Hebrews | Chapter 1 | New Testament

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews



God Has Spoken by His Son

1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

2 has in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

3 who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

4 being made so much better than the angels, as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

The Son Superior to Angels

5 ¶ For unto which of the angels said he at any time, you art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

6 And again, when he brings in the first-begotten into the world, he says, And let all the angels of God worship him.

7 And of the angels he says, Who makes his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

8 But unto the Son he says, your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of your kingdom.

9 you hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.

10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands.

11 They shall perish, but you remainest: and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

12 and as a vesture shalt you fold them up, and they shall be changed: but you art the same, and your years shall not fail.

13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies your footstool?

14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?