King James Bible

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1:1  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, In many parts, and many ways, God of old having spoken to the fathers in the prophets,
1:2  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; in these last days did speak to us in a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He did make the ages;
1:3  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; who being the brightness of the glory, and the impress of His subsistence, bearing up also the all things by the saying of his might -- through himself having made a cleansing of our sins, sat down at the right hand of the greatness in the highest,
1:4  Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. having become so much better than the messengers, as he did inherit a more excellent name than they.
1:5  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? For to which of the messengers said He ever, `My Son thou art -- I to-day have begotten thee?' and again, `I will be to him for a father, and he shall be to Me for a son?'
1:6  And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. and when again He may bring in the first-born to the world, He saith, `And let them bow before him -- all messengers of God;'
1:7  And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. and unto the messengers, indeed, He saith, `Who is making His messengers spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire;'
1:8  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. and unto the Son: `Thy throne, O God, `is' to the age of the age; a scepter of righteousness `is' the scepter of thy reign;
1:9  Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. thou didst love righteousness, and didst hate lawlessness; because of this did He anoint thee -- God, thy God -- with oil of gladness above thy partners;'
1:10  And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: and, `Thou, at the beginning, Lord, the earth didst found, and a work of thy hands are the heavens;
1:11  They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; these shall perish, and Thou dost remain, and all, as a garment, shall become old,
1:12  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. and as a mantle Thou shall roll them together, and they shall be changed, and Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail.'
1:13  But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? And unto which of the messengers said He ever, `Sit at My right hand, till I may make thine enemies thy footstool?'
1:14  Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? are they not all spirits of service -- for ministration being sent forth because of those about to inherit salvation?
2:1  Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. Because of this it behoveth `us' more abundantly to take heed to the things heard, lest we may glide aside,
2:2  For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; for if the word being spoken through messengers did become stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience did receive a just recompense,
2:3  How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; how shall we escape, having neglected so great salvation? which a beginning receiving -- to be spoken through the Lord -- by those having heard was confirmed to us,
2:4  God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? God also bearing joint-witness both with signs and wonders, and manifold powers, and distributions of the Holy Spirit, according to His will.
2:5  For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. For not to messengers did He subject the coming world, concerning which we speak,
2:6  But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? and one in a certain place did testify fully, saying, `What is man, that Thou art mindful of him, or a son of man, that Thou dost look after him?


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