Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets,
but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, a whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds.
He is the reflection of God's glory and the exact imprint of God's very being, and he sustains b all things by his powerful word. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
For to which of the angels did God ever say, "You are my Son; today I have begotten you"? Or again, "I will be his Father, and he will be my Son"?
And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him."
Of the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, and his servants flames of fire."
But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is c forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of your d kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions."
New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (New Revised Standard w/ Apocrypha)