1In many parts, and many ways, God of old having spoken to the fathers in the prophets,
2in these last days did speak to us in a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He did make the ages;
3who being the brightness of the glory, and the impress of His subsistence, bearing up also the all things by the saying of his might--through himself having made a cleansing of our sins, sat down at the right hand of the greatness in the highest,
4having become so much better than the messengers, as he did inherit a more excellent name than they.
5For to which of the messengers said He ever, `My Son thou art--I to-day have begotten thee?' and again, `I will be to him for a father, and he shall be to Me for a son?'
6and when again He may bring in the first-born to the world, He saith, `And let them bow before him--all messengers of God;'
7and unto the messengers, indeed, He saith, `Who is making His messengers spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire;'
8and unto the Son: `Thy throne, O God, [is] to the age of the age; a sceptre of righteousness [is] the sceptre of thy reign;
9thou didst love righteousness, and didst hate lawlessness; because of this did He anoint thee--God, thy God--with oil of gladness above thy partners;'
10and, `Thou, at the beginning, Lord, the earth didst found, and a work of thy hands are the heavens;
11these shall perish, and Thou dost remain, and all, as a garment, shall become old,
12and as a mantle Thou shall roll them together, and they shall be changed, and Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail.'
13And unto which of the messengers said He ever, `Sit at My right hand, till I may make thine enemies thy footstool?'
14are they not all spirits of service--for ministration being sent forth because of those about to inherit salvation?
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