Hebrews 1:5-14 (NRSV)
The advent of one higher than angels
For to which of the angels did
God ever say,
"You are my Son;
today I have begotten you"?
"I will be his Father,
and he will be my Son"?
And again, when he
brings the firstborn into the world, he says,
"Let all God's angels worship
Of the angels he says,
"He makes his angels winds,
servants flames of fire."
But of the Son he says,
"Your throne, O God,
is forever and ever,
and the righteous scepter is the scepter of your
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness
beyond your companions."
"In the beginning, Lord, you founded the
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
they will perish, but
they will all wear out like clothing;
like a cloak you will
roll them up,
and like clothing they will be changed.
But you are the
and your years will never end."
But to which of the angels has he
"Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies a footstool
for your feet"?
Are not all angels spirits in the divine service, sent to
serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?