“For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;”
King James Version (KJV)
2:2 In giving the law, God spoke by angels; but in proclaiming the gospel, by his Son. Steadfast - Firm and valid. Every transgression - Commission of sin. Every disobedience - Omission of duty.
Heb 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels. The Jewish law. See notes on Ac 7:53 Ga 3:19. The law was given through the medium of angels, as was confessed by the Jews. See Josephus ("Antiq". 15:5, sec. 3). Was steadfast. Confirmed by a penalty upon transgressors. And every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward. Nothing is plainer in all Jewish history than that obedience to the law was rewarded and disobedience punished.