1 God, who in ancient times, spoke often, and in various ways, to the fathers, by the prophets,
2 has, in these last days, spoken to us by a Son, whom he has constituted Lord of all things, by whom, also, he made the universe:
3 who, being in effulgence of his glory, and an exact representation of his character, and controlling all things by his own powerful word, after he had, by himself, made expiation for our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high;
4 being exalted as far above the angels, as the name he has inherited, is more excellent than theirs.
5 «For, to which of the angels did he at any time say,'Thou art my Son: today I have begotten thee'? and again,'I will be his Father, and he shall be my Son'?»
6 «But when he brings again the First-born into the world, he says,» 'Let all the angels of God worship him.'
7 «Whereas, concerning angels, he says,» 'Who makes winds his angels, and flaming fire his ministers.'
8 «But to the Son,» 'Thy throne, O God, endures for ever. The scepter of thy kingdom is a scepter of rectitude.'
9 «Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore, God, thy God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness, above thy associates.»
10 «And,» 'Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the works of thy hands.'
11 They shall perish, but thou dost remain; and they, as a garment, shall grow old;
12 «and, as a vesture, thou wilt fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same; and they shall be changed; but thou art the same; and thy years shall never fail.»
13 «Moreover, to which of the angels did he say, at any time,» 'Sit thou at my right hand, till I make thy enemies thy footstool.'
14 «Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall inherit salvation?»