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Hebrews 1 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Going through a long line of prophets, God has been addressing our ancestors in different ways for centuries. 1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
2 Recently he spoke to us directly through his Son. By his Son, God created the world in the beginning, and it will all belong to the Son 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 This Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God's nature. He holds everything together by what he says - powerful words! The Son Is Higher than Angels 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 far higher than any angel in rank and rule. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
5 Did God ever say to an angel, "You're my Son; today I celebrate you"? Or, "I'm his Father, he's 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 When he presents his honored Son to the world, he says, "All 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 Regarding angels he says, The messengers are winds, the servants are tongues of fire. 7 In speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, his servants flames of fire."
8 But he says to the Son, You're God, and on the throne for good; your rule makes everything right. 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 it when things are right; you hate it when things are wrong. That is why God, your God, poured fragrant oil on your head, Marking you out as king, far above your dear 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 again to the Son, You, Master, started it all, laid earth's foundations, then crafted the stars in the sky. 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 Earth and sky will wear out, but not you; they become threadbare like an old coat; 11 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment.
12 You'll fold them up like a worn-out cloak, and lay them away on the shelf. But you'll stay the same, year after year; you'll never fade, you'll never wear out. 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 And did he ever say anything like this to an angel? Sit alongside me here on my throne Until I make your enemies a stool for 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 Isn't it obvious that all angels are sent to help out with those lined up to receive salvation? 14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?