ALT(i) 1 In many parts [or, Bit by bit] and in various ways in time past, God having spoken to the fathers by the prophets, in these last days He spoke to us by [His] Son, 2 whom He appointed heir of all [things], through whom also He made the ages [fig., universe]; 3 who being [the] outshining of His glory and [the] exact expression of His essence, and sustaining all the [things] by the word of His power, having Himself made by Himself a purification [or, purgation] of our sins, sat down at [the] right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they. 5 For to which of the angels did He ever say, "You are My Son, today I have begotten You?" and again, "I will be to Him for a father, and He will be to Me for a Son?" [Psalm 2:7; 2Sam 7:14; 1Chron 17:13] 6 Now again when He brings the Firstborn [fig., the Pre-existent One] into the inhabited earth, He says, "And let all [the] angels of God prostrate themselves in worship before Him." [Deut 32:43 (LXX, DSS); Psalm 97:7] 7 And on the one hand to the angels He says, "The One making His angels spirits, and His public [or, temple] servants a flame of fire," [Psalm 104:4] 8 on the other hand to the Son [He says], "Your throne, O God, [is] into the age of the age [fig., forever and ever]; a scepter of integrity [is] the scepter of Your kingdom. 9 You loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; for this reason God, your God anointed You with [the] oil of great happiness above Your companions." [Psalm 4:5,6] 10 And, "You LORD, in [the] beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are works of Your hands. 11 "These will perish, but You remain; and all [things] will become old like a garment, 12 and You will roll them up like a cloak, and they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will not come to an end." [Psalm 102:25-27] 13 But to which of the angels did He ever say, "Sit at My right hand, until I put Your enemies [as] Your footstool?" [Psalm 110:1] 14 They are all spirits of spiritual service being sent out to render service for the sake of the ones being about to be inheriting salvation, are they not?