Hebrews The Nature of the Son 1 1Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. 2In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe[A] through Him. 3The Son is the radiance[B] of God’s glory and the exact expression[C] of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins,[D] He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.[E] 4So He became higher in rank than the angels, just as the name He inherited is superior to theirs. The Son Superior to Angels 5For to which of the angels did He ever say, You are My Son; today I have become Your Father,[F][G] or again, I will be His Father, and He will be My Son?[H] 6When He again[I] brings His firstborn into the world, He says, And all God’s angels must worship Him.[J] 7And about the angels He says: He makes His angels winds,[K] and His servants[L] a fiery flame,[M] 8but to[N] the Son: Your throne, God, is forever and ever, and the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of justice. 9You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; this is why God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of joy rather than Your companions.[O][P] 10And: In the beginning, Lord, You established the earth, and the heavens are the works of Your hands; 11they will perish, but You remain. They will all wear out like clothing; 12You will roll them up like a cloak,[Q] and they will be changed like a robe. But You are the same, and Your years will never end.[R] 13Now to which of the angels has He ever said: Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies Your footstool?[S][T] 14Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve those who are going to inherit salvation?
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