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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.

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Vznešenosť Božieho Syna

1 Mnoho ráz a mnohorakým spôsobom sa Boh oddávna prihováral našim otcom ústami prorokov.

Ale teraz, v týchto posledných dňoch, prehovoril k nám vo svojom Synovi. Jeho ustanovil za dediča všetkého a skrze neho stvoril aj svet.

On je odbleskom Božej slávy a obrazom Božej podstaty. Jeho slovo je sila, ktorá udržiava celý vesmír. Svojou smrťou nás zbavil ťarchy hriechu, zaujal najčestnejšie miesto po boku Božieho majestátu v nebesiach

a stal sa o toľko vyšším od anjelov, o koľko vznešenejšie meno zdedil ako oni.

Kristus väčší ako anjeli

Veď komu z anjelov kedy Boh povedal: Ty si môj Syn, ja som ťa dnes splodil?" Alebo na inom mieste: Ja budem jeho Otcom a on bude mojím Synom?"

A keď uvádza Prvorodeného do sveta, hovorí zasa: Nech sa mu klaňajú všetci Boží anjeli."

A o anjeloch hovorí ako o vanutí vetra a ohnivých plameňoch.

Ale o svojom Synovi hovorí: Bože, tvoja vláda bude trvať na večné veky a bude v nej panovať spravodlivosť.

Lebo ty miluješ právo a nenávidíš bezprávie. Preto ťa tvoj Boh vyvýšil nad ostatných a obdaril radosťou."

10 A na inom mieste o ňom hovorí: Ty si, Pane, na počiatku stvoril zem a nebesia sú dielom tvojich rúk.

11-12 Nebesia pominú, ale ty zostaneš naveky."

13 Alebo povedal Boh niektorému z anjelov: Seď po mojej pravici, kým nepoložím tvojich nepriateľov za podnožku tvojim nohám?"

14 Všetci anjeli sú iba bytosti, ktoré slúžia Bohu. Posiela ich, aby pomáhali všetkým, ktorým chce darovať spásu.