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Hebrews 2:8

ESV putting everything in subjection under his feet.” Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.
NIV and put everything under their feet.' In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them.
NASB YOU HAVE PUT EVERYTHING IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET.' For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him.
CSB and subjected everything under his feet.For in subjecting everything to him, he left nothing that is not subject to him. As it is, we do not yet see everything subjected to him.
NLT You gave them authority over all things.' Now when it says 'all things,' it means nothing is left out. But we have not yet seen all things put under their authority.
KJV Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

What does Hebrews 2:8 mean?

This verse completes a quotation of Psalm 8:4–6. The writer of Hebrews is distinguishing between Jesus and angels. In part, this is to show that Jesus is not Himself an angel, but is actually divine (Hebrews 1:3). This reference to Psalm 8 also supports the idea that the Messiah had to be a man in order to fully serve as both our high priest and substitute (Hebrews 2:10). Psalm 8 celebrates the creative work of God, while praising Him for using human beings to rule that creation. As it applies to the book of Hebrews, the author is pointing out that there is no shame in Messiah being fully human—God has granted honor and power to humanity which He never extended to angels.

Interestingly, the writer of Hebrews also points out that this Psalm has not been completely fulfilled, either in humanity or in Christ. The fall of mankind means that there are aspects of creation to which humans are now subject, instead of them being subject to us. And, of course, Jesus Christ is not yet ruling. The connection is supported in verse 9, however. Specifically, we will see how Jesus' suffering and death were crucial to Him becoming the perfect and suitable sacrifice for human sin.
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