Thomson(i) 1 GOD, who in sundry parcels and in divers manners spake in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 hath in these last days spoken to us by a son whom he hath constituted heir of all things, by whom also he made the ages; 3 who being an effulgence of the glory, and an impress of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, having by himself made a purification of our sins, sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high, 4 being made as much superior to the heavenly messengers as the name he hath inherited is more excellent than theirs: 5 for to which of those messengers did he ever say, "Thou art my son, this day I have begotten thee. "And again, "I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son?" 6 And again when he would bring the first born into the world, he saith, "And let all God's messengers worship him. 7 Now in respect to the messengers it is said, "Who maketh winds his messengers, and flaming fire his ministers: 8 but with respect to the son, "Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: The sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of rectitude: 9 Thou didst love righteousness and hate iniquity, Therefore God, thy God anointed thee With the oil of joy above thy associates!" 10 Again, "Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of thy hand. 11 They shall perish, but thou wilt endure. They shall all wax old like a garment, 12 And like a mantle thou wilt fold them up and they shall be changed :But as for thee, thou art the same And thy years shall have no end". 13 And to which of these messengers did he ever say, "Sit at my right hand till I make thine enemies thy footstool." 14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth on service on the account of them who are to be heirs of salvation?