New International Version
It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.
King James Bible
For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
Darby Bible Translation
For he has not subjected to angels the habitable world which is to come, of which we speak;
World English Bible
For he didn't subject the world to come, of which we speak, to angels.
Young's Literal Translation
For not to messengers did He subject the coming world, concerning which we speak,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The world to come - That עולם הבא olam habba, the world to come, meant the days of the Messiah among the Jews, is most evident, and has been often pointed out in the course of these notes; and that the administration of this kingdom has not been intrusted to angels, who were frequently employed under the law, is also evident, for the government is on the shoulder of Jesus Christ; he alone has the keys of death and hell; he alone shuts, and no man opens; opens, and no man shuts; he alone has the residue of the Spirit; he alone is the Governor of the universe, the Spirit, Soul, Heart, and Head of the Church: all is in his authority, and under subjection to him.
But some think that the world to come means future glory, and suppose the words are spoken in reference to the Angel of God's presence, Exodus 23:20, who introduced the Israelites into the promised land, which land is here put in opposition to the heavenly inheritance. And it is certain that in this sense also we have an entrance into the holiest only by the blood of Jesus. Dr. Macknight contends for this latter meaning, but the former appears more consistent with the Jewish phraseology.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibrarySeptember 22. "We See not yet all Things Put under Him, but we See Jesus" (Heb. Ii. 8, 9).
"We see not yet all things put under Him, but we see Jesus" (Heb. ii. 8, 9). How true this is to us all! How many things there are that seem to be stronger than we are, but blessed be His name! they are all in subjection under Him, and we see Jesus crowned above them all; and Jesus is our Head, our representative, our other self, and where He is we shall surely be. Therefore when we fail to see anything that God has promised, and that we have claimed in our experience, let us look up and see it realized …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Destroyer Destroyed
The Son and the Angels.
The Jordan: the Decisive Start. Matthew 3:13-17. Mark 1:9-1Luke
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age
For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.
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