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?

Nkwa Asem

Hebrifo 1

Onyankopɔn akasa

1Mmere a atwam no, na Onyankopɔn nam akwan horow bebree so fa adiyifo so kasa kyerɛ yɛn mpanyimfo.

Mmom mmere a edi akyiri yi de, ɔnam ne Ba no so akasa akyerɛ yɛn. Ɔyɛ obi a Onyankopɔn nam ne so bɔɔ wiase. Na ɔno na Onyankopɔn ayi no sɛ awiei no, nneɛma nyinaa bɛyɛ ne de.

Ɔnam Onyankopɔn anuonyam hyerɛn a ɔhyerɛn no so hran. Ɔyɛ Onyankopɔn sɛso pɛpɛɛpɛ, na ɔde n’asɛm a tumi wɔ mu no so wiase mu. Ɔtew nnipa ho fi wɔn bɔne mu wiei no, ɔtenaa Otumfo Nyankopɔn nifa so wɔ soro.

Ɛno nti, ɔyɛɛ kɛse sen abɔfo no, efisɛ edin a Onyankopɔn de too no no yɛ kɛse sen wɔn de no. Efisɛ, Onyankopɔn nso anka ankyerɛ n’abɔfo no mu biara se, “Woyɛ me Ba na nnɛ, mabɛyɛ w’agya.” Ɛnna wanka ankyerɛ ɔbɔfo biara se, “Mɛyɛ w’agya na wayɛ me Ba.” Bere a Onyankopɔn pɛe sɛ ɔsoma n’abakan no ba wiase no, ɔsan kae se, “Ɛsɛ sɛ Onyankopɔn abɔfo nyinaa som no.” Asɛm a Onyankopɔn ka faa abɔfo no ho ne sɛ, “Onyankopɔn yɛ n’abɔfo mframa ne n’asomfo gyadɛwee.” Na ɛfa Ɔba no ho no, Onyankopɔn kae sɛ, “O, Onyankopɔn, w’ahengua bɛtena hɔ daa nyinaa; w’ahenni yɛ atɛntrenee. Wodɔ trenee, na wukyi bɔne; ɛno nti na Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ wo Nyankopɔn no yii wo hyɛɛ wo anuonyam a ɛso sen w’ahokafo no.”

10 Onyankopɔn san kae se, “Wo, Awurade, na mfitiase no wobɔɔ asase na wode w’ankasa wo nsa bɔɔ soro. 11 Ne nyinaa betwam na wo de wobɛtena hɔ; ne nyinaa behi sɛ ntamagow. 12 Wɔbɛbobɔw no sɛ atade, na wɔbɛsesa no sɛ ntade. Nanso wo de, daa wote sɛ nea wote; na wo mfe renhi da.”

13 Onyankopɔn anka ankyerɛ n’abɔfo no se, “Montena me nifa so kosi sɛ mede mo atamfo bɛyɛ mo nan ase ntiaso.”

14 Sɛ saa a, na abɔfo no yɛ dɛn? Wɔn nyinaa yɛ ahonhom a wɔsom Onyankopɔn na ɔsoma wɔn ma wɔkɔboa wɔn a wɔrehwehwɛ nkwagye no.