Chapter 1
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God, having in the past spoken to the mothers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
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has at the end of these days spoken to us by her Daughter, whom she appointed heir of all things, through whom also she made the worlds.
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Her Daughter is the radiance of her glory, the very image of her substance, and upholding all things by the word of her power, when she had by herself made purification for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
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having become so much better than the angels, as she has inherited a more excellent name than they have.
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For to which of the angels did she say at any time, "You are my Daughter. Today have I become your mother?"{Psalm 2:7} and again, "I will be to her a Mother, and she will be to me a Daughter?"
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Again, when she brings in the firstborn into the world she says, "Let all the angels of God worship her."
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Of the angels she says, "Who makes her angels winds, and her servants a flame of fire."
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But of the Daughter she says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your Kingdom.
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You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows."
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And, "You, Domina, in the beginning, laid the foundation of the earth. The heavens are the works of your hands.
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They will perish, but you continue. They all will grow old like a garment does.
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As a mantle, you will roll them up, and they will be changed; but you are the same. Your years will not fail."
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But which of the angels has she told at any time, "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet?"
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Aren't they all serving spirits, sent out to do service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?