1 God who at sundry times, and in divers manners, spake in time past to the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his SON, 2 whom he hath constituted heir of all things, by whom also be made the world. 3 who being the radiation of his glory, and the imprest image of his substance, and governing all things by his powerful command, after having himself made expiation for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the divine majesty in the highest heavens. 4 He is so much superiour to the angels, as the authority he possesses is more excellent than theirs.
5 for to which of the angels did he ever say, " thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee? and again, I will be his father, and he shall be my son? 6 and when he re-introduces the first-begotten into the world, he saith, " and let all the angels of God worship him." 7 and of the angels, he saith, who employs his angels like the winds, and flames of fire as his ministers."
8 but to the son he saith, "God is thy throne for ever and ever; the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of equity. 9 thou hast loved justice and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy peers."
10 again, "thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thy hands. 11 they shall perish, but thou shalt remain: and they all shall come to an end like an old garment; 12 as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall never end."
13 But to which of the angels did he ever say, "sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?"
14 are not all those spirits dispatch'd as ministers to take care of those who shall belong to the christian church.