Hebrews 1:4
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New International Version
So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.

New Living Translation
This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names.

English Standard Version
having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

Berean Study Bible
So He became as far superior to the angels as the name He has inherited is excellent beyond theirs.

Berean Literal Bible
having become by so much superior to the angels, as much as He has inherited a name more excellent beyond theirs.

New American Standard Bible
having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.

King James Bible
Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So He became higher in rank than the angels, just as the name He inherited is superior to theirs.

International Standard Version
and became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is better than theirs.

NET Bible
Thus he became so far better than the angels as he has inherited a name superior to theirs.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And This One is altogether greater than the Angels, according to how much more excellent than theirs is The Name which he possesses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Son has become greater than the angels since he has been given a name that is superior to theirs.

New American Standard 1977
having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.

Jubilee Bible 2000
being made so much better than the angels, as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

King James 2000 Bible
Being made so much better than the angels, as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

American King James Version
Being made so much better than the angels, as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

American Standard Version
having become by so much better than the angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name than they.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name than they.

Darby Bible Translation
taking a place by so much better than the angels, as he inherits a name more excellent than they.

English Revised Version
having become by so much better than the angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name than they.

Webster's Bible Translation
Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Weymouth New Testament
having become as far superior to the angels as the Name He possesses by inheritance is more excellent than theirs.

World English Bible
having become so much better than the angels, as he has inherited a more excellent name than they have.

Young's Literal Translation
having become so much better than the messengers, as he did inherit a more excellent name than they.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:4-14 Many Jews had a superstitious or idolatrous respect for angels, because they had received the law and other tidings of the Divine will by their ministry. They looked upon them as mediators between God and men, and some went so far as to pay them a kind of religious homage or worship. Thus it was necessary that the apostle should insist, not only on Christ's being the Creator of all things, and therefore of angels themselves, but as being the risen and exalted Messiah in human nature, to whom angels, authorities, and powers are made subject. To prove this, several passages are brought from the Old Testament. On comparing what God there says of the angels, with what he says to Christ, the inferiority of the angels to Christ plainly appears. Here is the office of the angels; they are God's ministers or servants, to do his pleasure. But, how much greater things are said of Christ by the Father! And let us own and honour him as God; for if he had not been God, he had never done the Mediator's work, and had never worn the Mediator's crown. It is declared how Christ was qualified for the office of Mediator, and how he was confirmed in it: he has the name Messiah from his being anointed. Only as Man he has his fellows, and as anointed with the Holy Spirit; but he is above all prophets, priests, and kings, that ever were employed in the service of God on earth. Another passage of Scripture, Ps 102:25-27, is recited, in which the Almighty power of the Lord Jesus Christ is declared, both in creating the world and in changing it. Christ will fold up this world as a garment, not to be abused any longer, not to be used as it has been. As a sovereign, when his garments of state are folded and put away, is a sovereign still, so our Lord, when he has laid aside the earth and heavens like a vesture, shall be still the same. Let us not then set our hearts upon that which is not what we take it to be, and will not be what it now is. Sin has made a great change in the world for the worse, and Christ will make a great change in it for the better. Let the thoughts of this make us watchful, diligent, and desirous of that better world. The Saviour has done much to make all men his friends, yet he has enemies. But they shall be made his footstool, by humble submission, or by utter destruction. Christ shall go on conquering and to conquer. The most exalted angels are but ministering spirits, mere servants of Christ, to execute his commands. The saints, at present, are heirs, not yet come into possession. The angels minister to them in opposing the malice and power of evil spirits, in protecting and keeping their bodies, instructing and comforting their souls, under Christ and the Holy Ghost. Angels shall gather all the saints together at the last day, when all whose hearts and hopes are set upon perishing treasures and fading glories, will be driven from Christ's presence into everlasting misery.
Study Bible
The Supremacy of the Son
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. 5For to which of the angels did God ever say: “You are my Son; today I have become Your Father”? Or again: “I will be His Father, and He will be My Son” ?…
Cross References
Ephesians 1:21
far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come.

Hebrews 12:17
For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected. He could find no ground for repentance, though he sought the blessing with tears.
Treasury of Scripture

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