Hebrews 1 (Today's New International Version)

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God's Final Word: His Son

1 In the past God spoke1 to our ancestors through the prophets2 at many times and in various ways,3 2 but in these last days4 he has spoken to us by his Son,5 whom he appointed heir6 of all things, and through whom7 also he made the universe.8 3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory9 and the exact representation of his being,10 sustaining all things11 by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins,12 he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.13 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.14

The Son Superior to Angels

5 For to which of the angels did God ever say, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father"a ?15 Or again, "I will be his Father, and he will be my Son"b ?16 6 And again, when God brings his firstborn17 into the world,18 he says, "Let all God's angels worship him."c19 7 In speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire."d20 8 But about the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;21 a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. 9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions22 by anointing you with the oil23 of joy."e24 10 He also says, "In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.25 11 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment.26 12 You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same,27 and your years will never end."f28 13 To which of the angels did God ever say, "Sit at my right hand29 until I make your enemies a footstool30 for your feet"g ?31 14 Are not all angels ministering spirits32 sent to serve those who will inherit33 salvation?34
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