The Son Superior To Angels
In the past
God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets
At many times and in various ways,
2 BUT IN THESE LAST DAYS
(The last two days of time)
HE HAS SPOKEN TO US BY HIS SON,
WHOM HE APPOINTED HEIR OF ALL THINGS,
AND THROUGH WHOM HE MADE THE UNIVERSE.
3 THE SON IS THE RADIANCE OF GOD'S GLORY
AND THE EXACT REPRESENTATION OF HIS BEING,
SUSTAINING ALL THINGS BY HIS POWERFUL WORD.
AFTER HE HAD PROVIDED PURIFICATION FOR SINS,
HE SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE MAJESTY IN HEAVEN.
4 SO HE BECAME AS MUCH SUPERIOR TO THE ANGELS
AS THE NAME HE HAS INHERITED IS SUPERIOR TO THEIRS.
5 For which of the Angels did God ever say,
'You are my Son;
Today I have become Your Father”?
'I will be His Father
And He will be My Son”?
6 And again, when God brings His Firstborn into the World,
'Let all God's Angels worship Him.”
7 In speaking of the Angels He says,
'He makes His Angels winds,
His Servants 'Flames of Fire.'
8 But about the Son He says,
'YOUR THRONE, O GOD, WILL LAST FOR EVER AND EVER
AND RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL BE THE SCEPTER OF YOUR KINGDOM
9 YOU HAVE LOVED RIGHTEOUSNESS
AND HATED WICKEDNESS;
THEREFORE GOD, YOUR GOD,
HAS SET YOU ABOVE YOUR COMPANIONS
BY ANOINTING YOU WITH THE OIL OF JOY.'
10 He also says,
'IN THE BEGINNING, O LORD,
YOU LAID THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH,
AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORK OF YOUR HANDS.
11 THEY WILL PERISH,
BU YOU WILL REMAIN;
THEY WILL WEAR OUT LIKE A GARMENT.
12 YOU WILL ROLL THEM UP LIKE A ROBE;
LIKE A GARMENT THEY WILL BE CHANGED.
BUT YOU WILL REMAIN THE SAME,
AND YOUR YEARS WILL NEVER END.'
13 To which of the Angels did God ever say,
'SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND
UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES
A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET'?
14 Are not the Angels Ministering spirits
Sent to Serve those who will Inherit Salvation?