1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets many times and in many different ways. 2 But now in these last days God has spoken to us through his Son. God has chosen his Son to own all things, and through him he made the world. 3 The Son reflects the glory of God and shows exactly what God is like. He holds everything together with his powerful word. When the Son made people clean from their sins, he sat down at the right side of God, the Great One in heaven. 4 The Son became much greater than the angels, and God gave him a name that is much greater than theirs.
5 This is because God never said to any of the angels,
“You are my Son. Today I have become your Father.” Psalm 2:7
“God makes his angels become like winds. He makes his servants become like flames of fire.” Psalm 104:4
8 But God said this about his Son:
“God, your throne will last forever and ever. You will rule your kingdom with fairness. 9 You love right and hate evil, so God has chosen you from among your friends; he has set you apart with much joy.” Psalm 45:6–7
10 God also says,
“Lord, in the beginning you made the earth, and your hands made the skies. 11 They will be destroyed, but you will remain. They will all wear out like clothes. 12 You will fold them like a coat. And, like clothes, you will change them. But you never change, and your life will never end.” Psalm 102:25–27
13 And God never said this to an angel:
“Sit by me at my right side until I put your enemies under your control.”[b]Psalm 110:1
14 All the angels are spirits who serve God and are sent to help those who will receive salvation.
1:6“Let . . . him.” These words are found in Deuteronomy 32:43 in the Septuagint, the Greek version of the Old Testament, and in a Hebrew copy among the Dead Sea Scrolls.
1:13until . . . control Literally, “until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”
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