Modern English Version
God Has Spoken by His Son
1 God, who at various times and in diverse ways spoke long ago to the fathers through the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the world. 3 He is the brightness of His glory, the express image of Himself, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had by Himself purged our sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. 4 He was made so much better than the angels as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.
The Son Superior to Angels
5 For to which of the angels did He at any time say:
“You are My Son;
today I have become Your Father”[a]?
“I will be a Father to Him,
and He shall be a Son to Me”[b]?
6 And again, when He brings the firstborn into the world, He says:
“Let all the angels of God worship Him.”[c]
7 Of the angels He says:
“He makes His angels spirits,
and His servants a flame of fire.”[d]
8 But to the Son He says:
“Your throne, O God, lasts forever and ever;
a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.[e]
9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”[f]
“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the works of Your hands.
11 They will perish, but You remain;
and they all will wear out like a garment;
12 as a cloak You will fold them up,
and they will be changed.
But You are the same,
and Your years will not end.”[g]
13 But to which of the angels did He at any time say:
“Sit at My right hand,
until I make Your enemies
14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to minister to those who will inherit salvation?