having become as much superior to angels, since He has inherited a more excellent and glorious name than they [that is, Son—the name above all names].
For to which of the angels did the Father ever say,
“YOU ARE MY SON,
TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN (fathered) YOU [established You as a Son, with kingly dignity]”?
And again [did He ever say to the angels],
“I SHALL BE A FATHER TO HIM
AND HE SHALL BE A SON TO ME”?
And when He again brings the firstborn [highest-ranking Son] into the world, He says,
“AND ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD ARE TO WORSHIP HIM.”
And concerning the angels He says,
“WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS,
AND HIS MINISTERING SERVANTS FLAMES OF FIRE [to do His bidding].”
But about the Son [the Father says to Him],
“YOUR THRONE, O GOD, IS FOREVER AND EVER,
AND THE SCEPTER OF [absolute] RIGHTEOUSNESS IS THE SCEPTER OF HIS KINGDOM.
YOU HAVE LOVED RIGHTEOUSNESS [integrity, virtue, uprightness in purpose] AND HAVE HATED LAWLESSNESS [injustice, sin].
THEREFORE GOD, YOUR GOD, HAS ANOINTED YOU
WITH THE OIL OF GLADNESS ABOVE YOUR COMPANIONS.”
“YOU, LORD, LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH IN THE BEGINNING,
AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS;
THEY WILL PERISH, BUT YOU REMAIN [forever and ever];
AND THEY WILL ALL WEAR OUT LIKE A GARMENT,
AND LIKE A ROBE YOU WILL ROLL THEM UP;
LIKE A GARMENT THEY WILL BE CHANGED.
BUT YOU ARE THE SAME [forever],
AND YOUR YEARS WILL NEVER END.”
But to which of the angels has the Father ever said,
“SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND [together with me in royal dignity],
UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES
A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET [in triumphant conquest]”?
Are not all the angels ministering spirits sent out [by God] to serve (accompany, protect) those who will inherit salvation? [Of course they are!]