These two chapters speak of Jesus in two places.
Hebrews 1 in heaven before the Incarnation.
Hebrews 2 on earth during the Incarnation.
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 1:22.214.171.124.
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
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
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 17:126.96.36.199.
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