1 God, who in ancient days spoke to our ancestors in the prophets, at many different times and by various methods, 2 has at the end of these days spoken to us in a Son whom he appointed heir of all things; through whom also he made the universe. 3 He being an emanation of God's glory and stamp of his substance, and upholding the universe by the utterances of his power, after by himself making purification of our sins, has taken his seat on the right hand of the Majesty on High. 4 He is as much superior to the angels as the name that he has inherited surpasses theirs.
5 For to what angel did God ever say, Thou art my son; this day have I become thy Father? and again, I will be a father to him, and he shall be to me a son? 6 And further, when he brought the firstborn into the habitable world, he said, Let all the angels of God worship him. 7 While of the angels he said, He makes his angels into winds, His ministering servants into flames of fire.
8 But to the Son he says. Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever, And the scepter of thy kingdom is the scepter of justice. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore did God, thy God, anoint thee with the oil of gladness beyond thy comrades.
10 And, Thou, O Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundations of the earth, And the heavens are the work of thy hands. 11 They will perish, but thou remainest; They all will grow old like a garment, 12 Like a mantle thou wilt fold them up, And like a garment they will be changed. But thou art the same, And thy years will never fail.
13 To which of the angels has he ever said, Sit at my right hand, Till I make thy foes a footstool for thy feet?