The Epistle of Paul the Apostle
The Son is in the express image of the person of the Father—Christ is the Only Begotten Son and thus above the angels.
1 God, who aat sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the bfathers by the cprophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his aSon, whom he hath bappointed cheir of all things, by whom also he dmade the eworlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his aglory, and the express image of his bperson, and upholding all things by the word of his cpower, when he had by himself dpurged our sins, sat down on the eright hand of the fMajesty on high;
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent aname than they.
5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my aSon, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a bFather, and he shall be to me a Son?
6 And again, when he bringeth in the afirstbegotten into the world, he saith, bAnd let all the angels of God cworship him.
7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy athrone, O God, is for bever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved arighteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the afoundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine bhands:
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall awax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my aright hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
14 Are they not all aministering bspirits, sent forth cto minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?