Introduction — God speaking in the Son
, having aspoken
of old in 2many
portions and in many ways to the fathers in the prophets,
Has at the 1last
of these days spoken to us in the 2aSon
He appointed 4bHeir
of all things, cthrough
whom also He made the 5duniverse
Who, being the 1effulgence
of His glory and the aimpress
of His bsubstance
and upholding and bearing all things by the 2word
of His power, having made 3purification
of sins, 4csat
down on the right hand of the 5dMajesty
The superiority of Christ
Superior to the angels
As the Son of God — as God
Having become as much better than the angels as to have inherited a 1more
distinguished name than they.
For to which of the angels has He ever said, a
"You are My Son; 1this
day have I begotten You''? And again, b
"I will be a Father to Him, and He will be a Son to Me''?
And when He brings again the 1aFirstborn
into the inhabited earth, He says, b
"And let all the angels of God worship Him.''
And of the angels He says, a
"Who makes His angels 1winds
and His ministers a flame of fire'';
But of the Son, a
God, is forever and ever, and the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your ckingdom
You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, 1Your
God, has aanointed
You with the oil of exultant joy above Your 2bpartners
"You in the beginning, 1Lord
, laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of Your hands;
They will perish, but You remain perpetually; and they all will become aold
like a bgarment
And like a mantle You will roll them up; like a garment they will also be changed; but You are the asame
, and Your years will not fail.''
But to which of the angels has He ever said, a
"Sit at My right hand 1until
I set Your enemies as a bfootstool
for Your feet''?
Are they not all aministering
spirits, sent forth for service for the sake of 1those
who are to inherit salvation?