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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.

O Livro

Hebreus 1

Jesus Cristo é o Filho de Deus

1Anteriormente Deus falou aos nossos antepassados muitas vezes e de muitas maneiras por intermédio dos profetas. Agora, nos tempos em que vivemos, falou­nos através do seu Filho, a quem deu todas as coisas e por meio de quem criou tudo o que existe. Este reflecte a glória de seu Pai e é a imagem perfeita da sua pessoa. Ele mantém todo o universo pela autoridade da sua palavra. Tendo morrido para nos purificar da culpa dos nossos pecados, sentou­se no lugar de maior honra à direita do Deus glorioso, nos lugares celestiais.

Cristo é superior aos anjos

E é assim muito superior aos anjos, como o prova o seu nome excelso. Deus nunca disse a nenhum anjo:

“Tu és meu Filho;
Hoje tornei­me teu Pai”.

Também não se referia a nenhum anjo quando disse:

“Eu serei seu Pai,
e ele será meu Filho”.

E doutra vez, quando seu único Filho veio à Terra, Deus disse: “Que todos os anjos de Deus o adorem”. É verdade que Deus alude aos anjos dizendo:

“Os teus mensageiros são ventos,
e os teus ministros eficazes como fogo”.

8/9 Mas referindo­se ao Filho diz:

“O teu reino, ó Deus, dura para sempre.
A justiça é aquilo que faz a força do teu reino.
Tu amas a justiça e aborreces o mal.
Por isso o Senhor, o teu Deus, derramou sobre ti alegria
    mais do que sobre os teus companheiros.”

10/12 E ainda:

“Senhor, foste tu quem fundou a Terra.
Fizeste o universo com as tuas mãos.
Contudo, isso um dia desaparecerá,
    mas tu ficas para sempre.
Tudo acabará como roupa velha.
Tu os mudarás como vestuário que deixa de ser usado.
Mas tu és sempre o mesmo.
A tua vida não tem fim”.

13 Nunca Deus disse a um anjo:

“Senta­te à minha direita,
    até que tenha subjugado os teus inimigos debaixo dos teus pés”.

14 É que os anjos são apenas mensageiros enviados para intervir a favor daqueles que recebem a salvação.