1. Structure and outline

The importance about the placement of Hebrews 2:1–4

Hebrews 2:1–4 (ESV)

1 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.

This admonition is strategically positioned exactly between two portions of text of fourteen verses each, describing the superior position of the Son above the angels (1:1–14) and the temporarily inferior position of the Son below the angels (2:5–18). By organizing it this way the author ensures that this warning is placed precisely in the centre of 1:1—2:18. (W.G. Übelacker1)2