Hebrews 1 New American Standard Bible

God Has Spoken by His Son

1 God , after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways , 2  [1] in these last days has spoken to us [2]in His Son , whom He appointed heir of all things , through whom also He made the [3] world . 3  [4]And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature , and [5] upholds all things by the word of His power . When He had made purification of sins , He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high ,

4  having become as much better than the angels , as He has inherited 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"? And again , " I WILL BE A FATHER TO HIM AND HE SHALL BE A SON TO ME"? 6  And [6]when He again brings the firstborn into [7] the world , He says , " AND LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD WORSHIP 7  And of the angels He says , " WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS , AND HIS MINISTERS A FLAME OF FIRE ." 8  But of the Son He says, " YOUR THRONE , O GOD , IS FOREVER AND EVER , AND THE RIGHTEOUS SCEPTER IS THE SCEPTER OF [8]HIS KINGDOM . 9  " YOU HAVE LOVED RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HATED LAWLESSNESS ; THEREFORE e GOD , YOUR GOD , HAS ANOINTED YOU WITH THE OIL OF GLADNESS ABOVE YOUR COMPANIONS ." 10  And, " YOU, Lord , IN THE BEGINNING LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH , AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS ; 11  THEY WILL PERISH , BUT YOU REMAIN ; AND THEY ALL WILL BECOME OLD LIKE A GARMENT , 12  AND LIKE A MANTLE YOU WILL ROLL THEM UP; LIKE A GARMENT THEY WILL ALSO BE CHANGED . BUT YOU ARE THE SAME , AND YOUR YEARS WILL NOT COME TO AN END ." 13  But to which of the angels has He ever said , " SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND , UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET "? 14  Are they not all ministering spirits , sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation ?

Footnotes

[1] 1:2 Or "at the end of these days"

[2] 1:2 Lit "in Son;" or in the person of a Son

[3] 1:2 Lit "ages"

[4] 1:3 Lit "Who being"

[5] 1:3 Lit "upholding"

[6] 1:6 Or "again when He brings"

[7] 1:6 Lit "the inhabited earth"

[8] 1:8 Late mss read "Your"

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