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CHAPTER 1

1 God having formerly spoken many times and in many ways to the fathers by the prophets,

2 Has in these last days spoken to us by the Son, whom he has constituted the heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

3 Who being the effulgence of his glory, and the impress of his person, and sustaining all things by his powerful word, having by himself effected the purgation of our sins, sat down on the right hand of Majesty on high;

4 Being so much superior to the angels, as he has inherited a name more excellent than they.

5 For to whom of the angels has he ever said, “My Son art thou, I have this day begotten thee?”

6 And again, “I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?” and again, when he introduces the first­begotten into the world, he says, “And adore him let all the angels of God.

7 And of the angels he saith, “Who makes his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire:”

8 But of the Son, “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom:

9 Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity; therefore God hath anointed thee, even thy God, with the oil of joy above thy companions:”

10 And, “Thou art from the beginning, O Lord, thou hast founded the earth, and the works of thine hands are the heavens;

11 They shall perish, but thou continuest; and all as a garment shall become old,

12 And as a vesture shalt thou roll them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.”

13 But to whom of the angels has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?”

14 Are they not all administrative spirits, who are sent forth to minister for those who are to inherit salvation?

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