Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

希伯来书 1

划时代的启示

1在古代,上帝曾借着先知以各种方式多次向我们的祖先说话; 在这世界的末期,祂又借着自己的儿子亲自向我们说话。上帝早已立祂承受万物,并借着祂创造了宇宙万物。 祂正是上帝荣耀的光辉,是上帝本体的真像。祂用自己充满能力的话语维系万物。祂洗净了世人的罪之后,便坐在天上至高上帝的右边。 祂既承受了比天使更高的名分,就远超越天使。

上帝从未对任何一个天使说:

“你是我的儿子,我今日成为你父亲。”

或说:

“我要做你的父亲,你要做我的儿子。”

上帝差遣祂的长子到世上来时,说:

“上帝的天使都要敬拜祂。”

上帝提到天使的时候,也只是说:

“上帝使祂的天使成为风,使祂的仆役成为火焰。”

但论到祂的儿子,祂却说:

“上帝啊,你的宝座永远长存,
你以公义的杖执掌王权。
你喜爱公义,憎恶邪恶。
所以上帝,你的上帝,
用喜乐之油膏你,使你超过同伴。”

10 此外又说:

“主啊,太初你奠立大地的根基,
亲手创造诸天。
11 天地都要消亡,但你永远长存。
天地都会像衣服渐渐破旧,
12 你要像卷外衣一样把天地卷起来。
天地将如衣服一样被更换,
但你永远不变,
你的年日永无穷尽。”

13 上帝从未对任何一个天使说:

“你坐在我的右边,
等我使你的仇敌成为你的脚凳。”

14 天使岂不都是服役的灵吗?他们奉差遣,岂不是去为那些将要承受救恩的人服务吗?

The Message

Hebrews 1

11-3 Going through a long line of prophets, God has been addressing our ancestors in different ways for centuries. Recently he spoke to us directly through his Son. By his Son, God created the world in the beginning, and it will all belong to the Son at the end. This Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s nature. He holds everything together by what he says—powerful words!

The Son Is Higher than Angels

3-6 After he finished the sacrifice for sins, the Son took his honored place high in the heavens right alongside God, far higher than any angel in rank and rule. Did God ever say to an angel, “You’re my Son; today I celebrate you” or “I’m his Father, he’s my Son”? When he presents his honored Son to the world, he says, “All angels must worship him.”

Regarding angels he says,

The messengers are winds,
    the servants are tongues of fire.

8-9 But he says to the Son,

You’re God, and on the throne for good;
    your rule makes everything right.
You love it when things are right;
    you hate it when things are wrong.
That is why God, your God,
    poured fragrant oil on your head,
Marking you out as king,
    far above your dear companions.

10-12 And again to the Son,

You, Master, started it all, laid earth’s foundations,
    then crafted the stars in the sky.
Earth and sky will wear out, but not you;
    they become threadbare like an old coat;
You’ll fold them up like a worn-out cloak,
    and lay them away on the shelf.
But you’ll stay the same, year after year;
    you’ll never fade, you’ll never wear out.

13 And did he ever say anything like this to an angel?

Sit alongside me here on my throne
Until I make your enemies a stool for your feet.

14 Isn’t it obvious that all angels are sent to help out with those lined up to receive salvation?