1 God, in time past, diversely and many ways, spake unto the fathers by prophets: 2 but in these last days he hath spoken unto us by his son, whom he hath made heir of all things: by whom also he made the world. 3 Which son, being the brightness of his glory, and very image of his substance, bearing up all things with the word of his power, hath in his own person purged our sins, and is sitten on the righthand of the majesty on high, 4 and is more excellent than the angels, inasmuch as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than have they.
5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, "Thou art my son, this day begat I thee?" And again, "I will be his father, and he shall be my son." 6 And again when he bringeth in the first begotten son into the world, he saith, "And all the angels of God shall worship him." 7 And of the angels he saith, "He maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers flames of fire."
8 But unto the son he saith, "God, thy seat shall be forever, and ever. The sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity: Wherefore God, which is thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows."
10 And, "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 endure. They all shall wax old as doth a garment: 12 and as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: but thou art always, and thy years shall not fail."
13 Unto which of the angels said he at any time, "Sit on my right hand till I make thine enemies thy footstool?"