THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
The Son is in the express image of the person of the Father—Christ is the Only Begotten Son and thus above the angels.
sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the bfathers
by the cprophets
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his aSon
, whom he hath bappointed cheir
of all things, by whom also he dmade
Who being the brightness of his aglory
, and the express image of his bperson
, and upholding all things by the word of his cpower
, when he had by himself dpurged
our sins, sat down on the eright
hand of the fMajesty
Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent aname
For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my aSon
, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a bFather
, and he shall be to me a Son?
And again, when he bringeth in the afirstbegotten
into the world, he saith, bAnd
let all the angels of God cworship
And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
But unto the Son he saith,
, O God, is
and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is
the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Thou hast loved arighteousness
, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even
thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the afoundation
of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine bhands
They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall awax
old as doth a garment;
And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my aright
hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Are they not all aministering bspirits
, sent forth cto
minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?