete fulfilment of the prophetic anticipation is to be looked for in the second advent, whatever earnest and foretaste of it there may be already under the gospel dispensation. The word οἰκουμένην (sub γὴν) is the same as was used (Hebrews 1:6) in reference to the Son's advent, denoting the sphere of created things over which he should reign. And it is suitably used here with a view to the coming quotation from Psalm 8, in which the primary idea is man's supremacy over the inhabited globe. The whole phrase may be taken to express the same idea as the "new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness" (cf. 2 Peter 3:13). 2:5-9 Neither the state in which the church is at present, nor its more completely restored state, when the prince of this world shall be cast out, and the kingdoms of the earth become the kingdom of Christ, is left to the government of the angels: Christ will take to him his great power, and will reign. And what is the moving cause of all the kindness God shows to men in giving Christ for them and to them? it is the grace of God. As a reward of Christ's humiliation in suffering death, he has unlimited dominion over all things; thus this ancient scripture was fulfilled in him. Thus God has done wonderful things for us in creation and providence, but for these we have made the basest returns.
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