1. At many moments in the past and by many means, God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets; but

2. in our time, the final days, he has spoken to us in the person of his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things and through whom he made the ages.

3. He is the reflection of God's glory and bears the impress of God's own being, sustaining all things by his powerful command; and now that he has purged sins away, he has taken his seat at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high.

4. So he is now as far above the angels as the title which he has inherited is higher than their own name.

5. To which of the angels, then, has God ever said: You are my Son, today I have fathered you, or: I shall be a father to him and he a son to me?

6. Again, when he brings the First-born into the world, he says: Let all the angels of God pay him homage.

7. To the angels, he says: appointing the winds his messengers and flames of fire his servants,

8. but to the Son he says: Your throne, God, is for ever and ever; and: the sceptre of his kingdom is a sceptre of justice;

9. you love uprightness and detest evil. This is why God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness, as none of your rivals.

10. And again: Long ago, Lord, you laid earth's foundations, the heavens are the work of your hands.

11. They pass away but you remain, they all wear out like a garment.

12. Like a cloak you will roll them up, like a garment, and they will be changed. But you never alter and your years are unending.

13. To which of the angels has God ever said: Take your seat at my right hand till I have made your enemies your footstool?

14. Are they not all ministering spirits, sent to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?



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