Moffatt(i) 1 Many were the forms and fashions in which God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these days at the end he has spoken to us by a Son — a Son whom he appointed heir of the universe, as it was by him that he created the world. 3 He, reflecting God's bright glory and stamped with God's own character, sustains the universe with his word of power; when he had secured our purification from sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4 and thus he is superior to the angels, as he has inherited a Name superior to theirs. 5 For to what angel did God ever say, 'Thou art my son, to-day have I become thy father'? Or again, 'I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me'? 6 And further, when introducing the Firstborn into the world, he says, 'Let all God's angels worship him.' 7 While he says of angels, 'Who makes his angels into winds, his servants into flames of fire,' 8 he says of the Son, 'God is thy throne for ever and ever, thy royal sceptre is the sceptre of equity: 9 thou hast loved justice and hated lawlessness, therefore God, thy God, has consecrated thee with the oil of rejoicing beyond thy comrades' — 10 and, 'Thou didst found the earth at the beginning, O Lord, and the heavens are the work at thy hands; 11 they will perish, but thou remainest, they will all be worn out like a garment, 12 thou wilt roll them up like a mantle and they win be changed, but thou art the same, and thy years will never fail.' 13 To what angel did he ever say, 'Sit at my right hand, till I make your enemies a footstool for your feet'? 14 Are not all angels merely spirits in the divine service, commissioned for the benefit of those who are to inherit salvation?