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The Nature of the Son

1 Long ago God spoke a to the fathers by the prophets b at different times and in different ways. c In these last days, d He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things e and made the universe f g through Him. The Son is the radiance h of God’s glory and the exact expression i of His nature, j sustaining all things by His powerful word. k After making purification for sins, l He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. m n So He became higher in rank than the angels, just as the name He inherited is superior to theirs. o

The Son Superior to Angels

For to which of the angels did He ever say, You are My Son; today I have become Your Father, p q or again, I will be His Father, and He will be My Son? r s When He again t brings His firstborn into the world, u He says, And all God’s angels must worship Him. v w And about the angels He says:

He makes His angels winds, x

and His servants y a fiery flame, z a

but to b the Son:

Your throne, God,

is forever and ever,

and the scepter of Your kingdom

is a scepter of justice. c

You have loved righteousness

and hated lawlessness;

this is why God, Your God,

has anointed You

with the oil of joy d

rather than Your companions. e f

10 And:

In the beginning, Lord,

You established the earth,

and the heavens are the works of Your hands; g

11 they will perish, but You remain.

They will all wear out like clothing; h

12 You will roll them up like a cloak, i

and they will be changed like a robe.

But You are the same,

and Your years will never end. j k

13 Now to which of the angels has He ever said:

Sit at My right hand

until I make Your enemies Your footstool? l m n

14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve those who are going to inherit salvation? o


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The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.

Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.

Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.

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