Jesus' Exalted State
In many parts and in various ways earlier, God, having spoken to the fathers by the prophets,
these] spoke to us by the
son, whom he established heir of all things
, through whom also [2
who being the
radiance of the glory, and impression of his essence, and bearing the whole by the word of his power, by himself [2
a cleansing 1
making] of our sins, he sat at the
right of the greatness in heights;
so much 3
better than 1
having become] the angels, [3
as much 4
more diverse 5
he has inherited 2
For to whom said he at some time or other of the angels? [2
my son 1
You are], I today engendered you. And again, I will be to him for father, and he will be to me for son.
again] he should bring in the first-born into the inhabitable world, he says, And let [4
do obeisance to 5
And indeed to the angels he says, The one making the angels his spirits, and his ministers [2
of fire 1
But to the son, saying
Your throne, O God, into the eon of the eon. A rod of uprightness is
the rod of your kingdom.
You loved righteousness, and detested lawlessness; on account of this [4
your God] with oil of exultation above your partakers.
You in the beginnings, O Lord, [2
of the 3
laid the foundation], and the
works of your hands are the heavens.
They shall perish, but you abide; and all as a garment shall grow old.
And as a wrap-around garment, you shall coil them, and they shall be changed; but you [2
are], and your years shall not fail.
And] of the angels said he at some time or other? Sit down at my right, until whenever I should put your enemies as a footstool of your feet!
Are they] ministering spirits, [2
being sent] on account of the ones being about to inherit deliverance?