World English Bible
The Supremacy of the Son
1God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds. 3His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself made purification for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4having become so much better than the angels, as he has inherited a more excellent name than they have.
5For to which of the angels did he say at any time, "You are my Son. Today have I become your father?" and again, "I will be to him a Father, and he will be to me a Son?"
6Again, when he brings in the firstborn into the world he says, "Let all the angels of God worship him."
7Of the angels he says, "Who makes his angels winds, and his servants a flame of fire."
8But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your Kingdom.
9You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows."
10And, "You, Lord, in the beginning, laid the foundation of the earth. The heavens are the works of your hands.
11They will perish, but you continue. They all will grow old like a garment does.
12As a mantle, you will roll them up, and they will be changed; but you are the same. Your years will not fail."
13But which of the angels has he told at any time, "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet?"
14Aren't they all serving spirits, sent out to do service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
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