1Mmerɛ a atwam no, na Onyankopɔn nam akwan ahodoɔ bebree so fa adiyifoɔ so kasa kyerɛ yɛn mpanimfoɔ. 2Nanso, mmerɛ a ɛdi akyire no deɛ, ɔnam ne Ba no so akasa akyerɛ yɛn. Ɔno na Onyankopɔn nam ne so bɔɔ ewiase. Na ɔno na Onyankopɔn ayi no sɛ awieeɛ no, nneɛma nyinaa bɛyɛ ne dea. 3Ɔnam hyerɛn a Onyankopɔn animuonyam hyerɛn no so hran. Ɔyɛ Onyankopɔn sɛso pɛpɛɛpɛ, na ɔde nʼasɛm a tumi wɔ mu no sɔ ewiase mu. Ɔtee nnipa ho firii wɔn bɔne mu wieeɛ no, ɔtenaa Otumfoɔ Onyankopɔn nifa so wɔ ɔsoro. 4Ɛno enti, ɔyɛɛ kɛse sene abɔfoɔ no, ɛfiri sɛ, edin a Onyankopɔn de too no no yɛ kɛse sene wɔn deɛ no.
5Ɛfiri sɛ, Onyankopɔn nso anka ankyerɛ nʼabɔfoɔ no mu biara sɛ,
“Woyɛ me Ba;
na ɛnnɛ, mayɛ wʼAgya.”
Ɛnna wanka ankyerɛ ɔbɔfoɔ biara sɛ,
“Mɛyɛ wʼAgya na wayɛ me Ba.”
6Ɛberɛ a Onyankopɔn pɛɛ sɛ ɔsoma nʼabakan no ba ewiase no, ɔsane kaa sɛ,
“Ɛsɛ sɛ Onyankopɔn abɔfoɔ nyinaa som no.”
7Asɛm a Onyankopɔn ka faa abɔfoɔ no ho ne sɛ,
“Onyankopɔn soma nʼabɔfoɔ sɛ mframa,
na ɔsoma nʼasomfoɔ sɛ gyadɛreeɛ.”
8Na ɛfa Ɔba no ho no, Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ,
“Ao, Onyankopɔn, wʼahennwa bɛtena hɔ daa nyinaa;
wʼAhennie yɛ atɛntenenee.
9Wodɔ tenenee, na wokyiri bɔne,
ɛno enti, Onyankopɔn wo Onyankopɔn de wo asi wo mfɛfoɔ so,
na ɔde anigyeɛ ngo asra wo.”
10Onyankopɔn sane kaa sɛ,
“Mfitiaseɛ no wotoo asase fapem,
na ɔsoro yɛ wo nsa ano adwuma.
11Ne nyinaa bɛtwam na wo deɛ wobɛtena hɔ daa;
wɔbɛtete sɛ atadeɛ.
12Wɔbɛbobɔ no sɛ ntoma;
na wɔbɛsesa no sɛ ntadeɛ.
Nanso, wote sɛdeɛ woteɛ,
na wo mfeɛ to rentwa da.”
13Onyankopɔn anka ankyerɛ nʼabɔfoɔ no sɛ,
“Montena me nifa so
kɔsi sɛ mede mo atamfoɔ bɛyɛ
mo nan ntiasoɔ.”
14Sɛ saa a, na abɔfoɔ no yɛ dɛn? Wɔn nyinaa yɛ ahonhom a wɔsom Onyankopɔn na ɔsoma wɔn ma wɔkɔboa wɔn a wɔrehwehwɛ nkwagyeɛ no.
God Speaks His Final Word Through His Son
1In the past, God spoke to our people through the prophets. He spoke at many times. He spoke in different ways. 2But in these last days, he has spoken to us through his Son. He is the one whom God appointed to receive all things. God also made everything through him. 3The Son is the shining brightness of God’s glory. He is the exact likeness of God’s being. He uses his powerful word to hold all things together. He provided the way for people to be made pure from sin. Then he sat down at the right hand of the King, the Majesty in heaven. 4So he became higher than the angels. The name he received is more excellent than theirs.
The Son Is Greater Than the Angels
5God never said to any of the angels,
“You are my Son.
Today I have become your Father.” (Psalm 2:7)
“I will be his Father.
And he will be my Son.” (2 Samuel 7:14; 1 Chronicles 17:13)
6God’s first and only Son is over all things. When God brings him into the world, he says,
“Let all God’s angels worship him.” (Deuteronomy 32:43)
7Here is something else God says about the angels.
“God makes his angels to be like spirits.
He makes those who serve him to be like flashes of lightning.” (Psalm 104:4)
8But here is what he says about the Son.
“You are God. Your throne will last for ever and ever.
Your kingdom will be ruled by justice.
9You have loved what is right and hated what is evil.
So your God has placed you above your companions.
He has filled you with joy by pouring the sacred oil on your head.” (Psalm 45:6,7)
10He also says,
“Lord, in the beginning you made the earth secure. You placed it on its foundations.
The heavens are the work of your hands.
11They will pass away. But you remain.
They will all wear out like a piece of clothing.
12You will roll them up like a robe.
They will be changed as a person changes clothes.
But you remain the same.
Your years will never end.” (Psalm 102:25–27)
13God never said to an angel,
“Sit at my right hand
until I put your enemies
under your control.” (Psalm 110:1)
14All angels are spirits who serve. God sends them to serve those who will receive salvation.