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1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors many times and in many ways through the prophets, 1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
2 but in these last days he has spoken to us through his Son. He is the one through whom God created the universe, the one whom God has chosen to possess all things at the end. 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 He reflects the brightness of God's glory and is the exact likeness of God's own being, sustaining the universe with his powerful word. After achieving forgiveness for the sins of all human beings, he sat down in heaven at the right side of God, the Supreme Power. 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 The Son was made greater than the angels, just as the name that God gave him is greater than theirs. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
5 For God never said to any of his angels, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father." Nor did God say about any angel, "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 when God was about to send his first-born Son 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 But about the angels God said, "God makes his angels winds, and his servants flames of fire." 7 In speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, his servants flames of fire."
8 About the Son, however, God said: "Your kingdom, O God, will last forever and ever! You rule over your people with 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 love what is right and hate what is wrong. That is why God, your God, has chosen you and has given you the joy of an honor far greater than he gave to 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 He also said, "You, Lord, in the beginning created the earth, and with your own hands you made the heavens. 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 disappear, but you will remain; they will all wear out like 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, and they will be changed like clothes. But you are always the same, and your life never ends." 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 God never said to any of his angels: "Sit here at my right side until I put your enemies as a footstool under your feet." 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 What are the angels, then? They are spirits who serve God and are sent by him to help those who are to receive salvation. 14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?