1 God, who, of old, at many times and in many ways, spoke to our ancestors, by the Prophets, 2 has in these latter days spoken to us by the Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. 3 For he is the radiance of the Glory of God and the very expression of his Being, upholding all creation by the power of his word; and, when he had made an expiation for the sins of men, he 'took his seat at the right hand' of God's Majesty on high, 4 having shown himself as much greater than the angels as the Name that he has inherited surpasses theirs.
5 For to which of the angels did God ever say-- 'Thou art my Son; this day I have become thy Father'? or again-- 'I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son'? 6 And again, when God brought the First-born into the world, he said-- 'Let all the angels of God bow down before him.' 7 Speaking of the angels, he said-- 'He makes the winds his angels and the fiery flames his servants';
8 while of the Son he said-- 'God is thy throne for ever and ever; The scepter of his Kingdom is the scepter of Justice; 9 Thou lovest righteousness and hatest iniquity; Therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee with the festal oil more abundantly than thy peers.'
10 Again-- 'Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of thy hands. 11 They shall perish, but thou remainest; As a garment they shall all grow old; 12 As a mantle thou wilt fold them up, And as a garment they shall be changed, But thou art the same, and thy years shall know no end.'
13 To which of the angels has God ever said-- 'Sit thou at my right hand until I put thy enemies as a stool for thy feet'?