14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared i
n their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him
who holds the power of death — that is, the devil—
15 and free those who all their lives
were held in slavery by their fear of death.
16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants.
17 For this reason he had to be made like his brothers
in every way, in order that he might
become a merciful and faithful high priest
in service to God, and that he might
make atonement for the sins of the people.
18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted,
he is able to help those who are being tempted.