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Jesus Brings Many Sons to Glory

10 For now he towers above all creation, for all things exist through him and for him.[a] And that God made him, pioneer[b] of our salvation, perfect through his sufferings, for this is how he brings many sons and daughters to share in his glory.[c] 11 Jesus, the Holy One, makes us holy. And as sons and daughters, we now belong to his same Father,[d] so he is not ashamed or embarrassed to introduce us as his brothers and sisters![e] 12 For he has said,

“I will reveal who you really are[f] to my brothers and sisters,
    and I will glorify you with praises
    in the midst of the congregation.”

13 And,

“My confidence rests in God!”[g]

And again he says,

“Here I am, one with[h] the children Yahweh has given me.”[i]

14 Since all his “children” have flesh and blood, so Jesus became human to fully identify with us. He did this, so that he could experience death and annihilate the effects of the intimidating accuser who holds against us the power[j] of death. 15 By embracing death Jesus sets free those who live their entire lives in bondage[k] to the tormenting dread of death. 16 For it is clear that he didn’t do this for the angels, but for all the sons and daughters of Abraham.[l] 17 This is why he had to be a Man and take hold of our humanity in every way. He made us his brothers and sisters and became our merciful and faithful King-Priest[m] before God; as the One who removed our sins to make us one with him. 18 He suffered and endured every test and temptation, so that he can help us every time we pass through the ordeals of life.[n]

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 2:10 The Greek word prepo means “to stand out and tower above.”
  2. Hebrews 2:10 Or “trailblazer” or “forerunner.” His perfection through sufferings implies that all his sons will come to glorious perfection through hardships. The Aramaic can be translated “the Prince of Life.”
  3. Hebrews 2:10 Or “bring many children into his glorious state.” Grace gives us the glory that Jesus has. Although it is true that God will not share his glory with another (Isa. 42:8), but in Christ, we are not “another,” we are one with him. See also John 17:22; Rom. 8:29-30.
  4. Hebrews 2:11 Or “we are all from [out of] one.” That is, we are all out of one Source, God the Father.
  5. Hebrews 2:11 See Song. 4:9-10; 5:1–2.
  6. Hebrews 2:12 Or “I will announce your name.” This quote is taken from Ps. 22:22.
  7. Hebrews 2:13 See Ps. 31:14; Isa. 8:17.
  8. Hebrews 2:13 Jesus is one with us, his children.
  9. Hebrews 2:13 By implication “Here I am, in the midst of the sons and daughters you have given me.”
  10. Hebrews 2:14 Or “dominion.”
  11. Hebrews 2:15 Or “slavery.”
  12. Hebrews 2:16 See Isa. 41:8.
  13. Hebrews 2:17 The Aramaic can be translated “so that he would be the nurturing Lord of the king-priests.”
  14. Hebrews 2:18 This chapter gives us the 8 victories Christ won for us at Calvary: (1) He is crowned with glory and honor. (2) He brings many sons into his glory. (3) He is made perfect through his sufferings. (4) We are made holy. (5) By his death he destroyed the devil, who held the power of death over us. (6) He delivers us completely from the fear of death. (7) He is now our faithful High Priest. (8) He helps us in every temptation.

29 Those who passed by shook their heads and spitefully ridiculed him, saying, “Aha! You boasted that you could destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days.[a] 30 Why don’t you save yourself now? Just come down from the cross!”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 15:29 Jesus never said that he would destroy the temple, but that it would be destroyed by others.

39 And those who passed by shook their heads and spitefully ridiculed him, 40 saying, “We heard you boast that you could destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days! Why don’t you save yourself now? If you’re really God’s Son, come down from the cross!”

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