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1 In the past, God spoke through the prophets to our ancestors in many times and many ways. 1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
2 In these final days, though, he spoke to us through a Son. God made his Son the heir of everything and created the world through him. 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.
3 The Son is the light of God's glory and the imprint of God's being. He maintains everything with his powerful message. After he carried out the cleansing of people from their sins, he sat down at the right side of the highest majesty. 3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
4 And the Son became so much greater than the other messengers, such as angels, that he received a more important title than theirs. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
5 After all, when did God ever say to any of the angels: You are my Son. Today I have become your Father? Or, even, I will be his Father, and he will be my Son? 5 For to which of the angels did God ever say, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father " ? Or again, "I will be his Father, and he will be my Son" ?
6 But then, when he brought his firstborn into the world, he said, All of God's angels must worship him. 6 And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him."
7 He talks about the angels: He's the one who uses the spirits for his messengers and who uses flames of fire as ministers. 7 In speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, his servants flames of fire."
8 But he says to his Son, God, your throne is forever and your kingdom's scepter is a rod of justice. 8 But about the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.
9 You loved righteousness and hated lawless behavior. That is why God, your God, has anointed you with oil instead of your companions. 9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy."
10 And he says, You, Lord, laid the earth's foundations in the beginning, and the heavens are made by your hands. 10 He also says, "In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
11 They will pass away, but you remain. They will all wear out like old clothes. 11 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment.
12 You will fold them up like a coat. They will be changed like a person changes clothes, but you stay the same, and the years of your life won't come to an end. 12 You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end."
13 When has he ever said to any of the angels, Sit at my right side until I put your enemies under your feet like a footstool? 13 To which of the angels did God ever say, "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet" ?
14 Aren't all the angels ministering spirits who are sent to serve those who are going to inherit salvation? 14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?