Hebrews 1 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets many times and in many different ways. 1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
2 But now in these last days God has spoken to us through his Son. God has chosen his Son to own all things, and through him he made the world. 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 reflects the glory of God and shows exactly what God is like. He holds everything together with his powerful word. When the Son made people clean from their sins, he sat down at the right side of God, the Great One 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 became much greater than the angels, and God gave him a name that is much greater than theirs. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
5 This is because God never said to any of the angels, "You are my Son. Today I have become your Father." Nor did God say of 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 And when God brings his firstborn Son into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him." 6 And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him."
7 This is what God said about the angels: "God makes his angels become like winds. He makes his servants become like 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 this about his Son: "God, your throne will last forever and ever. You will rule your kingdom with fairness. 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 right and hate evil, so God has chosen you from among your friends; he has set you apart with much 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 says, "Lord, in the beginning you made the earth, and your hands made the skies. 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 be destroyed, 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 like a coat. And, like clothes, you will change them. But you never change, 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 And God never said this to an angel: "Sit by me at my right side until I put your enemies under your control." 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 All the angels are spirits who serve God and are sent to help those who will receive salvation. 14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?