Hebrews 2:16
Modern Translations
New International Version
For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.

New Living Translation
We also know that the Son did not come to help angels; he came to help the descendants of Abraham.

English Standard Version
For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham.

Berean Study Bible
For surely it is not the angels He helps, but the descendants of Abraham.

New American Standard Bible
For clearly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendants of Abraham.

NASB 1995
For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham.

NASB 1977
For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham.

Amplified Bible
For, as we all know, He (Christ) does not take hold of [the fallen] angels [to give them a helping hand], but He does take hold of [the fallen] descendants of Abraham [extending to them His hand of deliverance].

Christian Standard Bible
For it is clear that he does not reach out to help angels, but to help Abraham’s offspring.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is clear that He does not reach out to help angels, but to help Abraham's offspring.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus clearly did not come to help angels, but he did come to help Abraham's descendants.

Good News Translation
For it is clear that it is not the angels that he helps. Instead, he helps the descendants of Abraham.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Jesus helps Abraham's descendants rather than helping angels.

International Standard Version
For it is clear that he did not come to help angels. No, he came to help Abraham's descendants,

NET Bible
For surely his concern is not for angels, but he is concerned for Abraham's descendants.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

New King James Version
For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.

King James 2000 Bible
For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the nature of Abraham.

New Heart English Bible
For, truly, he did not come to help the angels, but to help the offspring of Abraham.

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

American King James Version
For truly he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

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

A Faithful Version
For surely, He is not taking upon Himself to help the angels; but He is taking upon Himself to help the seed of Abraham.

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

English Revised Version
For verily not of angels doth he take hold, but he taketh hold of the seed of Abraham.

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

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
For he in no sort tooke on him the Angels nature, but hee tooke on him the seede of Abraham.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
For he in no place taketh on hym the Angels: but the seede of Abraham taketh he on hym.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
For he in no place taketh on him the angels, but ye sede of Abraham tabeth he on him.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
For he in no place taketh on him the angels: but the seede of Abraham taketh he on him.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
for doubtless, He does not lay hold of messengers, but He lays hold of [the] seed of Abraham,

Berean Literal Bible
For surely He helps not the angels, but He helps the seed of Abraham.

Young's Literal Translation
for, doubtless, of messengers it doth not lay hold, but of seed of Abraham it layeth hold,

Smith's Literal Translation
For certainly he lays not hold of angels; but of the seed of Abraham he lays hold.

Literal Emphasis Translation
For surely it is not the angels that He lays hold upon, but rather the seed of Abraham that He lays hold upon.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
For no where doth he take hold of the angels: but of the seed of Abraham he taketh hold.

Catholic Public Domain Version
For at no time did he take hold of the Angels, but instead he took hold of the offspring of Abraham.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For death was not authorized over the Angels, but death was authorized over the seed of Abraham.

Lamsa Bible
For he did not take on him the pattern of angels; but he did take on him the seed of Abraham.

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
For, verily, he does not take hold of angels, but he takes hold of the posterity of Abraham.

Godbey New Testament
For not yet does he take upon himself the nature of angels, but he takes upon himself the seed of Abraham.

Haweis New Testament
For he verily took not on him the angelic nature, but assumed that of the seed of Abraham.

Mace New Testament
for he is not the deliverer of angels; but the deliverer of Abraham's posterity.

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

Worrell New Testament
For surely He doth not succor angels, but He succoreth Abraham's seed.

Worsley New Testament
For indeed He taketh not hold of angels to save them, but of the seed of Abraham.








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