1 God, Who at various times and in various ways spoke in times past to the fathers by
2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, Whom He has appointed heir of all things, through Whom also He made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His essence, and
upholding all things by the Word of His power, when He had by Himself made
purification for our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent
name than they.
5 For to which of the angels did He ever say: You are My Son, today I have begotten
You? And again: I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son?
6 And again, when He brings the Firstborn into the world, He says: Let all the angels of
God do homage to Him.
7 And of the angels He says: Who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of
8 But to the Son He says: Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of
uprightness is the scepter of Your Kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness, beside Your companions.
10 And: You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens
are the works of Your hands.
11 They will be destroyed, but You remain; and they will all grow old like a garment;
12 like a cloak You will fold them up, and they will be changed. But You are the same,
and Your years will not fail.
13 But to which of the angels has He ever said: Sit at My right hand, till I place Your
enemies as Your footstool?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who are about to