Hebrews 1 New King James Version

God Has Spoken by His Son

1 1  God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2  has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3  who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself [1] purged our [2] sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

4  having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

The Son Superior to Angels

5  For to which of the angels did He ever say: "You are My Son, Today I have begotten You"? [3] And again: "I will be to Him a Father, And He shall be to Me a Son"? [4] 6  But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: "Let all the angels of God worship Him." [5] 7  And of the angels He says: "Who makes His angels spirits And His ministers a flame of fire." [6] 8  But to the Son He says: "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom. 9  You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions." [7] 10  And: "You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. 11  They will perish, but You remain; And they will all grow old like a garment; 12  Like a cloak You will fold them up, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not fail." [8] 13  But to which of the angels has He ever said: "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool"? [9] 14  Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?


[1] 1:3 NU-Text omits by Himself.

[2] 1:3 NU-Text omits our.

[3] 1:5 Psalm 2:7

[4] 1:5 2 Samuel 7:14

[5] 1:6 Deuteronomy 32:43 (Septuagint, Dead Sea Scrolls); Psalm 97:7

[6] 1:7 Psalm 104:4

[7] 1:9 Psalm 45:6, 7

[8] 1:12 Psalm 102:25-27

[9] 1:13 Psalm 110:1

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