Hebrews 1:1

“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

God who at sundry times, and in diuers manners, spake in time past vnto the Fathers by the Prophets,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

God, having of old time spoken unto the fathers in the prophets by divers portions and in divers manners,
- American Standard Version (1901)

In times past the word of God came to our fathers through the prophets, in different parts and in different ways;
- Basic English Bible

God having spoken in many parts and in many ways formerly to the fathers in the prophets,
- Darby Bible

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
- Webster's Bible

God, who in ancient days spoke to our forefathers in many distinct messages and by various methods through the Prophets,
- Weymouth Bible

God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
- World English Bible

God, that spak sum tyme bi prophetis in many maneres to oure fadris, at the
- Wycliffe Bible

In many parts, and many ways, God of old having spoken to the fathers in the prophets,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 1:1


1:1 God, who at sundry times - The creation was revealed in the time of Adam; the last judgment, in the time of Enoch: and so at various times, and in various degrees, more explicit knowledge was given. In divers manners - In visions, in dreams, and by revelations of various kinds. Both these are opposed to the one entire and perfect revelation which he has made to us by Jesus Christ. The very number of the prophets showed that they prophesied only in part. Of old - There were no prophets for a large tract of time before Christ came, that the great Prophet might be the more earnestly expected. Spake - A part is put for the whole; implying every kind of divine communication. By the prophets - The mention of whom is a virtual declaration that the apostle received the whole Old Testament, and was not about to advance any doctrine in contradiction to it. Hath in these last times - Intimating that no other revelation is to be expected. Spoken - All things, and in the most perfect manner. By his Son - Alone. The Son spake by the apostles. The majesty of the Son of God is proposed, Absolutely, by the very name of Son, verse 1, and by three glorious predicates, - whom he hath appointed, by whom he made, who sat down; whereby he is described from the beginning to the consummation of all things, #Heb 1:2|,3 Comparatively to angels, #Heb 1:4|. The proof of this proposition immediately follows: the name of Son being proved, #Heb 1:5|; his being heir of all things, #Heb 1:6 |- 9; his making the worlds, #Heb 1:10 |- 12 his sitting at God's right hand, #Heb 1:13|, &c.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 1:1


Heb 1:1 Christ Greater Than Angels and Prophets SUMMARY OF HEBREWS 1: The Message Spoken by the Son. The Glory of the Son. His Superiority to the Angels. God, who. Instead of the introductory greetings usual in an Epistle, the apostle plunges into the midst of his subject by a grand exordium. At sundry times. Rather, "In divers portions", as in the Revised Version. The Old Testament was give in "portions", not all at once, and at wide intervals. Spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets. Though prophets might be chosen as the instruments, the message was that of God. While God spoke through them, the prophets were only men.

Discussion for Hebrews 1

  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 1:1 GOD who at sundry times and in diverse manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets --1:2-- hath in these last days --- SPOKEN --- unto us by HIS SON whom HE hath appointed heir of all things by whom also he made the worlds
  • Freddieo
    Paul has given us a clear picture of Gods Kingdom!From creation unto the redemption of mankind.All the prophets ,apostles , and promises fulfilled through the word of his power.
    This confession is clear enough for all of us to understand!Remember that his kingdom will reign for ever.In the short time we have on earth, We are in a race, to witness these things and provoke others to believe.
  • Servant of God
    For the love of God, Jesus for his love of righteousness and hatred of iniquity found favor with God. If Jesus purged your sins, why are you still full of iniquity? God has always sent his elect to deal with an untoward people, to enlighten them, not to hand them the keys to heaven. You must earn it! Jesus sits where he sits as the 12 heads of the tribes of Israel praise God continually. Rev.
  • HILLIARD WALKER
    it is exciting to understand the word of God especially in the first two verses of Hebrews chapter 1. it clearly say that before God spoke His word [JESUS] to the prophets instructing them as to what he wanted. Now since Jesus has come as God's only BEGOTTEN son [the voice of God] God no longer instructs because Jesus who is the express image and word of God now speaks. Jesus is the Word of God.
  • Flames of Fire
    He made his angles spirits and his ministers flames of fire. Are your ministets truth tellers or fund raisers? Do you long for righteosness or pretend your already saved. Misinterpreters of scripure or learners precept by precept, a little here a little there. Do you feign rapture or deal with the Heart of the matter, without pretence. My experience with todays Christians. Dig it?
  • Charley
    the lord jesus christ is GOD john 8-58, isaiah 9-6, hohn 20-28, john14-6, john10-30
    emmanuel means god with us i could show you many other passages,colossions 2-9
    repent emmilyon and bow to the lordship of jesus christ for your salvation,you
    are a doubting thomas or maybe in some false religion or cult

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