But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him?

Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:

Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

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But someone has testified somewhere,

“What are human beings that you are mindful of them,[a]
    or mortals, that you care for them?[b]
You have made them for a little while lower[c] than the angels;
    you have crowned them with glory and honor,[d]
    subjecting all things under their feet.”

Now in subjecting all things to them, God[e] left nothing outside their control. As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to them,

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 2:6 Gk What is man that you are mindful of him?
  2. Hebrews 2:6 Gk or the son of man that you care for him? In the Hebrew of Psalm 8.4–6 both man and son of man refer to all humankind
  3. Hebrews 2:7 Or them only a little lower
  4. Hebrews 2:7 Other ancient authorities add and set them over the works of your hands
  5. Hebrews 2:8 Gk he