Hebrews 2:16

“For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For verely he tooke not on him the nature of Angels: but he tooke on him the seed of Abraham.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For verily not to angels doth he give help, but he giveth help to the seed of Abraham.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For, truly, he does not take on the life of angels, but that of the seed of Abraham.
- Basic English Bible

For he does not indeed take hold of angels [by the hand], but he takes hold of the seed of Abraham.
- Darby Bible

For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
- Webster's Bible

For assuredly it is not to angels that He is continually reaching a helping hand, but it is to the descendants of Abraham.
- Weymouth Bible

For most certainly, he doesn't give help to angels, but he gives help to the seed of Abraham.
- World English Bible

And he took neuere aungelis, but he took the seed of Abraham.
- Wycliffe Bible

for, doubtless, of messengers it doth not lay hold, but of seed of Abraham it layeth hold,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 2:16


2:16 For verily he taketh not hold of angels - He does not take their nature upon him. But he taketh hold of the seed of Abraham - He takes human nature upon him. St. Paul says the seed of Abraham, rather than the seed of Adam, because to Abraham was the promise made.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 2:16


Heb 2:16 He took not on [him the nature of] angels. He did not lay hold of an angel form in order to save angels, but the human form and nature, in order to be our Savior. He chose to be the seed of Abraham, being the Son of Mary, a descendant of Abraham (Mt 1:1 Lu 3:34).

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