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God Has Spoken Through His Son
1In the past God spoke to our people through the prophets. He spoke to them many times and in many different ways. 2And now in these last days, God has spoken to us again through his Son. He made the whole world through his Son. And he has chosen his Son to have all things. 3The Son shows the glory of God. He is a perfect copy of God’s nature, and he holds everything together by his powerful command. The Son made people clean from their sins. Then he sat down at the right side#1:3 right side The place of honor and authority (power). of God, the Great One in heaven. 4The Son became much greater than the angels, and God gave him a name that is much greater than any of their names.
5God never said this to any of the angels:
“You are my Son.
Today I have become your Father.” Psalm 2:7
God also never said about an angel,
“I will be his Father,
and he will be my son.” 2 Samuel 7:14
6And then, when God presents his firstborn Son to the world,#1:6 world This may mean the world into which Jesus was born (see Lk. 2:1-14), or it may have the same meaning as in Heb. 2:5—the world to come, to which the risen Christ is presented as king (see Php. 2:9-11). he says,
“Let all God’s angels worship him.”#1:6 “Let … him” These words are found in Deut. 32:43 in the ancient Greek version and in a Hebrew scroll from Qumran.
7This is what God said about the angels:
“He changes his angels into winds#1:7 winds This can also mean “spirits.”
and his servants into flaming fire.” Psalm 104:4
8But this is what he said about his Son:
“God, your kingdom will last forever and ever.
You use your authority for justice.
9You love what is right and hate what is wrong.
So God, your God, has chosen you,
giving you more honor and joy than anyone like you.” Psalm 45:6-7
10God also said,
“O Lord, in the beginning you made the earth,
and your hands made the sky.
11These things will disappear, but you will stay.
They will all wear out like old clothes.
12You will fold them up like a coat,
and they will be changed like clothes.
But you never change,
and your life will never end.” Psalm 102:25-27
13And God never said this to an angel:
“Sit at my right side
until I put your enemies under your power.#1:13 until I put … power Literally, “until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”Psalm 110:1
14All the angels are spirits who serve God and are sent to help those who will receive salvation.
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