1:4 By what he has done, the Son of God is much greater than the *angels. God has also given to him a name that is greater than theirs. 1:5 God did not tell any of the *angels, ‘You are my Son; today I have become your Father’ (Psalm 2:7). Again, he did not say about any *angel, ‘I will be his father, and he will be my son’ (2 Samuel 7:14).
1:6 Again, when God brings his *firstborn Son into the world, he says ‘Let all the *angels of God *worship him’ (Deuteronomy 32:43). 1:7 He says about the *angels, ‘He makes his *angels winds, and his servants flames of fire’ (Psalm 104:4). 1:8About the Son he says, ‘Your *throne, O God, will last for all time and always. You will rule your *kingdom in ways that are always right. 1:9 You have loved what is right and hated what is evil. That is why God, your God, has chosen you. He has given to you more joy than he has given to anyone else ‘ (Psalm 45:6-7).
1:13 God never said to any of the *angels, ‘Sit at my right hand. Sit there until I make your enemies a place to rest your feet‘ (Psalm 110:1). 1:14 All the *angels are *spirits who work for God. He sends them to help those to whom he will give *salvation.