zGen. 19:16; 28:12; 32:1, 2; Judg. 6:11; 13:3; Ps. 34:7; 91:11; 103:20, 21; Dan. 3:28; 6:22; 10:11; Matt. 18:10
The Supremacy of God’s Son1Long ago, at many times and ain many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2but bin these last days che has spoken to us by dhis Son, whom he appointed ethe heir of all things, fthrough whom also he created gthe world. 3He is the radiance of the glory of God and hthe exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. iAfter making purification for sins jhe sat down kat the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4having become as much superior to angels as the name lhe has inherited is more excellent than theirs. 5For to which of the angels did God ever say, m“You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”?
Or again, n“I will be to him a father,
and he shall be to me a son”?
6And again, when he brings othe firstborn into the world, he says, p“Let all God’s angels worship him.”
7Of the angels he says, q“He makes his angels winds,
and his ministers a flame of fire.”
8But of the Son he says, r“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God shas anointed you
with tthe oil of gladness beyond your companions.”
10And, u“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11they will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment,
12like a robe you will roll them up,
like a garment they will be changed. ▼
▼Some manuscripts omit like a garment
But you are wthe same,
and your years will have no end.”
13And to which of the angels has he ever said, x“Sit at my right hand
yuntil I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?
14Are they not all ministering spirits zsent out to serve for the sake of those who are to aainherit salvation?
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