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.

So God, your God, has anointed you over your companions 15  with the oil of rejoicing.” 16 

1:10 And,

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.

Exposition of Psalm 8: Jesus and the Destiny of Humanity

2:5 For he did not put the world to come, 27  about which we are speaking, 28  under the control of angels.

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