God’s Full and Final Revelation in the SonAlthough ▼
▼ Here “ although” is supplied as a component of the participle (“spoke”) which is understood as concessiveGod spoke long ago in many parts ▼
▼ Or “portions”and in many ways to the fathers by the prophets, 2 in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the world, ▼
▼ Or “the universe”; literally “the ages”3 who is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence, sustaining all things by the word of power. ▼
▼ Some manuscripts have “by the word of his power. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down”When he ▼
▼ Here “ when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“had made”) which is understood as temporalhad made purification for sins through him, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become by so much better than the angels, by as much as he has inherited a more excellent name than theirs.
The Son Superior to the AngelsFor to which of the angels did he ever say,
“You are my son,
today I have fathered you,” ▼
“I will be ˻his father˼ ▼
▼ Literally “to him for a father”,
and he will be ˻my son˼ ▼
▼ Literally “to me for a son””? ▼
6 And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,
“And let all the angels of God worship him.” ▼
7 And concerning the angels he says,
“The one who makes his angels winds,
and his servants a flame of fire,” ▼
8 but concerning the Son,
“Your throne, O God, is ˻forever and ever˼ ▼
▼ Literally “for the age of the age”,
and the scepter of righteous is the scepter of your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;
because of this God, your God, has anointed you
with the olive oil of joy more than your companions. ▼
“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the works of your hands;
11 they will perish, but you continue,
and they will all become old like a garment,
12 and like a robe you will roll them up,
and like a garment they will be changed;
but you are the same, and your years will not run out.” ▼
13 But to which of the angels has he ever said,
“Sit down at my right hand,
until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” ▼
14 Are they not all spirits engaged in special service, sent on assignment for the sake of those who are going to inherit salvation?
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