1. Exposition

What does the usage of the word "subjection" reveal?

Hebrews 2:8 (ESV)

8 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.

In total we hear the verb “to subject” three times in verse 8: once in the quotation and twice in the explanation of it. This keyword is clearly the reason for choosing this psalm. God has subjected everything to man(kind). The author explicitly states (via two negatives) that man’s original assignment in Paradise is unlimited: there is nothing that is not under his authority.1