Revised English Version

The Epistle to the Hebrews  

Hebrews Chapter 1  

1God, having from old time spoken to the Fathersa through the prophets in many times and in many ways, 2has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he has given form to the Ages, 3who is the reflection of his glory, and the exact representation of his nature, and is upholding all things by his powerful word.After he had accomplished the cleansing for sins, he sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4having become as much better than the angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. 5For to which of the angels did he say at any time, You are my Son; today I have become your Father?b And again, I will be to him a Father, and he will be to me a Son?c 6And again, when he brings the firstborn into the inhabited world, he says, And let all the angels of God pay him homage.d 7And of the angels he says, He makes his angels as winds, and his ministers as a flaming fire,e 8but of the Son he says, Your throne, O god, is for ever and ever, and the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom. 9You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness rather than your companions.f 10And, You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands. 11They will perish, but you continue on, and they will all grow old as does a garment, 12and you will roll them up like a cloak, and they will be changed like a garment. But you are the same, and your years will not fail.g 13But to which of the angels has he said at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet?h 14Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are about to inherit salvation?

a[1]
Normally “the Fathers” are the early founders of Israel, but here the word has a more general meaning.
b[5]
From Ps. 2:7.
c[5]
From 2 Sam. 7:14; 2 Chron. 17:13.
d[6]
From Deut. 32:43; Ps. 97:7.
e[7]
From Ps. 104:4.
f[9]
From Ps. 45:6, 7.
g[12]
From Ps. 102:25-27.
h[13]
From Ps. 110:1.