Hebrews 1


The Nature of the Son

1Long ago God spoke a to the fathers by the prophets b at different times and in different ways. c 2 In these last days d He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe
Lit ages
f through Him.
3The Son is the radiance
Or reflection
of God’s glory and the exact expression
Or representation, or copy, or reproduction
of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins,
Other mss read for our sins by Himself
He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
Or He sat down on high at the right hand of the Majesty
4So He became higher in rank than the angels, just as the name He inherited is superior to theirs. l

The Son Superior to Angels

5 For to which of the angels did He ever say, You are My Son; today I have become Your Father
Or have begotten You
n or again, I will be His Father, and He will be My Son? o , p
6 When He again
Or And again, when He
brings His firstborn into the world r He says, And all God’s angels must worship Him. s , t
7 And about the angels He says:

He makes His angels winds
Or spirits

and His servants
Or ministers
a fiery flame,
w , x

8 but to
Or about
the Son:

Your throne, God,
is forever and ever,
and the scepter of Your kingdom
is a scepter of justice. z
9 You have loved righteousness
and hated lawlessness;
this is why God, Your God,
has anointed You
with the oil of joy aa
rather than Your companions.
Or associates

10 And:

In the beginning, Lord,
You established the earth,
and the heavens are the works of Your hands; ad
11 they will perish, but You remain.
They will all wear out like clothing; ae
12 You will roll them up like a cloak,
Other mss omit like a cloak

and they will be changed like a robe.
But You are the same,
and Your years will never end. ag , ah

13 Now to which of the angels has He ever said:

Sit at My right hand
until I make Your enemies Your footstool ?
Or enemies a footstool for Your feet
aj , ak

14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve those who are going to inherit salvation? al
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