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The Nature of the Son
1Long ago God spoke #Jn 9:29Heb 2:2-3 to the fathers by the prophets #2Kg 17:13|NoBook| 21:10|NoBook| 24:2Jr 7:25|NoBook| 26:5|NoBook| 29:19|NoBook| 35:15|NoBook| 44:4Ezk 38:17Dn 9:6Hs 12:10Zch 1:6|NoBook| 8:9Mt 2:23Lk 1:70|NoBook| 24:44Ac 2:30|NoBook| 3:21 at different times and in different ways. #Nm 12:6Jl 2:28 2In these last days, #Ac 2:17Gl 4:42Tm 3:12Pt 3:3Jd 18 He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things #Jr 3:19|NoBook| 10:16Zch 8:12 and made the universe # Lit ages #Ps 2:8Jn 1:3Col 1:16Rv 4:11 through Him. 3The Son is the radiance # Or reflection of God’s glory and the exact expression # Or representation, or copy, or reproduction of His nature, #2Co 4:4 sustaining all things by His powerful word. #Ps 33:6 After making purification for sins, # Other mss read for our sins by Himself He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. # Or He sat down on high at the right hand of the Majesty #Mt 22:44Mk 16:19Col 1:17 4So He became higher in rank than the angels, just as the name He inherited is superior to theirs. #Eph 1:21Php 2:9
The Son Superior to Angels
5For to which of the angels did He ever say, You are My Son; today I have become Your Father, # Or have begotten You # Ps 2:7 or again, I will be His Father, and He will be My Son? #2Sm 7:14Ps 2:7Ac 13:33 # 2Sm 7:14; 1Ch 17:13 6When He again # Or And again, when He brings His firstborn into the world, #Col 1:15Rv 1:5 He says, And all God’s angels must worship Him. #Dt 32:43Ps 97:7 # Dt 32:43 LXX; Ps 97:7 7And about the angels He says:
He makes His angels winds, # Or spirits
and His servants # Or ministers a fiery flame, #Ps 104:4 # Ps 104:4
8but to # Or about the Son:
Your throne, God,
is forever and ever,
and the scepter of Your kingdom
is a scepter of justice. #Ps 45:6-7
9You have loved righteousness
and hated lawlessness;
this is why God, Your God,
has anointed You
with the oil of joy #Is 61:1Php 2:9
rather than Your companions. # Or associates # Ps 45:6-7
10And:
In the beginning, Lord,
You established the earth,
and the heavens are the works of Your hands; #Ps 102:25
11they will perish, but You remain.
They will all wear out like clothing; #Is 50:9|NoBook| 51:6
12You will roll them up like a cloak, # Other mss omit like a cloak
and they will be changed like a robe.
But You are the same,
and Your years will never end. #Ps 102:26-27Heb 13:8 # Ps 102:25-27
13Now to which of the angels has He ever said:
Sit at My right hand
until I make Your enemies Your footstool? # Or enemies a footstool for Your feet #Jos 10:24Ps 110:1Mt 22:44Mk 12:36Ac 2:34-35Heb 10:13 # Ps 110:1
14Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve those who are going to inherit salvation? #Ps 103:20Mt 18:10Heb 5:9
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