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. Chapter 1.

Christ divine and human

God has Spoken by His Son

1 WHEN IN FORMER TIMES God spoke to our forefathers, he spoke in fragmentary and varied fashion through the prophets. 2 But in this the final age he has spoken to us in the Son whom he has made heir to the whole universe, and through whom he created all orders of existence: 3 the Son who is the effulgence of God's splendour and the stamp of God's very being, and sustains [Or: bears along.] the universe by his word of power. When he had brought about the purgation of sins, he took his seat at the right hand of Majesty on high, 4 raised as far above the angels, as the title he has inherited is superior to theirs.

The Son Superior to Angels Ps.2.7, 2Sm.7.14, 1Chr.17.13

5 For God never said to any angel, 'Thou art my Son; today I have begotten thee', or again, 'I will be father to him, and he shall be my son.' 6 [ Dt.32.43, Ps.97.7. ] Again, when he presents the first-born to the world, he says, 'Let all the angels of God pay him homage.' 7 [ Ps.104.4. ] Of the angels he says,

8 [ Ps.45.6-7. ] but of the Son,10 [ Ps.102.25-27. ] And again, 13 [ Ps.110.1. ] To which of the angels has he ever said, 'Sit at my right hand until I make thy enemies thy footstool'? 14 What are they all but ministrant spirits, sent out to serve, for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?
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