Hebrews 1:3
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New International Version
The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

New Living Translation
The Son radiates God's own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.

English Standard Version
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,

Berean Study Bible
The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His nature, upholding all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Berean Literal Bible
who, being the radiance of His glory and the exact expression of His substance, and upholding all things by the power of His word, through having made the purification of sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

New American Standard Bible
And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

King James Bible
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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact expression of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

International Standard Version
He is the reflection of God's glory and the exact likeness of his being, and he holds everything together by his powerful word. After he had provided a cleansing from sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Highest Majesty

NET Bible
The Son is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence, and he sustains all things by his powerful word, and so when he had accomplished cleansing for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he is The Brilliance of his glory, The Image of his Being, and upholds all things by the power of his word; and he in his Essential Being has accomplished the purification of our sins, and he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His Son is the reflection of God's glory and the exact likeness of God's being. He holds everything together through his powerful words. After he had cleansed people from their sins, he received the highest position, the one next to the Father in heaven.

New American Standard 1977
And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Jubilee Bible 2000
who being the brightness of his glory and the express image of his substance 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;

King James 2000 Bible
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;

American King James Version
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:

American Standard Version
who being the effulgence of his glory, and the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the figure of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, making purgation of sins, sitteth on the right hand of the majesty on high.

Darby Bible Translation
who being [the] effulgence of his glory and [the] expression of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, having made [by himself] the purification of sins, set himself down on the right hand of the greatness on high,

English Revised Version
who being the effulgence of his glory, and the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Webster's Bible Translation
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 made purification of our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Weymouth New Testament
He brightly reflects God's glory and is the exact representation of His being, and upholds the universe by His all-powerful word. After securing man's purification from sin He took His seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

World English Bible
His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself made purification for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Young's Literal Translation
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,
Study Bible
The Supremacy of the Son
2But in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe. 3The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature, upholding all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. 4So He became as far superior to the angels as the name He has inherited is excellent beyond theirs.…
Word Study

Who, which, what, that.

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

[the] radiance
apaugasma (N-NNS)
A light flashing forth (from), radiation, gleam. From a compound of apo and augazo; an off-flash, i.e. Effulgence.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

And, even, also, namely.

[the] exact expression
charaktēr (N-NMS)
From the same as charax; a graver, i.e. engraving, the figure stamped, i.e. An exact copy or representation).

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

From a compound of hupo and histemi; a setting under, i.e. concretely, essence, or abstractly, assurance.

And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

To carry, bear, bring; I conduct, lead; perhaps: I make publicly known. A primary verb.

all things
panta (Adj-ANP)
All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From dunamai; force; specially, miraculous power.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

From rheo; an utterance, ; by implication, a matter or topic; with a negative naught whatever.

A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

(a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

[the] purification
katharismon (N-AMS)
From katharizo; a washing off, i.e. ablution, expiation.

From hamartano; a sin.

Another form for kathezomai; to seat down, i.e. Set; intransitively, to sit; figuratively, to settle.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

[the] right hand
dexia (Adj-DFS)
On the right hand, right hand, right. From dechomai; the right side or hand.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

(divine) majesty, greatness. From megas; greatness, i.e. divinity.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

High, lofty. From hupsos; lofty.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-3 God spake to his ancient people at sundry times, through successive generations, and in divers manners, as he thought proper; sometimes by personal directions, sometimes by dreams, sometimes by visions, sometimes by Divine influences on the minds of the prophets. The gospel revelation is excellent above the former; in that it is a revelation which God has made by his Son. In beholding the power, wisdom, and goodness of the Lord Jesus Christ, we behold the power, wisdom, and goodness of the Father, Joh 14:7; the fulness of the Godhead dwells, not typically, or in a figure, but really, in him. When, on the fall of man, the world was breaking to pieces under the wrath and curse of God, the Son of God, undertaking the work of redemption, sustained it by his almighty power and goodness. From the glory of the person and office of Christ, we proceed to the glory of his grace. The glory of His person and nature, gave to his sufferings such merit as was a full satisfaction to the honour of God, who suffered an infinite injury and affront by the sins of men. We never can be thankful enough that God has in so many ways, and with such increasing clearness, spoken to us fallen sinners concerning salvation. That he should by himself cleanse us from our sins is a wonder of love beyond our utmost powers of admiration, gratitude, and praise.
Cross References
Psalm 110:1
A Psalm of David. The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet."

Mark 16:19
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

John 14:9
Jesus replied, "Philip, I have been with you all this time, and still you do not know Me? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?

2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Colossians 1:17
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

Titus 2:14
He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

Hebrews 1:13
And to which of the angels did God ever say: "Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet"?

Hebrews 8:1
The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven,

Hebrews 9:14
how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, purify our consciences from works of death, so that we may serve the living God!

Hebrews 10:12
But when this Priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God.
Treasury of Scripture

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:

the brightness.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory…

John 14:9,10 Jesus said to him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have …

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined …

image.

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

Colossians 1:15,16 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature…

upholding.

Psalm 75:3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up …

John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Revelation 4:11 You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for …

the word.

Ecclesiastes 8:4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say to him, …

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power …

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency …

by himself.

Hebrews 7:27 Who needs not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, …

Hebrews 9:12-14,16,26 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he …

John 1:29 The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the …

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship …

1 John 3:5 And you know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

sat.

Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into …

Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such …

Hebrews 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, …

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …

Psalm 110:1 The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you at my right hand, until I make …

Matthew 22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his …

Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken to them, he was received up into …

Luke 20:42,43 And David himself said in the book of Psalms, The LORD said to my …

Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received …

Acts 7:56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing …

Romans 8:34 Who is he that comdemns? It is Christ that died, yes rather, that …

Ephesians 1:20-22 Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and …

Colossians 3:1 If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, …

1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and …

1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels …

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even …

Majesty.

1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and …

Job 37:22 Fair weather comes out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.

Micah 5:4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty …

2 Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known …

Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and …

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