New International Reader's Version

Hebrews 1

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. But 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. The 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. So he became higher than the angels. The name he received is more excellent than theirs.

The Son Is Greater Than the Angels

God never said to any of the angels,

“You are my Son.
    Today I have become your Father.” (Psalm 2:7)

Or,

“I will be his Father.
    And he will be my Son.” (2 Samuel 7:14; 1 Chronicles 17:13)

God’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)

Here 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)

But 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.
You 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)

10 He 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.
11 They will pass away. But you remain.
    They will all wear out like a piece of clothing.
12 You 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)

13 God never said to an angel,

“Sit at my right hand
    until I put your enemies
    under your control.” (Psalm 110:1)

14 All angels are spirits who serve. God sends them to serve those who will receive salvation.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Ahebri 1

Khristu Mwana wa Mulungu Aposa Angelo

1Kale lija Mulungu ankayankhula ndi makolo athu pa nthawi zosiyanasiyana ndiponso mwa njira zosiyanasiyana kudzera mwa aneneri. Koma masiku otsiriza ano, Mulungu wayankhula nafe kudzera mwa Mwana wake. Mwanayu anamusankha kuti akhale mwini wa zinthu zonse, ndiponso Mulungu analenga dziko lonse kudzera mwa Iye. Mwanayo ndiye kuwala kwa ulemerero wa Mulungu, chithunzithunzi chenicheni cha khalidwe lake. Iyeyu amachirikiza zinthu zonse ndi mphamvu ya mawu ake. Iye atayeretsa anthu kuchoka ku machimo awo, anakhala pansi kumwamba kudzanja lamanja la Mulungu waulemerero. Mwanayu ndi wamkulu koposa angelo, monga momwe dzina limene analandira limaposa dzina la angelo.

Kodi ndi kwa mngelo uti, kumene Mulungu anati,

“Iwe ndiwe mwana wanga;
    Ine lero ndakhala Atate ako.”

Kapena kunenanso kuti,

“Ine ndidzakhala abambo ake;
    iye adzakhala mwana wanga.”

Pamene Mulungu amatuma Mwana wake woyamba kubadwa ku dziko lapansi anati,

“Angelo onse a Mulungu amupembedze Iye.”

Iye ponena za angelo akuti,

“Mulungu amasandutsa angelo ake mphepo,
    amasandutsa atumiki ake malawi amoto.”

Koma za Mwana wake akuti,

“Inu Mulungu, mpando wanu waufumu udzakhala mpaka muyaya,
    ndipo mudzaweruza molungama mu ufumu wanu.
Mwakonda chilungamo ndi kudana ndi zoyipa;
    Nʼchifukwa chake, Mulungu wanu wakukwezani kuposa anzanu
    pokudzozani mafuta osonyeza chimwemwe.”

10 Mulungu akutinso,

“Ambuye, pachiyambi Inu munayika maziko a dziko lapansi;
    ndipo zakumwambako ndi ntchito za manja anu.
11 Zimenezi zidzatha, koma Inu ndinu wachikhalire.
    Izo zidzatha ngati zovala.
12 Mudzazipindapinda ngati chofunda;
    ndipo zidzasinthidwa ngati chovala.
Koma Inu simudzasintha,
    ndipo zaka zanu sizidzatha.”

13 Kodi ndi kwa Mngelo uti kumene Mulungu ananenapo kuti,

“Khala kudzanja langa lamanja
    mpaka nditapanga adani ako
    kukhale chopondapo mapazi ako.”

14 Kodi angelo onse si mizimu yotumikira odzalandira chipulumutso?