Bible: Hebrews 1:5-2:5
The Son Is Superior to Angels
1:5 For to which of the angels did God 1 ever say, “You are my son! Today I have fathered you”? 2 And in another place 3 he says, 4 “I will be his father and he will be my son.” 5 1:6 But when he again brings 6 his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all the angels of God worship him!” 7 1:7 And he says 8 of the angels, “He makes 9 his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire,” 10 1:8 but of 11 the Son he says, 12
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, 13
and a righteous scepter 14 is the scepter of your kingdom.
1:9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness.
“You founded the earth in the beginning, Lord, 17
and the heavens are the works of your hands.
1:11 They will perish, but you continue.
And they will all grow old like a garment,
1:12 and like a robe you will fold them up
and like a garment 18 they will be changed,
but you are the same and your years will never run out.” 19
1:13 But to which of the angels 20 has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”? 21 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to serve those 22 who will inherit salvation?
Warning Against Drifting Away
2:1 Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2:2 For if the message spoken through angels 23 proved to be so firm that every violation 24 or disobedience received its just penalty, 2:3 how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first communicated through the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard him, 2:4 while God confirmed their witness 25 with signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed 26 according to his will.