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Hebrews 1

God’s Final Word in His Son

1God, having spoken to the fathers long ago in [the voices and writings of] the prophets in many separate revelations [each of which set forth a portion of the truth], and in many ways, has in these last days spoken [with finality] to us in [the person of One who is by His character and nature] His Son [namely Jesus], whom He appointed heir and lawful owner of all things, through whom also He created the universe [that is, the universe as a space-time-matter continuum]. The Son is the radiance and only expression of the glory of [our awesome] God [reflecting God’s [a]Shekinah glory, the Light-being, the brilliant light of the divine], and the exact representation and perfect imprint of His [Father’s] essence, and upholding and maintaining and propelling all things [the entire physical and spiritual universe] by His powerful word [carrying the universe along to its predetermined goal]. When He [Himself and no other] had [by offering Himself on the cross as a sacrifice for sin] accomplished purification from sins and established our freedom from guilt, He sat down [revealing His completed work] at the right hand of the Majesty on high [revealing His Divine authority], having become as much superior to angels, since He has inherited a more excellent and glorious [b]name than they [that is, Son—the name above all names].

For to which of the angels did the Father ever say,

You are My Son,
Today I have begotten (fathered) You [established You as a Son, with kingly dignity]”?

And again [did He ever say to the angels],

I shall be a Father to Him
And He shall be a Son to Me”?

[c]And when He again brings the firstborn [highest-ranking Son] into the world, He says,

And all the angels of God are to worship Him.”

And concerning the angels He says,

Who makes His angels winds,
And His ministering servants flames of fire [to do His bidding].”

But about the Son [the Father says to Him],

Your throne, [d]O God, is forever and ever,
And the [e]scepter of [absolute] righteousness is the scepter of [f]His kingdom.

You have loved righteousness [integrity, virtue, uprightness in purpose] and have hated lawlessness [injustice, sin].
Therefore God, Your God, Has anointed You
With the oil of gladness above Your companions.”

10 And,

[g]You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
And the heavens are the works of Your hands;
11 
They will perish, but You remain [forever and ever];
And they will all wear out like a garment,
12 
And like a robe You will roll them up;
Like a garment they will be changed.
But [h]You are the same [forever],
And Your years will never end.”

13 But to which of the angels has the Father ever said,

Sit at My right hand [together with me in royal dignity],
Until I make your enemies
A footstool for your feet [in triumphant conquest]”?

14 Are not all the angels ministering spirits sent out [by God] to serve (accompany, protect) those who will inherit salvation? [Of course they are!]

Notas al pie

  1. Hebrews 1:3 The word “Shekinah” does not appear in Scripture, but has been used by both Christians and Jews to describe the visible divine Presence of God, in such things as the burning bush, the cloud and the pillar of fire that led the Hebrews in the wilderness, and the Presence of God that rested between the cherubim over the mercy seat of the ark.
  2. Hebrews 1:4 In Greek “name” occurs last in this verse to emphasize that Jesus alone bears the name Son. No angel is superior to the Son.
  3. Hebrews 1:6 Most likely a reference to the second coming of Christ when He will be acknowledged as divine and worshiped as the Son of God. Another view suggests that this may be a reference to His incarnation as Jesus of Nazareth.
  4. Hebrews 1:8 The Son is recognized as deity by being addressed by the Father as “God.”
  5. Hebrews 1:8 I.e. symbol of authority.
  6. Hebrews 1:8 Late mss read Your.
  7. Hebrews 1:10 The deity of Jesus is acclaimed by the designation “You, Lord.”
  8. Hebrews 1:12 Since He is deity, the eternality of Jesus is recognized.

Japanese Living Bible

へブル人への手紙 1

御子と天使

1神は昔、幻や夢や、時には直接の啓示などいろいろな方法で、預言者を通してご自分の計画を少しずつ明らかになさいました。 しかし今の時代には、ご自分の御子(イエス・キリスト)を通して語っておられます。神は、彼によって世界とその中のすべてのものをお造りになり、その御子にすべてを受け継がせたのです。 御子は神の栄光を受けて、まばゆいばかりに輝いています。また、その人格と行動すべてにおいて神であることを示し、力あることばによって万物を治めておられます。そればかりか、私たちのすべての罪の記録を消し去ってきよめるために死んでくださいました。そして今は、最高の栄誉を受けて、天におられる偉大な神のそばにいらっしゃるのです。 こうして、父なる神がお与えになった「神の御子」という名が、天使たちの名よりさらにすぐれていたように、この方は天使よりもはるかにまさった存在となりました。

神はどの天使に対しても、「あなたはわたしの子。今日、わたしがあなたを生んだ」詩篇2・7などと言われたことはありません。しかし、イエスに対しては、そう言われたのです。さらに、「わたしは彼の父となり、彼はわたしの子となる」Ⅱサムエル7・14と宣言されました。 それから、長子であるイエスを地上に送る時、「天使はみな、彼を拝め」と言われました。 天使たちについて神は、「風のように速い使者、燃える炎のような力を持つしもべ」詩篇114・4と紹介しましたが、 御子についてはこう言われました。

「神(神の子)よ。あなたの国は永遠に続く。
その支配は、いつも公平で正しい。
あなたは正義を愛し、悪を憎む。
それであなたの神(父なる神)は、
ほかのだれよりも多く、
あなたに喜びを注がれた。」詩篇45・6-7
10 また、御子を「主」と呼んで、こう言われました。
「主よ。あなたは世の初めに地を造った。
天も、あなたの手による作品である。
11 これらは、やがて無に返る。
しかしあなたは、いつまでも変わらない。
すべてのものは、古着のようにすり切れる。
12 いつかあなたは、それらを捨て、
別のものと取り替える。
しかしあなたは、決して変わらず、
あなたの年には終わりがない。」詩篇102・25―27
13 神が天使に、次のようなことばをおかけになったことがありますか。
「わたしがあなたの敵を
完全に征服するまで、
わたしの右に座っていなさい。」詩篇110・1

14 天使は、救われる人々を助けるために遣わされた、霊の使者なのです。