Jesus is above the angels. In fact, He is equal with the Father, the “exact representation” of His being.

Jesus is above the angels. In fact, He is equal with the Father, the “exact representation” of His being.

BibleGateway: Hebrews 1:3-9

ESV Text: Hebrews 1:3-9

Hebrews 1:3–9 (Listen)

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

For to which of the angels did God ever say,


  “You are my Son,
    today I have begotten you”?

Or again,


  “I will be to him a father,
    and he shall be to me a son”?

And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,


  “Let all God’s angels worship him.”

Of the angels he says,


  “He makes his angels winds,
    and his ministers a flame of fire.”

But of the Son he says,


  “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
    the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
  You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
  therefore God, your God, has anointed you
    with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

(ESV)


KJV Text:

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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.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 357 :
Jesus, Thou Art Mine Forever

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1. Jesus, Thou art mine forever, 
Dearer far than earth to me; 
Neither life nor death shall sever 
Those sweet ties which bind to Thee. 

2. All were drear to me and lonely 
If Thy presence gladdened not; 
While I sing to Thee, Thee only, 
Mine’s an ever blissful lot. 

3. Thou alone art all my Treasure, 
Who hast died that I may live; 
Thou conferrest noblest pleasure, 
Who dost all my sins forgive. 

4. Brightest gems and fairest flowers 
Lose their beauty in Thy frown; 
Joy and peace, like balmy showers, 
In Thy smile come gently down. 

5. Jesus, Thou art mine forever; 
Never suffer me to stray. 
Let me in my weakness never 
Cast my priceless pearl away. 

6. Lamb of God, I do implore Thee, 
Guard, support me, lest I fall. 
Let me evermore adore Thee; 
Be my everlasting All. 


Hymn: LSB 529 :
Since Our Great High Priest, Christ Jesus

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