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Hebrews 1 : God’s Son is greater than the angels

v4 God has caused his Son to be much greater and much better than the *angels. God has given him a much greater and much better name than the *angels’ names. v5 God never spoke like this to any *angel:

  ‘You are my Son.

Today I have given you the *honour that goes with that name.’

[Psalm 2:7]

Nor did God speak like this to any *angel:

  ‘I will be his Father,

and he will be my Son.’

[2 Samuel 7:14]

v6 But when God brings his first, greatest Son into the world, he says this about him:

  ‘All God’s *angels must *worship him.’

[Deuteronomy 32:43; Psalm 97:7]

v7 God speaks about the *angels like this:

  ‘God makes his *angels like winds.

  He makes his servants like fires that burn.’

[Psalm 104:4]

v8 But God speaks to his Son like this:

  ‘You are God and you will never stop ruling!

  You rule as king.

And you always do what is right and good.

  v9 You love what is right.

And you hate what is wrong.

  That is why I have chosen you.

I am your God and I have chosen you.

  I have chosen you to be much greater and much happier

than those who are with you.’

[Psalm 45:6-7]

Verse 9 To hate means to not like something strongly or completely. To hate is the opposite of when you love something or someone.

v10 God also speaks like this about the Son:

  ‘*Lord, you made the earth in the beginning.

  You yourself made the skies also.

  v11 The earth and the skies will come to an end,

but you will continue always.

  They will all become old, just as clothes become old.

  v12 You will cause them to roll up,

like someone rolls up an old coat to put it away.

You will change them as people change clothes.

  But you will always be the same.

Your life will never come to an end.’

[Psalm 102:25-27]

v13 God has never spoken like this to any of the *angels:

  ‘Sit at my right side

until I make an end to your enemies.

  I will make them like a place where you rest your feet.’

[Psalm 110:1]

v14 All the *angels are *spirits who are only God’s servants. He sends them to help all the people that he will save.


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