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1 In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by 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 by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created 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 He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding the universe by his word of power. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 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 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has obtained is more excellent than theirs. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
5 For to what angel did God ever say, "Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee"? Or again, "I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a 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 again, when he brings the first-born 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 Of the angels he says, "Who 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 But of the Son he says, "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever, the righteous scepter is the scepter of thy kingdom. 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 Thou hast loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness beyond thy comrades." 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, "Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of thy 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 perish, but thou remainest; they will all grow old like a garment, 11 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment.
12 like a mantle thou wilt roll them up, and they will be changed. But thou art the same, and thy years 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 to what angel has he ever said, "Sit at my right hand, till I make thy enemies a stool for thy 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 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation? 14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?