2:10 For it was fitting for him, for whom and through whom all things exist, 1 in bringing many sons to glory, to make the pioneer 2 of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
12:2 keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set out for him he endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. 3
1 tn Grk “for whom are all things and through whom are all things.”
2 sn The Greek word translated pioneer is used of a “prince” or leader, the representative head of a family. It also carries nuances of “trailblazer,” one who breaks through to new ground for those who follow him. It is used some thirty-five times in the Greek OT and four times in the NT, always of Christ (Acts 3:15; 5:31; Heb 2:10; 12:2).