These two chapters speak of Jesus in two places.        

           Hebrews 1 in heaven before the Incarnation.  

           Hebrews 2 on earth during the Incarnation.

Hebrews 1

The Divinity of Christ before the Incarnation

v1        God spoke through the prophets  (OT)                                     Numbers 12:6.

v2        God now spoke by His Son.  (NT)                                               John 1:

v2        Father created worlds by His Son                                              Colossians 1:16.

v3        Son brightness of Father’s glory                                                John 17:5.

v3        Son express image of Father’s person.                                    Col 1:15.   2 Cor 4:4.

v3        Father upholds all things by the Son                                        Col 1:15.17.

v3        Son sat at right hand of the Father                                           Heb 1:13. 10:12. Ps 110:1.

v4        Son better than angels                                                                Hebrews 1:9.

v4        Son inherited a better Name                                                     Ps 2:7.  Isaiah 9:6.

v5          Father said, ‘Thou art My Son’                                                               Psalm 2:7.

v6        First begotten, firstborn                                                             Romans 8:29.

v6        Angels to worship the Son                                                         Revelation 5:12-14.

v7        Angels are spirits                                                                         Psalm 104:4.

v8.9.    Father said, ‘Thy throne, O God’                                             Psalm 45:6.7.

v9        Son’s God anointed Him                                                            Rev 1:6.  3:12.

v9        Son anointed before creation of earth.                                  Proverbs 8:23.

v10-12  Earth perish, Son will remain                                                  Psalm 102:25-27.

Chapter 1 shows the divinity of Christ

The Son created the worlds with His Father

The Son is the brightness of His Father’s glory

The Son is the express image of the Father’s person

The Son upholds all things, together with His Father

The Son sits at the right hand of the Father

The Son is higher than the angels

The Son better than angels, received name of His Father by birth - inheritance

The Son is begotten of the Father

The Son is the Son of the Father

The Son is the first begotten of the Father

The angels are to worship the Son

The Father says of His Son, ‘Thy throne O God’

The Son is divine like His Father

The Father anointed His Son above the angels

The Son laid the foundations of the earth;  they will perish

The Father says of His Son, ‘Sit at My right hand till I make your enemies your footstool’

None of this can be said of the angels

They were created beings, sons, but created

They are ministering spirits

They minister to those who are heirs of salvation


Hebrews 2

The Humanity of Christ on the Earth

v9        The Son made a little lower than angels                                               Gal 4:4. Phil 2:5-8.

v9          Received glory and honour before earth.

                      On earth:  John 12:23.28. 13:31. ​

                     In future:  John 17:5. Phil 2:9.10.

v9                  Tasted death for every man                                                                 Luke 24:46.

v10      The Son was made perfect through suffering.                                         Hebrews 5:8.

v11.         He who sanctifies and the sanctified one

                                       John 17:23.

v12     Not ashamed to call  sanctified His brethren

(All humanity can be called Jesus’ brethren in the flesh, but this chapter speaks of those who aresurrendered as Abraham was surrendered)   

v12           The Son will declare God’s name                                                      Ps 22:22.  Jn 17:6.26.

v13              T  he Son will put trust in God                                                            Ps 18:2.3.  Luk 23:46.

v13                     Children given to the Son                                                              John 17:

v14.                Children – flesh and blood.                                                                  Romans 8:3.

v14                     Son will destroy the devil                                                                      1 John 3:8.

v15               Christians can serve without fear                                                             Luke 1:74.

v16      Son not nature angels, but seed of Abraham                                              Gal 3:14.16.

v17      The Son made in all things like His brethren                                                 Gal 4:4-7.

v17      So He could be a merciful High priest                                             Heb  4:14-16.  7:25.

Chapter 2 shows the humanity of Christ

The Son made a little lower than the angels for suffering of death

The Son was crowned with glory and honour

The Son tasted death for every man

The Son was made perfect through suffering

The sanctified Son is one with those who are sanctified

​The Son is not ashamed to call the sanctified ones his brethren

The Son will declare His Father’s name in the church

The Father has given His Son sanctified children

The Son is flesh and blood like men are flesh and blood

The Son will destroy the devil; the redeemed serve no fear of death

The Son took not nature of angels, but the seed of Abraham

The Son made like His brethren in all things, to be a merciful high priest.​


Hebrews 1 and 2