God spake to their father by the Prophets: but to themselues by his owne Sonne, 14 who
incomparably passeth al the Angels.
1. DIVERSELY and many waies in times past God speaking to the Fathers in the Prophets,
2. last of al in these daies hath spoken to vs in his Sonne, whom he hath appointed heire of al, by whom he made also the worlds.
3. Who being the brightnesse of his glorie, and the figure of his substance, and caring al things by the word of his power, making purgation of sinnes, sitteth on the right hand of the Maiestie in the high places:
4. being made so much better then Angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name aboue them.
5. For to which of the Angels hath he said at any time, Thou are my Sonne, to day haue I begotten thee? and againe, I wel be to him a Father, and he shal be to me a Sonne.
6. And when againe he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, And let al the Angels of God adore him.
7. And to the Angels truly he saith, he that maketh his Angels, spirits: and his Ministers, a flame of fire.
8. But to the Sonne: Thy throne ô God for euer and euer: a rod of equity, the rod of thy Kingdom.
9. Thou hast loued iustice, and hated iniquitie: therfore thee, God, thy God hath anointed with oile of exultation aboue thy fellowes.
10. And, Thou in the beginning ô Lord didst found the earth: and the workes of thy hands are the heauens.
11. They shal perish, but thou shalt continue: and they shal al waxe old as garment.
12. And as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shal be changed: but thou art the self-same, and thy yeares shal not faile.
13. But to which of the Angels said he at any time: Sit on my right hand, vntil I make thine enemie the foot-stoole of thy feet?
14. Are they not al, ministring spirits: sent to minister for them which shal receiue the inheritance of saluation?