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.

Neno: Bibilia Takatifu

Waebrania 1

Ukuu Wa Mwana Wa Mungu

1Hapo zamani Mungu alisema na baba zetu mara nyingi na kwa namna mbali mbali kwa kuwatumia manabii. Lakini katika siku hizi za mwisho, amesema na sisi kwa njia ya Mwanae, ambaye alim chagua kuwa mrithi wa vitu vyote. Na kwa njia ya Mwanae, Mungu aliumba ulimwengu. Yeye Mwana ni mng’ao wa utukufu wa Mungu na chapa halisi ya nafsi yake, naye huudumisha na kuuendeleza ulim wengu kwa neno lake lenye nguvu. Alipokwisha kuwapatia wanadamu utakaso wa dhambi, alikaa upande wa kulia wa Mungu Mwenyezi aliye juu. Kwa hiyo Mwana alikuwa mkuu zaidi kuliko malaika, kama ambavyo jina alilorithi kwa Mungu ni kuu kuliko jina la malaika ye yote.

Kwa maana ni malaika gani ambaye Mungu aliwahi kumwambia: “Wewe ni mwanangu; leo hii nimekuzaa”? Au tena: “Mimi nita kuwa Baba yake na yeye atakuwa Mwanangu”? Na tena Mungu ana pomleta mwanae, mzaliwa wa kwanza ulimwenguni, anasema: “Malaika wote wa Mungu wamwabudu yeye.” Anapozungumza juu ya malaika anasema: “Anawafanya malaika wake kuwa upepo, watumishi wake kuwa ndimi za moto.” Lakini kuhusu Mwana, anasema: “Kiti chako cha enzi, Wewe Mungu, kitadumu milele na milele, na haki takuwa fimbo ya ufalme wako. Umependa haki na kuchukia uovu. Kwa hiyo Mungu, Mungu wako, amekuchagua wewe na kukuweka juu ya wenzako kwa kukupaka mafuta ya furaha.” 10 Pia anasema: “Hapo mwanzo , Wewe Bwana, uliweka misingi ya ulimwengu, na mbingu ni kazi ya mikono yako. 11 Vyote vitaangamia lakini wewe unadumu; vyote vitachakaa kama nguo, nawe 12 utavikunja kama vazi na kuvibadilisha. Bali wewe hubadiliki, na miaka yako haitakwisha kamwe. ” 13 Lakini ni malaika gani amewahi kumwambia, “Keti kulia kwangu mpaka niwafanye adui zako kuwa kiti cha kuwekea miguu yako”? 14 Malaika ni nani basi? Wao ni roho wa utumishi waliotumwa kuwahudumia wale watakaopokea wokovu.