THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE HEBREWS
1 God, who at different times and in different ways spoke of old to the fathers by the prophets, 2 hath at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, by whom he also made the worlds, 3 who being a brightness from his glory and an image of his being, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself accomplished a cleansing of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4 having become so much superior to the angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name than they. 5 For to which of the angels did he ever say: “Thou art my Son, I this day have begotten thee?” and again: “I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?” 6 And again, when he hath brought in the first-begotten into the world, he saith: “And let all the angels of God pay him homage.” 7 And of the angels he saith: “Who maketh his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire;” 8 but of the Son: “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; and the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of righteousness. 9 Thou lovedst righteousness, and hatedst iniquity; therefore God, thy God, anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” 10 And: “Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst found the earth, and the heavens are the works of thy hands. 11 They will perish, but thou remainest; and they will all become old as doth a garment, 12 and thou wilt fold them up as a vesture, and they will be changed; but thou art the same, and thy years will not fail.” 13 But to which of the angels hath he ever said: “Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?” 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?