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God spoke of old by the prophets, but now by his Son, who is incomparably greater than the angels.

[1] God, who, at sundry times and in divers manners, spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, last of all, [2] In these days hath spoken to us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the world.

[4] Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name than they. [5] For to which of the angels hath he said at any time, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

[3] "The figure": that is, the express image, and most perfect resemblance.

[3] "Making purgation": That is, having purged away our sins by his passion.

[6] And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith: And let all the angels of God adore him. [7] And to the angels indeed he saith: He that maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. [8] But to the Son: Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of justice is the sceptre of thy kingdom. [9] Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. [10] And: Thou in the beginning, O Lord, didst found the earth: and the works of thy hands are the heavens.

[11] They shall perish, but thou shalt continue: and they shall all grow old as a garment. [12] And as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: but thou art the selfsame, and thy years shall not fail. [13] But to which of the angels said he at any time: Sit on my right hand, until I make thy enemies thy footstool? [14] Are they not all ministering spirits, sent to minister for them, who shall receive the inheritance of salvation?

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