- ¶ FROM of old God spoke to our fathers by the prophets in every manner and in all ways;
and in these latter days he has spoken to us by his Son,
- Whom he has appointed heir of all things, and by whom also he made the worlds;
- For he is the brightness of his glory and the express image of his being, upholding all things by the power of his word;
and when he had through his person cleansed our sins, then he sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
- ¶ And he is altogether greater than the angels, just as the name he has inherited is a more excellent name than theirs.
- For to which of the angels has God at any time said, You are my Son, this day have I begotten you?
And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
- And again, when he brought the firstbegotten into the world, he said, Let all the angels of God worship him.
- And of the angels he said thus: Who makes his angels spirits;
his ministers a flaming fire.
- But of the Son he said, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever;
the scepter of thy kingdom is a righteous scepter.
- Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity;
therefore, God, even thy God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness more than thy fellows.
- And from the very beginning thou hast laid the foundations of the earth;
and the heavens are the works of thy hands;
- They shall pass away;
but thou endure;
and they all shall wear out like a garment;
- And as a cloak thou shalt fold them up, and they shall be changed;
but thou art the same, and thy years shall never end.
- For to which of the angels has he at any time said, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies the stool under thy feet?
- Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth in the service for those who shall inherit life everlasting?