II. The Superiority of Christ
A. Superior to the Angels
1. As the Son of God -- As God
4 Having become as much better than the angels as to have inherited a 1more distinguished name than they.
5 For to which of the angels has He ever said, a"You are My Son; 1this day have I begotten You''? And again, b"I will be a Father to Him, and He will be a Son to Me''?
6 And when He brings again the 1aFirstborn into the inhabited earth, He says, b"And let all the angels of God worship Him.''
7 And of the angels He says, a"Who makes His angels 1winds and His ministers a flame of fire'';
8 But of the Son, a"Your bthrone, 1O God, is forever and ever, and the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your ckingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, 1Your God, has aanointed You with the oil of exultant joy above Your 2bpartners'';
10 And, a"You in the beginning, 1Lord, laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of Your hands;
11 They will perish, but You remain perpetually; and they all will become aold like a bgarment,
12 And like a mantle You will roll them up; like a garment they will also be changed; but You are the asame, and Your years will not fail.''
13 But to which of the angels has He ever said, a"Sit at My right hand 1until I set Your enemies as a bfootstool for Your feet''?
14 Are they not all aministering spirits, sent forth for service for the sake of 1those who are to inherit salvation?