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Poslanica Hebrejima 1

Ali u ove zadnje dane nama je progovorio kroz svojega Sina. Njega, po kojemu je sve stvorio, postavio je za baštinika svega.

Sin je odsjaj Božje slave i otisak njegova Bića. On održava svemir snagom svoje silne riječi. Pošto je umro da nas očisti od grijeha, sjeo je na počasno mjesto, zdesna veličanstvenome Bogu u nebu.

Isus je uzvišeniji od anđela

To pokazuje da je Božji Sin mnogo uzvišeniji od anđela, kao što je i ime koje je baštinio uzvišenije od njihovih imena.

Jer kome je od anđela ikada rekao:
    'Ti si moj Sin,
            danas sam ti postao Ocem.'[a]I još:
    'Ja ću mu biti Otac,
            a on će meni biti Sin.'[b]

A kada je predstavio svojeg prvorođenca svijetu, Bog je rekao: 'Klanjajte mu se, svi anđeli Božji!'[c]

Bog za svoje anđele kaže da ih on čini
    'glasnicima brzim poput vjetra
            i slugama poput ognjenih plamenova.'[d]

Ali za svojega Sina kaže:
    'Tvoje kraljevstvo, o Bože,
            traje zauvijek.
    Ti vladaš žezlom pravednosti.

Ti ljubiš pravednost i mrziš nepravednost.
    Zato te je, Bože, tvoj Bog, pomazao
            uljem radosti više nego ijednoga tvojeg druga.'[e]

10 I još:
    'Gospodine, u početku si postavio
            temelje zemlji
    i nebesa su djelo tvojih ruku.

11 Čak će i ona nestati, ali ti ostaješ zauvijek.

12 Smotat ćeš ih poput starog kaputa
    i nestat će kao stara odjeća.
    Ali ti si uvijek isti;
            tvojim godinama nema svršetka.'[f]

13 Bog nikada nije nekom anđelu rekao:
    'Sjedni mi s desne strane
            dok ti ne bacim pod noge
            tvoje neprijatelje.'[g]

14 Jer anđeli su samo poslužnički duhovi koje Bog šalje služiti onima koji će baštiniti spasenje.

Notas al pie

  1. Poslanica Hebrejima 1:5 Psalam 2:7.
  2. Poslanica Hebrejima 1:5 Samuel II 7:14.
  3. Poslanica Hebrejima 1:6 Ponovljeni zakon 32:43.
  4. Poslanica Hebrejima 1:7 Psalam 104:4.
  5. Poslanica Hebrejima 1:9 Psalam 45:7-8.
  6. Poslanica Hebrejima 1:12 Psalam 102:26-28.
  7. Poslanica Hebrejima 1:13 Psalam 110:1.

New Living Translation

Hebrews 1

Jesus Christ Is God’s Son

1Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names.

The Son Is Greater Than the Angels

For God never said to any angel what he said to Jesus:

“You are my Son.
    Today I have become your Father.[a]

God also said,

“I will be his Father,
    and he will be my Son.”[b]

And when he brought his supreme[c] Son into the world, God said,[d]

“Let all of God’s angels worship him.”[e]

Regarding the angels, he says,

“He sends his angels like the winds,
    his servants like flames of fire.”[f]

But to the Son he says,

“Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever.
    You rule with a scepter of justice.
You love justice and hate evil.
    Therefore, O God, your God has anointed you,
    pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.”[g]

10 He also says to the Son,

“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundation of the earth
    and made the heavens with your hands.
11 They will perish, but you remain forever.
    They will wear out like old clothing.
12 You will fold them up like a cloak
    and discard them like old clothing.
But you are always the same;
    you will live forever.”[h]

13 And God never said to any of the angels,

“Sit in the place of honor at my right hand
    until I humble your enemies,
    making them a footstool under your feet.”[i]

14 Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:5a Or Today I reveal you as my Son. Ps 2:7.
  2. 1:5b 2 Sam 7:14.
  3. 1:6a Or firstborn.
  4. 1:6b Or when he again brings his supreme Son [or firstborn Son] into the world, God will say.
  5. 1:6c Deut 32:43.
  6. 1:7 Ps 104:4 (Greek version).
  7. 1:8-9 Ps 45:6-7.
  8. 1:10-12 Ps 102:25-27.
  9. 1:13 Ps 110:1.