Hebrews 2:9

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But wee see Iesus, who was made a little lower then the Angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour, that hee by the grace of God should taste death for euery man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, {namely,} Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But we behold him who hath been made a little lower than the angels, `even' Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for every `man'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But we see him who was made a little lower than the angels, even Jesus, crowned with glory and honour, because he let himself be put to death so that by the grace of God he might undergo death for all men.
- Basic English Bible

but we see Jesus, who [was] made some little inferior to angels on account of the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; so that by the grace of God he should taste death for every thing.
- Darby Bible

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
- Webster's Bible

But Jesus--who was made a little inferior to the angels in order that through God's grace He might taste death for every human being--we already see wearing a crown of glory and honour because of His having suffered death.
- Weymouth Bible

But we see him who has been made a little lower than the angels, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for everyone.
- World English Bible

but we seen hym that was maad a litil lesse than aungels, Jhesu, for the passioun of deth crowned with glorie and onour, that he thorouy grace of God schulde taste deth for alle men.
- Wycliffe Bible

and him who was made some little less than messengers we see -- Jesus -- because of the suffering of the death, with glory and honour having been crowned, that by the grace of God for every one he might taste of death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 2:9


2:9 It is done only with regard to Jesus, God - Man, who is now crowned with glory and honour - As a reward for his having suffered death. He was made a little lower than the angels - Who cannot either suffer or die. That by the grace of God, he might taste death - An expression denoting both the reality of his death, and the shortness of its continuance. For every man - That ever was or will be born into the world.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 2:9


Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus. Jesus is the solution of the problem. He was made while in the flesh on earth apparently lower than the angels, and suffered death, but he, the Son of Man, who died as mortals die, the now glorified man, has "all authority . . . in heaven and in earth" (Mt 28:18). Through him, the Son of Man, all things are subjected to glorified humanity. Thst he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. To die. He became man in order that he might die for every man, and because of the suffering of death was crowned (Php 2:9). It was after his suffering that "all power was given unto his hands". Compare 1Co 15:27 Eph 1:20 Php 3:21.

Discussion for Hebrews 2:9

  • Diane Spencer for verse 9
    "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for suffering death." The whole reason He was made a little lower than the angels was for suffering of death. Only in bodily form, in the likeness of man, complete with a central nervous system and limited by mortality can one suffer, and die.

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