1:1 In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets;
1:1 Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets,

1:2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
1:2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds.

1:3 He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding the universe by his word of power. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
1:3 He is the reflection of God's glory and the exact imprint of God's very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

1:4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has obtained is more excellent than theirs.
1:4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

1:5 For to what angel did God ever say, "Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee"? Or again, "I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son"?
1:5 For to which of the angels did God ever say, "You are my Son; today I have begotten you"? Or again, "I will be his Father, and he will be my Son"?

1:6 And again, when he brings the first-born into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him."
1:6 And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him."

1:7 Of the angels he says, "Who makes his angels winds, and his servants flames of fire."
1:7 Of the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, and his servants flames of fire."

1:8 But of the Son he says, "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever, the righteous scepter is the scepter of thy kingdom.
1:8 But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of your kingdom.

1:9 Thou hast loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness beyond thy comrades."
1:9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions."

1:10 And, "Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of thy hands;
1:10 And, "In the beginning, Lord, you founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands;

1:11 they will perish, but thou remainest; they will all grow old like a garment,
1:11 they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like clothing;

1:12 like a mantle thou wilt roll them up, and they will be changed. But thou art the same, and thy years will never end."
1:12 like a cloak you will roll them up, and like clothing they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will never end."

1:13 But to what angel has he ever said, "Sit at my right hand, till I make thy enemies a stool for thy feet"?
1:13 But to which of the angels has he ever said, "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet"?

1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation?
1:14 Are not all angels spirits in the divine service, sent to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?