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Hebrews 1 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Superiority of the Son

At many times and in many ways, God spoke long ago to the fathers through the prophets. In these last days He has spoken to us through a Son,[a] whom He appointed heir of all things and through whom He created the universe. This Son is the radiance of His glory and the imprint of His being, upholding all things by His powerful word.[b] When He had made purification for our sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. [c] Thus He became as far above the angels as the name He has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

For to which of the angels did God ever say,

“You are My Son.
    Today I have become Your Father”?[d]

And again,

“I will be to Him a Father,
    and He will be to Me a Son”?[e]

And again, when He brings the firstborn into the world, He says,

“Let all the angels of God worship Him.”[f]

And regarding the angels He says,

“He makes His angels winds,
    and His servants a flame of fire.”[g]

But regarding the Son He says,

“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
    and a scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your Kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;
    therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your companions.”[h]

10 And,

“In the beginning, Adonai,
You laid the foundation of the earth,
    and the heavens are the works of Your hands.
11 They shall pass away, but You remain.
    And they will all wear out like clothing.[i]
12 And like a robe You will roll them up,
    and like clothing they will be changed;
but You are the same,
    and Your years shall never end.”[j]

13 But to which of the angels has He ever said,

“Sit at My right hand,
    until I make Your enemies a footstool[k]
    for Your feet”?[l]

14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out for service to those about to inherit salvation?

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Hebrews 1 New International Version (NIV)

God’s Final Word: His Son

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 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. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.

The Son Superior to Angels

For to which of the angels did God ever say,

“You are my Son;
    today I have become your Father”[a]?

Or again,

“I will be his Father,
    and he will be my Son”[b]?

And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says,

“Let all God’s angels worship him.”[c]

In speaking of the angels he says,

“He makes his angels spirits,
    and his servants flames of fire.”[d]

But about the Son he says,

“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
    a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
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.”[e]

10 He also says,

“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
    and the heavens are the work of your hands.
11 They will perish, but you remain;
    they will all wear out like a garment.
12 You will roll them up like a robe;
    like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,
    and your years will never end.”[f]

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”[g]?

14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?


  1. Hebrews 1:5 Psalm 2:7
  2. Hebrews 1:5 2 Samuel 7:14; 1 Chron. 17:13
  3. Hebrews 1:6 Deut. 32:43 (see Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint)
  4. Hebrews 1:7 Psalm 104:4
  5. Hebrews 1:9 Psalm 45:6,7
  6. Hebrews 1:12 Psalm 102:25-27
  7. Hebrews 1:13 Psalm 110:1
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