Hebrews 1



Hebrews 1 establishes the supremacy of Jesus Christ over angels, emphasizing His divine nature, role in creation, and sovereign authority. The chapter sets the stage for the exploration of Jesus as the ultimate mediator of the new covenant and the fulfillment of God's redemptive plan.


  1. God Speaks Through His Son (Hebrews 1:1-2): The author begins by emphasizing that in the past, God spoke to His people through prophets, but in these last days, He has spoken to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus is described as the appointed heir of all things, through whom God created the world.
  2. Jesus Superior to Angels (Hebrews 1:3-4): The author highlights the supremacy of Jesus by describing Him as the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His nature. Jesus upholds the universe by the word of His power. In contrast to angels, Jesus is proclaimed as superior because of His divine nature.
  3. Sonship and Sovereignty (Hebrews 1:5-14): The author supports the claim of Jesus' superiority by quoting several Old Testament passages that emphasize Jesus' unique Sonship. The angels are instructed to worship the Son. The Son is addressed as God and Lord, and His reign is contrasted with the temporal nature of the created order.