Three Versions, Three Verses

Hebrews 1:1-3
NIV
1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
MSG
1 1-3 Going through a long line of prophets, God has been addressing our ancestors in different ways for centuries. Recently he spoke to us directly through his Son. By his Son, God created the world in the beginning, and it will all belong to the Son at the end. This Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s nature. He holds everything together by what he says—powerful words!
NASB
1 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways,2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. 3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

My Synopsis Verse by Verse:
1. God spoke in the past through inspired teachers [prophets], often, in various, different ways, giving us parts of the whole [portions].  Their words were like hearsay evidence.
2. Now Jesus is our live connection to God’s presence.  He was there with God in the beginning of forever and he will be there as long as forever lasts.
3. Through Jesus we finally understand what the God we’ve never seen is like. He speaks to us directly with words from God so powerful they can actually make everything about us fit exactly into God’s plan.  Then God says “sit here Son and tell me all about them.”

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