Hebrews 2:14

“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himselfe likewise took part of the same, that through death hee might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the deuill:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Since then the children are sharers in flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner partook of the same; that through death he might bring to nought him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And because the children are flesh and blood, he took a body himself and became like them; so that by his death he might put an end to him who had the power of death, that is to say, the Evil One;
- Basic English Bible

Since therefore the children partake of blood and flesh, he also, in like manner, took part in the same, that through death he might annul him who has the might of death, that is, the devil;
- Darby Bible

Since then the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
- Webster's Bible

Since then the children referred to are all alike sharers in perishable human nature, He Himself also, in the same way, took on Him a share of it, in order that through death He might render powerless him who had authority over death, that is, the Devil,
- Weymouth Bible

Since then the children have shared in flesh and blood, he also himself in the same way partook of the same, that through death he might bring to nothing him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
- World English Bible

Therfor for children comyneden to fleisch and blood, and he also took part of the same, that bi deth he schulde destrie hym that hadde lordschipe of deth, that is to seie, the deuel,
- Wycliffe Bible

Seeing, then, the children have partaken of flesh and blood, he himself also in like manner did take part of the same, that through death he might destroy him having the power of death -- that is, the devil --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 2:14


2:14 Since then these children partake of flesh and blood - Of human nature with all its infirmities. He also in like manner took part of the same; that through his own death he might destroy the tyranny of him that had, by God's permission, the power of death with regard to the ungodly. Death is the devil's servant and serjeant, delivering to him those whom he seizes in sin. That is, the devil - The power was manifest to all; but who exerted it, they saw not.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 2:14


Heb 2:14 He also himself likewise took part of the same. As these children are all mortal he, though divine, took on our mortality. He did this, that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death. That he might bring to nought the power of him who first brought death on our race, "that is, the devil". It was needful; that he be clothed with mortality in order to die, and needful to die in order to deliver men from the power of sin and give them a glorious hope.

Discussion for Hebrews 2

  • Guyson Liberal for verse 3
    I love it and want to obey and follow my jesus
  • John madden for verse 2
    If under the law they were found guilt .how much more by disobeying the gospel
  • John madden for verse 4
    God always confirms things by his gospel.thru supernatural acts of transforming lives of his people
  • John madden for verse 3
    Negelct..so many today are negelecting thier only hope of salvation. No one will escape who does this . There's no where or no one else who offers us salvation
  • John madden for verse 1
    Lest we forget that weve been purged from our old sins as the apostle peter said.and let them the words of Christ slip from us
  • HARY COLLINS
    God has given us his salvation on a platter of gold by offering his only SON to die in our stead.He went as far as bringing Him His SON to the level of mankind just to draw us back to Himself.Therefore let us all grab this great and wonderful gift of God with no delay before it is late, to avoid God s wrath at the end.

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