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Hebrews 1:5

Context
The Son Is Superior to Angels

1:5 For to which of the angels did God 1  ever say, “You are my son! Today I have fathered you”? 2  And in another place 3  he says, 4 I will be his father and he will be my son.” 5 

Hebrews 1:13

Context

1:13 But to which of the angels 6  has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”? 7 

1 tn Grk “he”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 tn Grk “I have begotten you.”

sn A quotation from Ps 2:7.

3 tn Grk “And again,” quoting another OT passage.

4 tn The words “he says” are not in the Greek text but are supplied to make a complete English sentence. In the Greek text this is a continuation of the previous sentence, but English does not normally employ such long and complex sentences.

5 tn Grk “I will be a father to him and he will be a son to me.”

sn A quotation from 2 Sam 7:14 (cf. 1 Chr 17:13).

6 sn The parallel phrases to which of the angels in vv. 5 and 13 show the unity of this series of quotations (vv. 5-14) in revealing the superiority of the Son over angels (v. 4).

7 sn A quotation from Ps 110:1.



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