1 In the past God spokea to our ancestors through the prophetsb at many times and in various ways,c 2 but in these last daysd he has spoken to us by his Son,e whom he appointed heirf of all things, and through whomg also he made the universe.h 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s gloryi and the exact representation of his being,j sustaining all thingsk by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins,l he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.m 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.n
5 For to which of the angels did God ever say,
“You are my Son;
“I will be his Father,
“He makes his angels spirits,
“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;u
a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companionsv
“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.y
they will all wear out like a garment.z
like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,a
“Sit at my right handc
until I make your enemies
Deut. 32:43 (see Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint)