Christ the Mediator1 God, who, of old, at many times and in many ways, spoke to our ancestors, by the prophets, 2 has in these latter days spoken to us by the Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. 3 For he is the radiance of the glory of God and the expression of his being, upholding all creation by the power of his word; and, when he had made an expiation for the sins of humanity, he ‘took his seat at the right hand’ of God’s Majesty on high, 4 having shown himself as much greater than the angels as the name that he has inherited surpasses theirs. 5 For to which of the angels did God ever say — ‘You are my Son; this day I have become your Father’?
or again — ‘I will be to him a Father, and he will be to me a Son’?
6 And again, when God brought the first-born into the world, he said — ‘Let all the angels of God bow down before him.’
7 Speaking of the angels, he said — ‘He makes the winds his angels
And the flames of fire his servants’;
8 while of the Son he said — ‘God is your throne for ever and ever;
The sceptre of his kingdom is the sceptre of Justice;
9 You love righteousness and hates iniquity;
Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the festal oil more abundantly than your peers.’
10 Again — ‘You, Lord, in the beginning did lay the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of your hands.
11 They will perish, but you remain;
As a garment they will all grow old;
12 As a mantle you will fold them up,
And as a garment they will be changed,
But you are the same, and your years will know no end.’
13 To which of the angels has God ever said — ‘Sit you at my right hand
Until I put your enemies as a stool for your feet’?
Are not all the angels spirits in the service of God, sent out to minister for the sake of those who are destined to obtain salvation?
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