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Hebrews 1 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) New International Version (NIV)
1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors at many different times and in many different ways through the prophets. 1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
2 In these last days he has spoken to us through his Son. God made his Son responsible for everything. His Son is the one through whom God made the universe. 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 His Son is the reflection of God's glory and the exact likeness of God's being. He holds everything together through his powerful words. After he had cleansed people from their sins, he received the highest position, the one next to the Father in heaven. 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 has become greater than the angels since he has been given a name that is superior to theirs. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
5 God never said to any of his angels, "You are my Son. Today I have become your Father." And God never said to any of his angels, "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 When God was about to send his firstborn 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 God said about the angels, "He makes his messengers winds. He makes his servants flames of fire." 7 In speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, his servants flames of fire."
8 But God said about his Son, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter in your kingdom is a scepter for 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 have loved what is right and hated what is wrong. That is why God, your God, anointed you, rather than your companions, with the oil of joy." 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 God also said, "Lord, in the beginning you laid the foundation of the earth. 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 come to an end, but you will live forever. They will all wear out like clothes. 11 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment.
12 They will be taken off like a coat. You will change them like clothes. But you remain the same, and your life will never 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 But God never said to any of the angels, "Sit in the highest position in heaven until I make your enemies your 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 What are all the angels? They are spirits sent to serve those who are going to receive salvation. 14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?