New Living Translation
This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names.
King James Bible
Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
Darby Bible Translation
taking a place by so much better than the angels, as he inherits a name more excellent than they.
World English Bible
having become so much better than the angels, as he has inherited a more excellent name than they have.
Young's Literal Translation
having become so much better than the messengers, as he did inherit a more excellent name than they.
Hebrews 1:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:4 This verse has two clauses, the latter of which is treated of, Heb 1:5; the former, Heb 1:13. Such transpositions are also found in the other epistles of St. Paul, but in none so frequently as in this. The Jewish doctors were peculiarly fond of this figure, and used it much in all their writings. The apostle therefore, becoming all things to all men, here follows the same method. All the inspired writers were readier in all the figures of speech than the most experienced orators. Being - By his exaltation, after he had been lower than them, Heb 2:9. So much higher than the angels - It was extremely proper to observe this, because the Jews gloried in their law, as it was delivered by the ministration of angels. How much more may we glory in the gospel, which was given, not by the ministry of angels, but of the very Son of God! As he hath by inheritance a more excellent name - Because he is the Son of God, he inherits that name, in right whereof he inherits all things His inheriting that name is more ancient than all worlds; his inheriting all things, as ancient as all things. Than they - This denotes an immense pre - eminence. The angels do not inherit all things, but are themselves a portion of the Son's inheritance, whom they worship as their Lord.
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