1:God, having spoken of old to the fathers in the prophets by diverse portions and in diverse manners, 2 hath at the end of these :days spoken to us in a Son, whom he appointed heir of all, through whom also he made the ages; 3 who being the Glory’s effulgence, and the very †image of his :substance, and †upholding :all things by the word of his :power, when he had made purification of :sins, sat down on the right of the Majesty on †high; 4 having become by so much better than the angels, as he hath inherited a more superior name than they. 5 For to which of the angels did he ever say,
Thou art my Son,
I today have begotten thee? and again,
I will be to him a Father,
And he shall be to me a Son?
6 And when again he bringeth in the firstborn into the inhabited earth he saith, And let all angels of God worship him. 7 And of the angels he saith,
Who maketh his :angels spirits,
And his :ministers a flame of fire:
8 but of the Son,
Thy :throne, O :God, is unto the age of the age;
And the scepter of uprightness is scepter of his kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated lawlessness; Therefore :God, thy :God, hath anointed thee With oil of gladness above thy :fellows.
10 And,
Thou, Lord, in the beginnings didst found the earth, And the heavens are works of thy :hands:
11 They shall perish; (but thou continuest:) And shall all wax old as a garment;
12 And as a mantle shalt thou roll them up, As if a garment, and they shall be changed:
But thou art the same,
And thy :years shall not fail.
13 But of which of the angels hath he ever said, Sit on my right hand, Till I make thine :enemies footstool of thy :feet?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth unto service for them that shall inherit salvation?