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Hebrews 1:5 New English Translation (NET Bible)

The Son Is Superior to Angels

For to which of the angels did God[a] ever say, “You are my son! Today I have fathered you”?[b] And in another place[c] he says,[d]I will be his father and he will be my son.”[e]


  1. Hebrews 1:5 tn Grk “he”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  2. Hebrews 1:5 tn Grk “I have begotten you.”sn A quotation from Ps 2:7.
  3. Hebrews 1:5 tn Grk “And again,” quoting another OT passage.
  4. Hebrews 1:5 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. Hebrews 1:5 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).
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