Hebrews 1:2
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New International Version
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.

King James Bible
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;

Darby Bible Translation
at the end of these days has spoken to us in [the person of the] Son, whom he has established heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

World English Bible
has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds.

Young's Literal Translation
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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Last days - The Gospel dispensation, called the last days and the last time, because not to be followed by any other dispensation; or the conclusion of the Jewish Church and state now at their termination.

By his Son - It is very remarkable that the pronoun αὑτου, his, is not found in the text; nor is it found in any MS. or version. We should not therefore supply the pronoun as our translators have done; but simply read εν Υἱῳ, By a Son, or In a Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things. God has many sons and daughters, for he is the Father of the spirits of all flesh; and he has many heirs, for if sons, then heirs, heirs of God, and joint heirs with Jesus Christ; but he has no Son who is heir of all things, none by whom he made the worlds, none in whom he speaks, and by whom he has delivered a complete revelation to mankind, but Jesus the Christ.

The apostle begins with the lowest state in which Christ has appeared:

1. His being a Son, born of a woman, and made under the law. He then ascends,

2. So his being an Heir, and an Heir of all things.

3. He then describes him as the Creator of all worlds.

4. As the Brightness of the Divine glory.

5. As the express Image of his person, or character of the Divine substance.

6. As sustaining the immense fabric of the universe; and this by the word of his power.

7. As having made an atonement for the sin of the world, which was the most stupendous of all his works.

"'Twas great to speak a world from nought;

'Twas greater to redeem."

8. As being on the right hand of God, infinitely exalted above all created beings; and the object of adoration to all the angelic host.

9. As having an eternal throne, neither his person nor his dignity ever changing or decaying.


Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Genesis 49:1 And Jacob called to his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.

Numbers 24:14 And now, behold, I go to my people: come therefore...

Deuteronomy 4:30 When you are in tribulation, and all these things are come on you, even in the latter days, if you turn to the LORD your God...

Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD your God will raise up to you a Prophet from the middle of you, of your brothers, like to me; to him you shall listen;

Deuteronomy 31:29 For I know that after my death you will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you...

Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains...

Jeremiah 30:24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he has done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart...

Jeremiah 48:47 Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days, said the LORD. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.

Ezekiel 38:16 And you shall come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days...

Daniel 2:28 But there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets, and makes known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days...

Daniel 10:14 Now I am come to make you understand what shall befall your people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.

Hosea 3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king...

Micah 4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains...

Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, said God, I will pour out of my Spirit on all flesh...

Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven...

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

Jude 1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.


Hebrews 1:5,8 For to which of the angels said he at any time, You are my Son, this day have I begotten you? And again, I will be to him a Father...

Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord...

Hebrews 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

Hebrews 7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like to the Son of God...

Matthew 3:17 And see a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son...

Matthew 26:63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said to him, I adjure you by the living God...

Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

Mark 12:6 Having yet therefore one son, his well beloved, he sent him also last to them, saying, They will reverence my son.

John 1:14,17,18 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory...

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish...

John 15:15 From now on I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: but I have called you friends...

Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:


Hebrews 2:8,9 You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him...

Psalm 2:6-9 Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion...

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

Isaiah 53:10-12 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed...

Matthew 21:38 But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him...

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

John 3:25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.

John 13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

John 16:15 All things that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it to you.

John 17:2 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him.

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him...

1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things...

1 Corinthians 15:25-27 For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet...

Ephesians 1:20-23 Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places...

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name...

Colossians 1:17,18 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist...

by whom.

Proverbs 8:22-31 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old...

Isaiah 44:24 Thus said the LORD, your redeemer, and he that formed you from the womb, I am the LORD that makes all things...

Isaiah 45:12,18 I have made the earth, and created man on it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded...

John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things...

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hid in God...

Colossians 1:16,17 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones...

Messiah the Son of God
For to which of the angels said He at any time, Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee? T hough every part of a revelation from God must of course be equally true, there may be a considerable difference even among truths proposed by the same authority, with respect to their immediate importance. There are fundamental truths, the knowledge of which are essentially necessary to our peace and holiness: and there are others of a secondary nature, which, though very useful in their proper connection,
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

The Friend Whose Years do not Fail. Rev. W. Arthur, M. A.
"And thy years shall not fail."--HEBREWS i. 12. You know that these words are taken from the hundred and second Psalm. There, they are addressed to God the Creator; here, to Christ the Redeemer. In both cases they express the same truths. Man finds himself here, looks out to what he can see around him, and then in thought passes on to what he cannot see. He knows that a very little while ago he was not here, he was not anywhere. He has an instinct within which tells him that though it is so short
Knowles King—The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern

The Son and the Angels.
HEBREWS i. 4-ii. 18. The most dangerous and persistent error against which the theologians of the New Testament had to contend was the doctrine of emanations. The persistence of this error lay in its affinity with the Christian conception of mediation between God and men; its danger sprang from its complete inconsistency with the Christian idea of the person and work of the Mediator. For the Hebrew conception of God, as the "I AM," tended more and more in the lapse of ages to sever Him from all
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

Agency of Evil Spirits
The connection of the visible with the invisible world, the ministration of angels of God, and the agency of evil spirits, are plainly revealed in the Scriptures, and inseparably interwoven with human history. There is a growing tendency to disbelief in the existence of evil spirits, while the holy angels that "minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation" (Hebrews 1:14) are regarded by many as spirits of the dead. But the Scriptures not only teach the existence of angels, both good and evil,
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:30
When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, then in later days you will return to the LORD your God and obey him.

Psalm 2:8
Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.

Matthew 13:39
and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

Matthew 28:18
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Mark 12:7
"But the tenants said to one another, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'

John 1:3
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

John 1:10
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.

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