1:1 In many parts and many ways, long ago God, having spoken to the fathers by the prophets, 2 in these last days has spoken to us by the Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the universe. 3 Who, being the radiance of the glory and the exact representation of His substantial nature, upholding also all things by the word of His power, by Himself having made a purification of our sins, sat down at the right hand of the majesty on high, 4 having become so much better than the messengers, as He has inherited a more excellent name than theirs.
5 For to which of the messengers did He ever say,
“You are My Son, I today have become Your Father”?
“I will be a Father to Him and He shall be a Son to Me”?
6 And again, when He brings in the firstborn into the inhabited earth, He says,
“And let them worship Him all messengers of God.”
7 And about the messengers, indeed, He says,
“Who is making His messengers winds, and His servants a flame of fire.”
8 But about the Son…
“Your throne, O God, is to the age of the age; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your reign.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”
“You, O Lord, at the beginning You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands.
11 They will perish, but You remain; and they will all grow old like a garment.
12 And as a cloak You shall roll them up, and they shall be changed. But You are the same, and Your years shall not fail.”
13 But to which of the messengers has He ever said,
“Sit at My right hand, until I should place Your enemies a footstool of Your feet?”
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, being sent forth for service for the sake of those about to inherit salvation?
 Verse 3 – Byz, M and TR texts read δι᾽ ἑαυτοῦ, by Himself. NU text, following about a dozen Grk MSS, omits δι᾽ ἑαυτοῦ.
 Verse 3 – Byz, M and TR texts read ἡμῶν, our. NU text, following about a half dozen Grk MSS, omits ἡμῶν.
 Verse 4 – Almost all English versions here transliterate (rather than translate) ἀγγέλων, the Greek genitive masculine plural form of the noun ἄγγελος, as “angels.” So also in verses 5-7, 13.
 Verse 5 – Psalm 2:7.
 Verse 5 – 2 Samuel 7:14.
 Verse 6 – A quotation based on a reading found in the Greek LXX and in a DSS fragment (4QDeutq), but not the Hebrew MT of Deuteronomy 32:43. See also Psalm 97:7 in the LXX.
 Verse 7 – Psalm 104:4.
 Verses 8-9 – Psalm 45:6-7.
 Verse 12 – NU text, following half a dozen Grk MSS, adds ὡς ἱμάτιον, like a garmet. Byz, M and TR texts omit ὡς ἱμάτιον.
 Verses 10-12 – Psalm 102:25-27.
 Verse 13 – Psalm 110:1.