1Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,2but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.3He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,4having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
When was Jesus appointed as heir?
5For to which of the angels did God ever say, "You are my Son, today I have begotten you"?Or again, "I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son"?
How is Jesus the expressed image of God?
6And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him."
Who anointed who over his companions?
7Of the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire."
Who laid the foundation of the world?
8But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
What is the function of angels?
9You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions."
What is the purpose of verses10-13?
10And, "You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment,
12like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end."
13And to which of the angels has he ever said, "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet"?14Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?