1Although God in many and various ways spoke formerly to the fathers through the prophets, 2in these last days he spoke to us through a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds; 3who being the effulgence of his glory and the very imprint of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, having made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty in the heights; 4having become as much better than the angels, as he has inherited a more excellent name than they.
5For to which of the angels has he said at any time, "You are my Son; today I have begotten you." And again, "I will be his father and he himself will be a Son to me." 6And again when he leads his firstborn into the inhabited world, he says, "And let all the angels of God worship him."
7And on the one hand, he says to the angels, "He makes his angels winds and his ministers flames of fire." 8But to the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever and the rod of straightness is the rod of your kingdom. 9You loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. For this reason God, your God, anointed you with oil of rejoicing among your companions" 10and "You, O Lord, founded the earth and the heavens are the works of your hands. 11They themselves will perish, but you will endure. And they all will become old like a garment, 12and as a wrap you will roll them up, as a garment also they will be changed. But you are the same and your years will not end."
13But to which of the angels has he said at any time, "Sit on my right hand until I place your enemies as a footstool for your feet"? 14Are they not all ministering spirits sent to minister to those about to inherit salvation?
1For this reason it is all the more necessary for us to hold fast to the things we have heard so that we do not drift away. 2For if the word spoken through angels was solid and every transgression and act of disobedience received a just punishment, 3how will we escape if we ignore such a great salvation that had its beginning through the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard him? 4God corroborated their witness with both signs and various wonders and dispensations of Holy Spirit according to his will.
5For he did not subject the coming inhabited world to angels, the world concerning which we speak. 6But someone somewhere witnessed saying, "What is a human that you remember him or the son of a human that you look on him? 7You made him a little lower than the angels. You crowned him with glory and honor. 8You subjected all things under his feet." For when he subjected all things to him, he left nothing un-subjected to him.
9But we do not yet see all things subjected to him. But we see the one made a little lower than the angels--Jesus--who has been crowned with glory and honor because of suffering death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 10For it was fitting for him, for whom all things exist and through whom all things exist, in leading many sons to glory, to perfect the originator of their salvation through sufferings.
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