1 Fragmentarily and variously did God of old speak to the fathers in the prophets, 2 but has in these latter days spoken to us in a Son whom he has appointed heir to everything, through whom also he made the universe; who, 3 being beam of his glory and imprint of his essence, and actuating all things by his word of power, took his seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high when he had made purgation of sins, 4 becoming as much better than the angels as he has inherited a more transcendent name than they. 5 For to which of the angels did he ever say “You are my son, I have this day brought you to birth,” and again “I will be father to him and he shall be son to me”? 6 and when he shall again bring in the firstborn into the world of men he says “and let all God’s angels do him reverence.” 7 * And as to the angels he says “he who makes his angels winds, and his servitors flame”; 8 * but as to the Son “God is your throne forever and ever, and the scepter of integrity is the scepter of his reign. 9 You loved rectitude and hated wickedness; for this reason God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of joy beyond your fellows,” 10 and “You at the beginning, Lord, laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are works of your hands: 11 they will perish, but you abide; and all of them will grow old as a cloak does, 12 and like a mantle you will roll them up—like a cloak, too, will they be changed; but you are the same and your years will not come short.” 13 But as to which of the angels has he ever said “Sit at my right hand till I make your enemies the footstool for your feet”? 14 Are they not, all of them, servient spirits that are sent on errands in behalf of those who are to inherit salvation?
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