Hebrews Chapter 1
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Christ in these last times comming to vs from the Father, 4 is preferred aboue the Angels, both in Person and Office.
God who at sundry times, and in diuers manners, spake in time past vnto the Fathers by the Prophets,
Hath in these last dayes spoken vnto vs by his Sonne, whom he hath appointed heire of all things, by whom also he made the worlds,
Who being the brightnesse of his glory, and the expresse image of his person, and vpholding all things by the word of his power, when hee had by himselfe purged our sinnes, sate down on þe right hand of the Maiestie on high,3
Being made so much better then the Angels, as hee hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent Name then they.
For vnto which of the Angels said he at any time, Thou art my sonne, this day haue I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Sonne.
And againe, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, hee saith, And let all the Angels of God worship him.
Christ aboue the Angels.
And of the Angels he saith: Who maketh his Angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
But vnto the Sonne, he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for euer and euer: a scepter of righteousnesse is the scepter of thy kingdome.8
Thou hast loued righteousnesse, and hated iniquitie, therefore God, euen thy God hath anointed thee with the oyle of gladnesse aboue thy fellowes.
And, thou Lord in the beginning hast layed the foundation of the earth: and the heauens are the works of thine hands.10
They shall perish, but thou remainest: and they all shal waxe old as doth a garment.
And as a vesture shalt thou fold them vp, and they shall be changed, but thou art the same, and thy yeeres shall not faile?
But to which of the Angels said hee at any time, Sit on my right hand, vntill I make thine enemies thy footstoole?13
Are they not all ministring spirits, sent foorth to minister for them, who shall be heires of saluation?
Hebrews Chapter 1 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
8 Gr, rightnesse, or straightnes.
10 Psa.102.2. esa.34.4.
13 Psal.110. 1. matt.22. 44.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania