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.

Knijga O Kristu

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.