, having of old time
spoken unto the fathers in the prophets by divers portions and in divers manners,1:2
hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in his
Son, whom he appointed heir of all things
, through whom also he made the worlds; 1:3
the effulgence of his glory
, and the very image
of his substance
, and upholding all things
by the word
of his power
, when he had made purification
of sins, sat down on the right hand
of the Majesty on high;1:4
having become by so much better than the angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name
than they. 1:5
For unto which of the angels said he at any time
Thou art my Son,
This day have I begotten thee?
I will be to him a Father,
And he shall be to me a Son?
1:6And when he again bringeth in the firstborn into the world he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 1:7And of the angels he saith,
Who maketh his angels winds,
And his ministers a flame a fire:
1:8but of the Son he saith,
Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever;
And the sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
1:9Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity;
Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee
With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the works of thy hands:
1:11They shall perish; but thou continuest:
And they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
1:12And as a mantle shalt thou roll them up,
As a garment, and they shall be changed:
But thou art the same,
And thy years shall not fail.
1:13But of which of the angels hath he said at any time,
Sit thou on my right hand,
Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet?
1:14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?