1 MANY times and in many ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets;
2 but at the end of these days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things and through whom he made the world,
3 who is the reflection of his glory and the expression of his nature and sustains all things by his word of power, and who, when he had made purification from sins, took his seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
4 having become as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited surpasses theirs.
5 For to which of the angels did he ever say, "Thou art my son; I have to-day become thy Father"? and again, "I will be to him a Father and he shall be to me a Son"?
6 And again when he brings his first-born into the world of men he says, "And let all the angels of God bow down to him."
7 Referring to the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, his servants a flame of fire."
8 But regarding the Son he says, "Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever. Thy royal scepter is a scepter of justice.
9 Thou lovest righteousness and hatest lawlessness, therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness beyond thy companions."
10 And, "Thou, in the beginning, O Lord, didst found the earth, and the heavens are works of thy hands.
11 They will perish, but thou wilt endure. They all will grow old like a garment
12 and like a mantle thou wilt roll them up. But thou art the same and thy years will never end."
13 To which of the angels did he ever say, "Sit at my right hand till I make thine enemies thy footstool"?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth for service in behalf of those who are to inherit salvation?