1 In many ways and by many means God spoke in ancient times to our ancestors in the prophets; 2 but at the end of these days he spoke to us in a son.
He appointed this son to be heir of all things; through him, in addition, he created the worlds. 3 He is the shining reflection of God’s own glory, the precise expression of his own very being; he sustains all things through his powerful word. He accomplished the cleansing needed for sins, and sat down at the right of the Majesty Supreme. 4 See how much greater he is than the angels: the name he was granted is finer than theirs.
5 For to which angel did God ever say, ‘You are my son, today I became your father’? Or, again, ‘I will be his father, and he will be my son’?
The Messiah Is Superior to Angels
6 Again, when God brings the firstborn son into the world, he says,
Let all God’s angels worship him.
7 In relation to the angels, this is what it says:
God makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire.
8 In relation to the son, however, it says,
Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever; the sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of your kingdom; 9 you loved justice and hated lawlessness, therefore God, your God, anointed you with the oil of gladness, as superior to your comrades.
10 And, again:
You established the earth, O Lord, from the beginning; and the heavens are the works of your hands; 11 they will be destroyed, but you will remain; all of them will grow old like clothing, 12 you will roll them up like a cloak, and they will be changed like clothing. But you are the same, and your years will never give out.
13 But to which of the angels did God ever say,
Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies a stool for your feet?
14 Must we not say, then, that the angels are all servant spirits, sent to act on behalf of those who are to inherit salvation?
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Want to get the most out of Bible Gateway? Find out why Bible Gateway Plus is the ultimate toolkit for anyone seeking to grow closer to the Word. For less than the cost of a latte, Plus membership gives you access to a complete digital Bible study library and reduced banner ads. Try it free for 30 days!