Hebrews 2:1-4

Do not turn away from God's message

1 So we must be very careful. We must continue to remember the message that we have heard about God's Son. Then we will not go in the wrong direction, and turn away from God. 2 The message that God spoke by angels was certainly powerful. God punished people when they did not obey the Law that he gave to Moses. In a completely right way he punished people who did anything wrong.

2:2The Bible says that an angel gave God's Law to Moses on Sinai mountain many years ago. See Exodus 19-20, Acts 7:38, 53 and Galatians 3:19.

3 As for us, God has shown us the way that he will save us from our sins. So we must not forget God's message about his great way to save us. If we do, he will certainly punish us. The Lord Jesus himself first spoke that message about how God would save people. Then the people who heard Jesus told the message to us. That is how we know that it is true. 4 God himself also showed clearly that what these people said is true. He did many miracles and powerful things which showed that he was with them. He also helped them with gifts from the Holy Spirit, in the way that he wanted.

2:3The writer wrote this letter only 30-40 years after Jesus died. The writer had heard about Jesus from other people who had met Jesus himself. They had listened to him while he taught them.