Hebrews 1:4

Having become (genomeno). Second aorist middle participle of ginomai. In contrast with on in verse Ephesians 3 . By so much (tosoutwi). Instrumental case of tosouto correlative with oswi (as) with comparative in both clauses (kreittwn, better, comparative of kratu, diaporwteron, more excellent, comparative of diaporo). Than the angels (twn aggelwn). Ablative of comparison after kreittwn, as often. Than they (par autou). Instead of the ablative autwn here the preposition para (along, by the side of) with the accusative occurs, another common idiom as in Ephesians 3:3 ; Ephesians 9:23 . Diaporo only in Hebrews in N.T. except Romans 12:6 . Hath inherited (keklhronomhken). Perfect active indicative of klhronomew (from klhronomo, heir, verse Romans 2 ), and still inherits it, the name (onoma, oriental sense of rank) of "Son" which is superior to prophets as already shown ( Romans 1:2 ) and also to angels ( Romans 1:4-2:18 ) as he now proceeds to prove. Jesus is superior to angels as God's Son, his deity ( Romans 1:4-2:4 ). The author proves it from Scripture ( Romans 1:4-14 ).