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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

Nkwa Asem

Hebrifo 1

Onyankopɔn akasa

1Mmere a atwam no, na Onyankopɔn nam akwan horow bebree so fa adiyifo so kasa kyerɛ yɛn mpanyimfo.

Mmom mmere a edi akyiri yi de, ɔnam ne Ba no so akasa akyerɛ yɛn. Ɔyɛ obi a Onyankopɔn nam ne so bɔɔ wiase. Na ɔno na Onyankopɔn ayi no sɛ awiei no, nneɛma nyinaa bɛyɛ ne de.

Ɔnam Onyankopɔn anuonyam hyerɛn a ɔhyerɛn no so hran. Ɔyɛ Onyankopɔn sɛso pɛpɛɛpɛ, na ɔde n’asɛm a tumi wɔ mu no so wiase mu. Ɔtew nnipa ho fi wɔn bɔne mu wiei no, ɔtenaa Otumfo Nyankopɔn nifa so wɔ soro.

Ɛno nti, ɔyɛɛ kɛse sen abɔfo no, efisɛ edin a Onyankopɔn de too no no yɛ kɛse sen wɔn de no. Efisɛ, Onyankopɔn nso anka ankyerɛ n’abɔfo no mu biara se, “Woyɛ me Ba na nnɛ, mabɛyɛ w’agya.” Ɛnna wanka ankyerɛ ɔbɔfo biara se, “Mɛyɛ w’agya na wayɛ me Ba.” Bere a Onyankopɔn pɛe sɛ ɔsoma n’abakan no ba wiase no, ɔsan kae se, “Ɛsɛ sɛ Onyankopɔn abɔfo nyinaa som no.” Asɛm a Onyankopɔn ka faa abɔfo no ho ne sɛ, “Onyankopɔn yɛ n’abɔfo mframa ne n’asomfo gyadɛwee.” Na ɛfa Ɔba no ho no, Onyankopɔn kae sɛ, “O, Onyankopɔn, w’ahengua bɛtena hɔ daa nyinaa; w’ahenni yɛ atɛntrenee. Wodɔ trenee, na wukyi bɔne; ɛno nti na Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ wo Nyankopɔn no yii wo hyɛɛ wo anuonyam a ɛso sen w’ahokafo no.”

10 Onyankopɔn san kae se, “Wo, Awurade, na mfitiase no wobɔɔ asase na wode w’ankasa wo nsa bɔɔ soro. 11 Ne nyinaa betwam na wo de wobɛtena hɔ; ne nyinaa behi sɛ ntamagow. 12 Wɔbɛbobɔw no sɛ atade, na wɔbɛsesa no sɛ ntade. Nanso wo de, daa wote sɛ nea wote; na wo mfe renhi da.”

13 Onyankopɔn anka ankyerɛ n’abɔfo no se, “Montena me nifa so kosi sɛ mede mo atamfo bɛyɛ mo nan ase ntiaso.”

14 Sɛ saa a, na abɔfo no yɛ dɛn? Wɔn nyinaa yɛ ahonhom a wɔsom Onyankopɔn na ɔsoma wɔn ma wɔkɔboa wɔn a wɔrehwehwɛ nkwagye no.