(Writer: Paul) (Rome) (61C.E.)
1 Long ago on many occasions and in many ways God spoke to our fathers through the prophets.
2 He has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, through whom he made the ages Greek: aion: ages of time, perpetuity, worlds, generations, human entities.
3 Gods Son is the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his being. He sustains all things by his powerful word. After Jesus purged our sins, he sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.
4 He has become better than the angels and has inherited a more excellent name than theirs.
5 To which of the angels did God ever say at any time: »You are my son; this day I have begotten you« ? And again: »I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son« ?
6 And again: when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says: »Let all the angels of God pay him homage.«
7 Of the angels he says: »He makes his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.« (Psalm 104:4)
8 But he says to the Son: »God is your throne forever and ever. Your throne, Oh God-like one, is forever.: A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom. (Psalm 45:6, 7)
9 »You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness more than your companions.«
10 And, You, Lord, in the beginning have laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of your hands. (Psalm 102:25)
11 »They will perish but you remain. They will all grow old like a garment.
12 »Just as a coat you fold them up, and they will be changed: but you are the same, and your years will never run out.«
13 To which of the angels did he say at any time: »Sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool« ? (Psalm 110:1)
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent to minister for those who will be heirs of salvation?