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Hebrews 1

God’s Final Word: His Son

1In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.

The Son Superior to Angels

For to which of the angels did God ever say,

“You are my Son;
    today I have become your Father”[a]?

Or again,

“I will be his Father,
    and he will be my Son”[b]?

And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says,

“Let all God’s angels worship him.”[c]

In speaking of the angels he says,

“He makes his angels spirits,
    and his servants flames of fire.”[d]

But about the Son he says,

“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
    a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
    therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
    by anointing you with the oil of joy.”[e]

10 He also says,

“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
    and the heavens are the work of your hands.
11 They will perish, but you remain;
    they will all wear out like a garment.
12 You will roll them up like a robe;
    like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,
    and your years will never end.”[f]

13 To which of the angels did God ever say,

“Sit at my right hand
    until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet”[g]?

14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 1:5 Psalm 2:7
  2. Hebrews 1:5 2 Samuel 7:14; 1 Chron. 17:13
  3. Hebrews 1:6 Deut. 32:43 (see Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint)
  4. Hebrews 1:7 Psalm 104:4
  5. Hebrews 1:9 Psalm 45:6,7
  6. Hebrews 1:12 Psalm 102:25-27
  7. Hebrews 1:13 Psalm 110:1

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.

Footnotes

  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.