Hebrews Chapter 1

The main purpose of Hebrews Chapter 1 is to show that Jesus Christ is superior to the angels. This superiority is shown by comparing Him to those that were written about in the Old Testament.

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Jesus is Superior to All

In Hebrews Chapter 1, Paul wrote of who Jesus really is. He explained that Jesus is the Son of God, thus inheriting everything that is in the world from the Most High. Paul went on to say that Jesus is the ruler and the creator of all things in the universe.

Jesus is Higher than Angels

Paul continued his comparison in Hebrews Chapter 1 by giving examples of how Jesus is worshipped by angels. This includes how the angels are servants to the Lord and how Jesus is of supreme royalty. He makes his point by describing things that God said to Jesus that He never said to angels, such as calling Jesus His only son. Paul did this in an effort to put things into perspective because angels were very highly regarded to the Jewish people of the Old Testament.

Angels Kneel before Jesus

Paul used the rest of the first chapter of Hebrews elaborating on all of the wonderful characteristics of Jesus. He said that Jesus Christ was sent down from Heaven to teach the world God’s way. The angels now kneel before Him as He sends them out into the world to do his deeds. Paul concluded Hebrews Chapter 1 by saying that angels are sent from God to help people receive the salvation of Jesus.

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Hebrews 1 (King James Version)

1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship 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 throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

9 Thou hast loved righteousness, 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 foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax 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 right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?

14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

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