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 2:14

  • This has helped me in my understanding about spiritual warfare. We are all, by default, part of a cosmic conflict, whether we realize it or not. As citizens of Christ s future kingdom, we battle every day against the kingdom of Satan, from which we have been saved. Thankfully, we can be victorious, for our King defeated the enemy, through His death and resurrection Heb. 2:14 . The foe was rendered powerless, but his ultimate demise will come when our King, returns to set up His kingdom. In the interim, while we wait, our Lord wants us to draw faithfully upon His power and authority in other words, His provision --- for spiritual victory. To that end we must walk by faith, not by sight.
  • Rev. Autrey for verse 14
    Verse 14 "Because God 's children are human beings, made of flesh and blood, Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form, for only as a human being could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death. " This verse mentions God and Jesus. And it will only makse sense when we understand that God and Jesus are the same. Jesus is God 's person or self expresion. That is, when God expresses himself to the human race he does it as Jesus. That is why Jesus is spoken of as the creator of heaven and earth. John says it this way. "He Jesus created everything there is. Nothing exists that he didn 't make. Life itself was in him. ... " This means that God as Jesus came to the earth he made and gave himself a ransom for the sins we committed. He didn 't have to do it, but he did. This was the greatest display of love a person can know. This further means that the term "Son of God " for Jesus is only a title. That is, when God came to the earth as Jesus he gave himself this title to identify himself to both God and man. He also gave himself other titles, such as Son of Man, Bread of Life, Lamb of God, etc. See, the struggle has always been between God as Jesus and Satan. It makes sense, then, that God would not send a substitute to fight for him, but come himself to defend his cause in this epic battle. This he did, and he won! What I am saying is, Jesus is no stand in, but God himself, giving himself for the sins of the world.

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