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Hébreux 1

La personne du Fils de Dieu

La révélation de Dieu par le Fils

1A bien des reprises et de bien des manières, Dieu a parlé autrefois à nos ancêtres par les prophètes. Et maintenant, dans ces jours qui sont les derniers[a], il nous a parlé par le Fils. Il a fait de lui l’héritier de toutes choses et c’est aussi par lui qu’il a créé l’univers. Ce Fils est le rayonnement de la gloire de Dieu et l’expression parfaite de son être. Il soutient toutes choses par sa parole puissante et, après avoir accompli la purification des péchés, il s’est assis dans les cieux à la droite du Dieu majestueux.

Il a ainsi acquis un rang bien plus éminent que celui des anges, dans la mesure où le titre que Dieu lui a donné est incomparablement supérieur au leur.

Le Fils de Dieu supérieur aux anges

En effet, auquel des anges Dieu a-t-il jamais dit ceci:

Tu es mon Fils; aujourd’hui,
je fais de toi mon enfant[b] .

Et encore:

Je serai pour lui un Père
et lui sera pour moi un Fils[c] .

Mais lorsqu’il introduit de nouveau le Premier-né dans le monde[d], il dit:

Que tous les anges de Dieu se prosternent devant lui[e].

Au sujet des anges, il dit:

Il utilise ses anges comme des vents,
et ses serviteurs comme des flammes de feu[f] .

Mais au sujet du Fils, il dit:

Ton trône, ô Dieu, subsiste pour toute éternité,
le sceptre de ton règne[g] est sceptre d’équité.
Tu aimes la justice, et tu détestes la méchanceté.
Aussi, ô Dieu, ton Dieu t’a oint d’une huile d’allégresse
et t’a ainsi fait roi,
de préférence à tous tes compagnons[h] .

10 Il dit aussi:

C’est toi, Seigneur, qui, au commencement, as posé les fondations de la terre.
Le ciel est l’œuvre de tes mains.
11 Ils périront, mais tu subsistes,
tous s’useront comme un habit,
12 comme un manteau, tu les enrouleras,
comme un vêtement, tu les changeras.
Mais toi, tu es toujours le même,
tes années ne finiront pas[i] .

13 Or, auquel des anges Dieu a-t-il jamais dit:

Viens siéger à ma droite[j]
jusqu’à ce que j’aie mis tes ennemis à terre sous tes pieds[k].

14 En effet, que sont les anges? Des esprits au service de Dieu, qui sont envoyés pour exercer un ministère en faveur de ceux qui vont hériter le salut.

Notas al pie

  1. 1.2 C’est-à-dire la période finale de l’histoire qu’a inaugurée la venue de Jésus-Christ.
  2. 1.5 Ps 2.7 . Il s’agit de la formule d’intronisation du Messie-Roi.
  3. 1.5 2 S 7.14 .
  4. 1.6 Il doit s’agir de l’entrée de Jésus dans le monde à venir dont parle 2.5. Certains identifient le monde avec le monde actuel et pensent qu’il s’agit de la résurrection. Autre traduction: lorsqu’il introduit le Premier-né dans le monde, il dit encore; certains pensent alors que le texte vise l’incarnation du Fils.
  5. 1.6 Ps 97.7; Dt 32.43 cité selon l’ancienne version grecque.
  6. 1.7 Ps 104.4 cité selon l’ancienne version grecque.
  7. 1.8 Certains manuscrits ont: son règne.
  8. 1.9 Ps 45.7-8 .
  9. 1.12 Ps 102.26-28 cité selon l’ancienne version grecque.
  10. 1.13 La droite du roi est la place d’honneur (Ps 45.10; 1 R 2.19).
  11. 1.13 Ps 110.1.

Amplified Bible

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.