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 Son1 Long ago, at many times and a in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but b in these last days c he has spoken to us by d his Son, whom he appointed e the heir of all things, f through whom also he created g the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and h the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. i After making purification for sins j he sat down k at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name l he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. 5 For 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”?
6 And again, when he brings o the firstborn into the world, he says, p “Let all God’s angels worship him.”
7 Of the angels he says, q “He makes his angels winds,
and his ministers a flame of fire.”
8 But of the Son he says, r “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God s has anointed you
with t the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”
10 And, u “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11 they will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment,
12 like a robe you will roll them up,
like a garment they will be changed. ▼
▼ Some manuscripts omit like a garment
But you are w the same,
and your years will have no end.”
13 And to which of the angels has he ever said, x “Sit at my right hand
y until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits z sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to aa inherit salvation?
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