Wisdom’s Rebuke

20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,(A)
    she raises her voice in the public square;
21 on top of the wall[a] she cries out,
    at the city gate she makes her speech:

22 “How long will you who are simple(B) love your simple ways?
    How long will mockers delight in mockery
    and fools hate(C) knowledge?
23 Repent at my rebuke!
    Then I will pour out my thoughts to you,
    I will make known to you my teachings.
24 But since you refuse(D) to listen when I call(E)
    and no one pays attention(F) when I stretch out my hand,
25 since you disregard all my advice
    and do not accept my rebuke,
26 I in turn will laugh(G) when disaster(H) strikes you;
    I will mock(I) when calamity overtakes you(J)
27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
    when disaster(K) sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
    when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

28 “Then they will call to me but I will not answer;(L)
    they will look for me but will not find me,(M)
29 since they hated knowledge
    and did not choose to fear the Lord.(N)

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  1. Proverbs 1:21 Septuagint; Hebrew / at noisy street corners

For since the message spoken(A) through angels(B) was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,(C) how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation?(D) This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord,(E) was confirmed to us by those who heard him.(F) God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles,(G) and by gifts of the Holy Spirit(H) distributed according to his will.(I)

Jesus Made Fully Human

It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. But there is a place where someone(J) has testified:

“What is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    a son of man that you care for him?(K)
You made them a little[a] lower than the angels;
    you crowned them with glory and honor
    and put everything under their feet.”[b][c](L)

In putting everything under them,[d] God left nothing that is not subject to them.[e] Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them.[f] But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor(M) because he suffered death,(N) so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.(O)

10 In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists,(P) should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered.(Q) 11 Both the one who makes people holy(R) and those who are made holy(S) are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.[g](T)

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  1. Hebrews 2:7 Or them for a little while
  2. Hebrews 2:8 Psalm 8:4-6
  3. Hebrews 2:8 Or You made him a little lower than the angels;/ you crowned him with glory and honor/ and put everything under his feet.”
  4. Hebrews 2:8 Or him
  5. Hebrews 2:8 Or him
  6. Hebrews 2:8 Or him
  7. Hebrews 2:11 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verse 12; and in 3:1, 12; 10:19; 13:22.

23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope(A) we profess,(B) for he who promised is faithful.(C) 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,(D) 25 not giving up meeting together,(E) as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another(F)—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.(G)

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