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1 Although* God spoke long ago in many partsa and in many ways to the fathers by the prophets, 2 in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the world,b 3 who is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence, sustaining all things by the word of power.c When he* had made purification for sins through him, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become by so much better than the angels, by as much as he has inherited a more excellent name than theirs.
5 For to which of the angels did he ever say,
“You are my son,
today I have begotten you,”d
“I will be ⌊his father⌋e,
“And let all the angels of God worship him.”h
“The one who makes his angels winds,
and his servants a flame of fire,”i
“Your throne, O God, is ⌊forever and ever⌋j,
and the scepter of righteous is the scepter of your kingdom.
because of this God, your God, has anointed you
with the olive oil of joy more than your companions.k
“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the works of your hands;
and they will all become old like a garment,
and like a garment they will be changed;
but you are the same, and your years will not run out.”l
“Sit down at my right hand,
until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”m
Here “although” is supplied as a component of the participle (“spoke”) which is understood as concessive
Or “the universe”; literally “the ages”
Some manuscripts have “by the word of his power. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down”
Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“had made”) which is understood as temporal
A quotation from Ps 2:7
Literally “to him for a father”
Literally “to me for a son”
A quotation from Ps 104:4
Literally “for the age of the age”
A quotation from Ps 45:6–7
A quotation from Ps 102:25–27
A quotation from Ps 110:1
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